Some area beaches unsafe for swimming

Beach closed

With the summer sun finally upon us, officials are asking beach go-ers check before they swim. 

Beaches are posted unsafe and closed when water tests show unacceptable levels of E. Coli bacteria.

Currently Bernard Avenue Beach and Waverly Beach in Fort Erie, Nelles Beach in Grimsby, Charles Daley Park East  in Lincoln,
Queen's Royal Beach Niagara-on-the-Lake, Humberstone Centennial Park Beach in Port Colborne, Lakeside Beach and Sunset Beach in
St. Catharines are all deemed unsafe. 

The beach might also be unsafe because of floating debris, oil, excessive weed growth, bad odours and general turbidity.

Swimming in these waters could cause infections of the ear, eye, nose, throat and skin as well as cause diarrhea if the water is ingested.

To check current posted beaches click here.