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Please visit our Beach Safety page for information about planning a safe day at the beach.  Please visit our blue-green algae page for instructions on how to stay safe if there is a bloom present.

The bacterial counts given reflect the conditions at the time of sampling. Conditions change from day to day depending on the weather conditions and lake levels. The map below posts the most recent E. coli result for public beaches that are tested in Windsor-Essex County.


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Beach is Open

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Bacterial levels are below provincial standards.

Beach Warning

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Unsafe for swimming - High levels of bacteria in these waters may pose a risk to your health.

Beach is Closed

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Unsafe for swimming - High levels of bacteria in these waters may pose a risk to your health.

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2021 Beach Sampling Data

A list of beaches, their status, and the date of the last water quality test.
Name Status Sampling Date E.coli Count Blue-Green Algae Visually Observed
Belle River Beach Beach status is currently Warning Monday, July 19, 2021 401 No
Cedar Beach Beach status is currently Open Monday, July 19, 2021 99 No
Cedar Island Beach Beach status is currently Open Monday, July 19, 2021 114 No
Colchester Beach Beach status is currently Open Monday, July 19, 2021 10 No
Holiday Beach Beach status is currently Open Monday, July 19, 2021 63 No
Mettawas Beach Beach status is currently Warning Monday, July 19, 2021 516 No
Point Pelee North West Beach Beach status is currently Open Monday, July 19, 2021 60 No
Sandpoint Beach Beach status is currently Warning Monday, July 19, 2021 491 No
Seacliff Beach Beach status is currently Open Monday, July 19, 2021 39 No