Beach Water Monitoring Results

During the summer months, the Halton Region Health Department monitors water quality at selected recreational beaches in Halton. This is done as part of the Region’s commitment to protect the safety, health and well-being of all Halton residents.

Beaches in Halton are selected for monitoring based on how often they are used for swimming and other water sports. Visit Testing the Water at Halton’s Beaches for details about the Region’s beach water testing.


Safe to Swim

When is a beach posted safe for swimming?

  • E. coli test results are within the provincial standard.
  • Swimming in these waters is not likely to increase the risk of illness or infections.

Unsafe to Swim

When is a beach posted unsafe for swimming?

  • E. coli test results exceed the provincial standard.
  • Swimming in these waters may increase the risk of illness or infections.

Notes about beach water quality results

  • Read the signs/notices posted at the beach before going in the water.
  • Water quality conditions reflect E. coli counts on the date of water sample collection.
  • Beach water quality can change day-to-day, even hour-to-hour, following a heavy rainfall, high winds or wave activity.
  • Avoid swimming if the water is cloudy (you cannot see your feet when standing at waist depth of an adult).

Beach water quality at Halton’s beaches

Name of Beach
map of Halton beaches (external link)

Date Sampled

Safe / Unsafe for Swimming

Beachway Park
1094 Lakeshore Rd.
Burlington
Tuesday June 28, 2016

Unsafe to Swim

Brant Street Beach
Lakeshore Rd. /Brant St.
Burlington
Thursday June 23, 2016

Unsafe to Swim

Bronte Beach Park
Lakeshore Rd. /Bronte Rd.
Oakville
Thursday June 23, 2016

Unsafe to Swim

Coronation Park East
1426 Lakeshore Rd. West
Oakville
Thursday June 23, 2016

Unsafe to Swim

Coronation Park West
1426 Lakeshore Rd. West
Oakville
Thursday June 23, 2016

Unsafe to Swim

Kelso Conservation Area
5234 Kelso Rd.
Milton
Saturday June 25, 2016

Unsafe to Swim

*As a result of low water levels, currently not able to offer a swimming area on Kelso Lake.
Prospect Park Old Beach
30 Park Ave.
Acton
Thursday June 23, 2016

Unsafe to Swim


For more information, please dial 311.