Here are the latest water testing results for the Niagara Region for those looking to swim.

 

Please note that due to COVID-19, check with your local municipality regarding beach opening dates, public access, as well as what facilities and services are available before planning a visit.

If you are going out, follow these tips to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Stay up to date on restrictions and safety information.

 

 

Beach Water Testing Results

Beach Municipality Water Temperature Updated
PostedBay Beach (Crystal)
Unsafe to swim due to ecoli
Fort Erie 15.5°C   /  59.9°F June 19
OpenBernard Avenue Beach
Open for swimming
Fort Erie 14°C   /  57.2°F June 15
OpenCrescent Beach
Open for swimming
Fort Erie 15°C   /  59°F June 18
OpenWaverly Beach
Open for swimming
Fort Erie 16°C   /  60.8°F June 19
OpenCasablanca Beach
Open for swimming
Grimsby 17°C   /  62.6°F June 18
OpenFifty Point Conservation Beach
Open for swimming
Grimsby 15.5°C   /  59.9°F June 19
OpenNelles Beach
Open for swimming
Grimsby 16.5°C   /  61.7°F June 18
OpenCharles Daley Park
Open for swimming
Lincoln 18.5°C   /  65.3°F June 19
PostedQueen’s Royal Beach
Unsafe to swim due to ecoli
Niagara-on-the-Lake 17.1°C   /  62.78°F June 17
OpenHumberstone Centennial Park Beach
Open for swimming
Port Colborne 12.5°C   /  54.5°F June 16
OpenNickel Beach
Open for swimming
Port Colborne 16.5°C   /  61.7°F June 19
OpenSherkston Elco
Open for swimming
Port Colborne 15.5°C   /  59.9°F June 19
PostedSherkston Quarry Beach
Unsafe to swim due to ecoli
Port Colborne 20°C   /  68°F June 19
OpenSherkston Wyldewood Beach
Open for swimming
Port Colborne 15°C   /  59°F June 19
OpenLakeside Beach
Open for swimming
St. Catharines 17°C   /  62.6°F June 19
OpenSunset Beach
Open for swimming
St. Catharines 16.4°C   /  61.52°F June 19
OpenLong Beach
Open for swimming
Wainfleet 16.5°C   /  61.7°F June 19
PostedReebs Bay
Unsafe to swim due to algae
Wainfleet 15°C   /  59°F June 17
OpenWainfleet Lake Erie Public Access Beach
Open for swimming
Wainfleet 15.5°C   /  59.9°F June 19

Unsafe for swimming

Beaches are posted unsafe for swimming when water tests show unacceptable levels of E. Coli bacteria. The levels of E.coli are affected by a number of conditions including birds, wildlife and large numbers of swimmers. Swimming in these waters could cause infections of the ear, eye, nose, throat and skin as well as cause diarrhea if the water is ingested.

The beach might also be unsafe or closed because of other environmental conditions including excessive algae growth, flooding, garbage or debris, spills, and bad odours.

Weather conditions can affect test results

Weather conditions can also affect test results. Recent heavy rainfalls, cloudy water, high winds or wavy conditions can increase levels of E.coli.

Beach water testing results may not always be accurate as conditions can change quickly due to the weather. Test results are intended as general guidance.

Be sure to check the current weather and forecast before deciding to enter the water.

COVID-19

Check with your local municipality regarding beach opening dates, public access, as well as what facilities and services are available before planning a visit.

If you are going out, follow these tips to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Stay up to date on restrictions and safety information.

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