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Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health
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Public Beaches

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health monitors the environmental conditions and tests the water for unsafe bacteriological levels at municipally designated beaches in accordance with the Operational Approaches for Recreational Water Guideline.

Beach postings or closures occur when conditions exist that may be harmful to the health of bathers. Review our weekly public beach report for any postings or closures in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties.

Municipal Beaches

The following public bathing beaches will be tested weekly by Public Health from mid-June to the end of August:

  • Centennial Park, Deseronto – Bay of Quinte (weekly)
  • Centennial Park, Northport – Bay of Quinte (bi-weekly)
  • Frankford Park – Trent River (weekly)
  • Kingsford Conservation Area – Salmon River (bi-weekly)
  • Legion Park, Marmora – Crowe River (weekly)
  • Moira Lake Park – Moira Lake (bi-weekly)
  • Roblin Lake Park – Roblin Lake (bi-weekly)
  • Tweed Park – Stoco Lake (weekly)
  • Wellington Beach – Wellington Bay (weekly)

The following bathing beaches will be tested by Public Health once a month in June, July and August:

  • Booster ParkBeach – Crowe Lake
  • Diamond Lake Beach – Diamond Lake
  • Echo Beach – Papineau Lake
  • Foster’s Lake Beach – Foster’s Lake
  • Hinterland Beach – Kaminiskeg Lake
  • L’Amable Lake Dam – L’Amable Lake
  • Riverside Park, Bancroft – York River
  • Steenburgh Lake
  • Wollaston Lake Beach – Wollaston Lake

Provincial Beaches

Provincial park beaches are monitored by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. For the status of their beaches in our region, check out the following links:

Need More Information About Public Beaches?

Call 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803, ext. 677.

News, Research and Reports RELATED TO: Public Beach Reports

Notice: Public Health Beach Posting

PUBLISHED: Friday September 4, 2020

Weekly Public Beach Report 2020

PUBLISHED: Friday September 4, 2020

NOTICE: Public Health Beach Posting

PUBLISHED: Friday August 28, 2020

NOTICE: Public Health Beach Posting

PUBLISHED: Friday August 14, 2020

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