We test designated beaches throughout the summer to determine if the water quality can cause a health risk.
Beach is open for swimming.
Unsafe to Swim (Posted)
It is unsafe to swim, but the beach remains open.
Beach Closed (Posted)
Beach is closed to the public. No access to the beach, sand or swimming.
Beaches are posted unsafe/closed when water tests show unacceptable levels of E. Coli bacteria.
The beach might also be unsafe because of floating debris, oil, excessive weed growth, bad odours and general turbidity.
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.
Call 905-688-8248 ext. 7789 for more information from our Beach Hotline.
Call the St. Catharines Beach Hotline at 905-935-2722 for the current status of Lakeside, Municipal or Jones beaches.
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. Residents are encouraged to consider the current weather before deciding to enter the water.
Beach results are available May to August each year