Swimming is safe at most Niagara beaches

If you're looking to cool down at one of Niagara's beaches,  you have lots of choices

As of Friday afternoon only four  of 23 were found unsafe for swimming after testing by Niagara Public Health.

They are  Nelles Beach in Grimsby, Queen's Royal Beach in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Bernard Avenue Beach and Crescent Beach in Fort Erie.

When a swimming advisory is issued, a beach will be posted with a sign indicating that it is "Unsafe for Swimming". It is recommended that residents use another beach or stay out of the water until the posting is removed.

While most beach postings are based on the E.coli results, they can also be posted for other safety hazards (spills, debris) or for water quality issues (algae, turbidity).