This Version Posted: June 24, 2022

Looking to visit a local beach in the area this summer? Before heading to the beach, ensure it’s safe for swimming.

The Health Unit does regular testing of beaches in Haliburton County, Northumberland County and the City of Kawartha Lakes to ensure the water is safe for swimming.

If a beach is deemed unsafe to swim, it is due to high counts of bacteria in the water.

Testing results are posted below – they will be updated on an ongoing basis this beach season. (Posting begins in mid-June.)


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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.


Beach Water Test Results by Community


Northumberland County 

Caldwell Street Beach – Port Hope

June 27 – Open – Green



Crowe Bridge Park – Trent Hills

June 27 – Open – Green



Harwood Waterfront & Dock – Hamilton Township



Hastings Waterfront North – Trent Hills

June 27 – Advisory – Yellow



Hastings Waterfront South – Trent Hills

June 27 – Open – Green



Little Lake – Cramahe

June 27 – Open – Green



East Beach – Port Hope

June 27 – Open – Green



West Beach – Port Hope

June 27 – Closed – Red



Sandy Bay Beach – Alnwick-Haldimand

June 27 – Advisory – Yellow



Victoria Park – Cobourg

July 28 – Open – Green



Wicklow Beach – Alnwick-Haldimand

June 27 – Advisory – Yellow


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City of Kawartha Lakes

Beach Park – Bobycaygeon



Birch Point – Fenelon Falls

June 27 – Open – Green



Blanchards Road Beach – Bexley

June 27 – Open – Green



Bond Street – Fenelon Falls

June 21 – OPEN – Green



Burnt River Beach – Somerville

June 27– Open – Green



Centennial Park West – Eldon

June 27 – Advisory – Yellow



Centennial Beach – Verulam

June 28 – Open – Green



Centennial Verulam Parkette

June 28 – Open – Green



Four Mile Lake Beach – Somerville

June 27 – Open – Green



Head Lake Beach – Laxton

June 27 – Open – Green



Norland Bathing Area – Laxton

June 27 – Open– Green



Omemee Beach – Emily/ Omemee

June 27 – Open – Green



Riverview Beach Park – Bobycaygeon

June 28 – Advisory – Yellow



Sturgeon Point Beach – Fenelon Falls

June 28 – Open- Green



Valentia/ Sandbar Beach – Valentia

June 28 – Open – Green



Verulam Recreational Park – Verulam

June 28 – Open – Green


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Haliburton County

Bissett Beach – Minden Hills

June 28– Open – Green



Dorset Parkette – Algonquin Highlands

June 28– Open – Green



Eagle Lake Beach – Dysart et al

June 27 – Open – Green



Elvin Johnson Park – Algonquin Highlands

June 28– Open – Green



Forsters Beach – Minden Hills

June 22 – Open – Green



Glamour Lake Beach – Highlands East

June 21– Open – Green



Gooderham Lake Beach – Highlands East

June 21– Open – Green



Haliburton Lake Beach – Dysart et al

June 20– Open – Green



Horseshoe Beach – Minden Hills

June 28– Open – Green



Paudash Lake Beach – Highlands East

June 21– Open – Green



Pine Lake Beach – Dysart et al

June 27– Open – Green



Rotary Head Lake Beach – Dysart et al

June 27 – Open – Green



Rotary Park Lagoon – Minden Hills

June 27 – Advisory – Yellow



Rotary Park Main – Minden Hills

June 27 – Open – Green



Sandy Cove Beach – Dysart et al

June 27– Open – Green



Sandy Point Beach – Dysart et al

June 27– Open – Green



Slipper Beach – Dysart et al

June 22 – Open – Green



Twelve Mile Lake Beach – Minden Hills

June 22 – Open – Green



Wilbermere Lake Beach – Highlands East

June 21– Open – Green


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