Beach Advisories – Simcoe County, Muskoka, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes

Is it safe to swim?

Simcoe County

Innisfil – Innisfil Beach Park North Advisory
Midland – Pete Petersen Park Beach Advisory
Orillia – Moose Beach Advisory
Ramara – Brechin Beach Advisory
Severn – Washago Centennial Park Beach Advisory

Muskoka

Huntsville – Port Sydney Beach Advisory
Gravenhurst – Gull Lake Park Beach Advisory

A swimming Advisory is a warning to swimmers but it is not a beach closure. During a swimming advisory, a beach is posted with warning signs when the water contains levels of bacteria that indicate there may be an increased risk of developing minor skin, eye, ear, nose and throat infections and stomach disorders. If you choose to swim during a swimming advisory it may be prudent to avoid ducking your head or swallowing the water.

A beach Closure is issued when a catastrophic event occurs or an immediate risk to health is present. Sewage spills or toxic chemical releases are examples. Beach closures are rare.

source: Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

Haliburton

  • no advisories or closures at this time

Kawartha Lakes

Bobcaygeon – Riverview Beach Park Posted
Eldon Township – Centennial Park West Posted
Emily/Omemee – Omemee Beach Posted
Fenelon Falls – Bond Street Posted
Fenelon Falls Sturgeon Point Beach Posted
Laxton Township – Norland Bathing Area Posted
Veralum Township – Veralum Recreational Park Posted

Beaches marked Posted indicate bacterial levels in the water are higher than those considered acceptable as set out in the Ontario government’s Beach Management Protocol, making them unsafe for bathing.

source: Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit