Photo of boy swimming in lake

This Version Posted: July 3, 2020

Beach Water Test Results by Community

Click on the links below to see test results for public beaches in your area. Please note that some local beaches are currently closed due to COVID-19:

The Health Unit uses a three-colour system to show test results for local beaches:

  • Green – Open (safe for swimming)
  • Yellow – Advisory Posting (Based on latest test results, there are high counts of bacteria in the water. Swimming is not recommended, as it may increase your risk of developing minor skin, eye, ear, nose or throat infections or stomach illness. If you choose to swim during this advisory, avoid dunking your head or swallowing the water).
  • Red – Closed (do not swim; not open for public use)

Please note: Test results reflect the water quality only at the time of sampling. The water samples can take between two to three days to process and results are therefore not displayed in real time. Changes in water quality can occur very rapidly and frequently. The sampling results provided are for information purposes only.

Northumberland County 

Bewdley Optimist Park – Hamilton

June 29 – GREEN (Open)



Crowe Bridge Park – Trent Hills

July 2 – GREEN (Open)



Harwood Waterfront & Dock – Hamilton

June 29 – GREEN (Open)



Hastings Waterfront North – Trent Hills

July 2 – GREEN (Open)



Hastings Waterfront South – Trent Hills

July 2 – GREEN (Open)



Little Lake – Cramahe

June 22 – RED (Currently Closed Due to COVID-19)



East Beach – Port Hope



West Beach – Port Hope



Sandy Bay Beach – Alnwick Haldimand

June 22 – RED (Currently Closed Due to COVID-19)



*Victoria Park – Cobourg

RED (Closed for Summer 2020 Due to COVID-19)

**blue flag beach



Wicklow Beach – Alnwick Haldimand

June 22 – RED (Currently Closed Due to COVID-19)



City of Kawartha Lakes

Beach Park – Bobcaygeon

June 29 – GREEN (Open)



Birch Point – Fenelon Falls

June 29 – GREEN (Open)



Blanchards Road Beach – Bexley

June 29 – GREEN (Open)



Bond Street – Fenelon Falls

June 22 – GREEN



Burnt River Beach – Somerville

June 29 – GREEN (Open)



Centennial Beach – Verulam

June 29 – GREEN (Open)



Centennial Park West – Eldon

June 29 – GREEN (Open)



Burnt River Four Mile Lake – Somerville

June 29 – GREEN (Open)



Head Lake – Laxton

June 29 – GREEN (Open)



Norland Bathing Area – Laxton

June 29 – GREEN (Open)



Omemee Beach – Emily/ Omemee

June 29 – GREEN (Open)



Riverview Beach Park – Bobycaygeon

June 29 – GREEN (Open)



Sturgeon Point Beach – Fenelon Falls

June 22 – GREEN (Open)



Valentia Beach (Sandbar Beach) – Valentia

June 29 – GREEN (Open)



Verulam Recreational Park – Verulam

June 22 – GREEN



Haliburton County

Bissett Beach – Minden

June 22 – GREEN (Open)



Dorsett Parkette – Algonquin Highlands

June 22 – GREEN (Open)



Eagle Lake – Dysart et al

June 23 – GREEN (Open)



Elvin Johnson Park – Algonquin Highlands

June 22 – GREEN (Open)



Forsters Beach – Minden

June 22 – GREEN (Open)



Glamor Lake Park – Highland East

June 22 – GREEN (Open)



Gooderham Lake – Highland East

June 22 – GREEN (Open)



Haliburton Lake South – Dysart et al

June 23 – GREEN (Open)



Rotary Head Lake Beach – Dysart et al

June 29 – GREEN (Open)



Wilbermere Lake – Highland East

June 22 – GREEN (Open)



Horseshoe Lake – Minden

June 22 – GREEN (Open)



Rotary Park Lagoon – Minden

June 29 – GREEN (Open)



Rotary Park Main – Minden

June 29 – GREEN (Open)



Paudash Lake – Highland East

June 22 – GREEN (Open)



West Gilford Pine Lake – Dysart et al

June 23 – GREEN (Open)



Sand Point – Dysart et al

June 23 – GREEN (Open)



Sandy Cove – Dysart et al

June 23 –GREEN (Open)



Kashagauigamog Lake (Silver Lake) – Dysart et al

June 22 – GREEN (Open)



Twelve Mile Beach – Minden

June 22 – GREEN (Open)