Beach Water Testing

Important Notice: Starting this year, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit will only sample public beaches once every week on Wednesdays. The beach sampling results will be available before every weekend. No beach resampling will be conducted for beach closures.

Beach Map

Cedar Beach

Status: Open
Sampled on

Cedar Island Beach

Status: Open
Sampled on

Colchester Beach

Status: Open
Sampled on

Holiday Beach

Status: Open
Sampled on

Lakeshore Lakeview Park West Beach

Status: Open
Sampled on

Point Pelee North West Beach

Status: Open
Sampled on

Sandpoint Beach

Status: Open
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Seacliff Beach

Status: Open
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Icon Legend

Icon indicating beach is open

Beach is Open

Bacterial levels are below provincial standards.

Icon indicating beach is Warning

Beach Warning

Unsafe for swimming - High levels of bacteria in these waters may pose a risk to your health.

Icon indicating beach is closed

Beach is Closed

Unsafe for swimming - High levels of bacteria in these waters may pose a risk to your health.


Beach Sampling Data

A list of beaches, their most current status and details of the testing
Beach Status E.coli Level Sampling Date Blue-Green Algae Visually Observed
Cedar Beach Open 153.00 No
Cedar Island Beach Open 47.00 No
Colchester Beach Open 38.00 No
Holiday Beach Open 159.00 No
Lakeshore Lakeview Park West Beach Open 19.00 No
Point Pelee North West Beach Open 11.00 No
Sandpoint Beach Open 20.00 No
Seacliff Beach Open 15.00 No

How We Monitor

The Health Unit monitors beach water quality at eight public beaches at least once each week from June to September to make sure that bacterial (E.coli) counts are at safe levels for swimming.

Beach sampling will take place every Wednesday (or Thursday if Wednesday is statutory holiday). You can also check for results by calling our Beach Hotline at 519-258-2146 ext. 1490.

Please note: The bacterial counts listed reflect the conditions at the time of sampling. Water quality can change from day to day depending on the weather conditions and lake levels. Although the beach might be open, we recommend not swimming if there was a recent heavy rainfall (at least 48 hours), if the water is cloudy, or if you are unable to see your feet when in the water.

For further information, call us at 519-258-2146 ext. 4475 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday to speak with a Public Health Inspector.

Learn more about beach water quality monitoring and beach safety, or blue-green algae.