Three Oakville beaches declared unsafe for swimming


Published June 15, 2023 at 2:38 pm

Three public beaches in Oakville have been deemed unsafe for swimming while one in Halton Hills is iffy and one in Milton is closed.

Deemed unsafe during routing weekly testing by Halton region are:

  • Bronte Beach Park, Lakeshore Rd./Bronte Rd., Oakville
  • Coronation Park East, 1426 Lakeshore Rd. W., Oakville
  • Coronation Park West, 1426 Lakeshore Rd. W., Oakville

Acton’s Prospect Park Old Beach at 30 Park Ave. is listed as “may be unsafe” while Kelso Beach in Milton is not yet open to the public.

The following beaches were tested June 14 and all came back as safe for swimming:

  • Beachway Park, 1094 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington
  • Brant Street Beach, Lakeshore/Brant St., Burlington
  • South Shell Park Beach, 3376 Lakeshore Rd. W., Oakville

During the summer months, the Halton Region Public Health monitors water quality at selected recreational beaches in Halton Region. This is done as part of the Region’s commitment to protect the safety, health and well-being of all Halton residents.

Beaches in Halton are selected for monitoring based on how often they are used for swimming and other water sports.

From June until the Labour Day weekend Halton public beaches are routinely sampled every Wednesday. Due to the processing time of lab results, there is a delay in when the water is sampled and when results are received. Since water quality can change day-to-day, or even hour-to-hour depending on many factors, beach goers cannot rely only on lab results.

For more information about public beaches in Halton, visit the region’s website.

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