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

Simcoe County

  • Public beach monitoring begins in June and ends Labour Day Weekend in September

Muskoka

  • no postings or closures at this time

During a swimming Advisory, the beach is posted with warning signs that the most recent water samples showed bacteria in numbers that may increase your risk of developing minor skin, eye, ear, nose or throat infections or stomach illness. If you choose to swim during a swimming advisory avoid dunking your head or swallowing the water.

A beach is Closed when a significant risk to health and safety has been identified or when a potential adverse event occurs such as a sewage or chemical spill. Beach closures are rare.

source: Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

Haliburton

  • Public beach monitoring begins in June and ends Labour Day Weekend in September

Kawartha Lakes

  • Public beach monitoring begins in June and ends Labour Day Weekend in September

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