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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. See our weekly public beach report, or call our automated Beach Info-Line at: 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803, ext. 652, for any postings or closures in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties.

Municipal Beaches

The following public bathing beaches will be tested by Public Health from mid-May 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. 652.

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Alerts:

1) Our offices are temporarily closed to the public to allow us to respond to COVID-19 demands. Phone lines remain open. Please access our media release for more information.

2) Returning travellers must self-isolate for 14 days and contact Public Health if symptoms of COVID-19 develop.

If you have returned from travel anywhere outside of Canada, you must self-isolate for 14 days and immediately contact Public Health or your local health care provider if you develop symptoms of COVID-19. Earlier this month all travellers were asked to self-isolated when they returned to Canada. Effective March 25, the federal government made this isolation mandatory under the Quarantine Act to better protect our most vulnerable citizens. Each of us must make the responsible decision to follow the advice of health authorities. It’s in everyone’s best interest to do everything we can to stop the spread of COVID-19.