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Beach Water Test Results - City of Kawartha Lakes - As of August 10, 2018 (for week of Aug. 6)

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit provides weekly beach testing results for the City of Kawartha Lakes during the summer months. In 2018, testing will be provided weekly through the Labour Day long weekend.

Testing is based on the most recent test results from the provincial lab in Peterborough for water samples taken from these beaches. The Health Unit advises local residents to note:

  • Beaches marked as 'OPEN' are considered within the acceptable levels as set out in the Ontario government's Beach Management Protocol.

  • Beaches marked 'POSTED" indicate bacterial levels in the water are higher than those considered acceptable as set out in the Ontario government's Beach Management  Protocol, making them unsafe for bathing.


Bexley Township Area

Blanchard's Road Beach - OPEN

Bobcaygeon Area

Beach Park - OPEN  

Riverview Beach Park  - POSTED

Eldon Township Area

Centennial Park West - OPEN

Emily/Omemee Area

Omemee Beach - POSTED

Fenelon Falls Area

Birch Point - OPEN  

Bond Street - OPEN

Sturgeon Point Beach - Unavailable 

Laxton Township Area

Head Lake - OPEN 

Norland Bathing Area - OPEN

Mariposa Township Area

Valentia Beach (aka Sandbar Beach) - OPEN

Somerville Township Area

Burnt River Beach - Somerville - OPEN 

Burnt River Four Mile Lake   OPEN 

Verulam Township Area

Centennial Beach  - OPEN

Verulam Recreational Park - Unavailable



For more information, contact a Public Health Inspector toll-free at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 5006.