Beach water monitoring

Summer is an energizing and exciting season with many opportunities for people to get outdoors and find fun ways to be active with family and friends. What’s even better is that you don’t have to drive north to cottage country to enjoy all that the outdoors in summertime has to offer, you can enjoy it all right here in Halton.

Beachway Park

Halton is fortunate to have several recreational beaches located throughout the region. Residents and visitors in each municipality of Halton are able to access our natural surroundings and can enjoy summer activities like swimming, boating and sports in and around the water.

During the summer months, Halton’s beach water is tested weekly by our Health Department. This testing is done to determine if the water quality is safe for swimming and for other recreational water activities. Beach water is sampled at the following locations:

  • Beachway Park, 1094 Lakeshore Road, Burlington
  • Kelso Conservation Area, 5234 Kelso Road, Milton
  • Bronte Park Beach, Lakeshore Road/Bronte Road, Oakville
  • Coronation Park West, 1462 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville
  • Coronation Park East, 1462 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville
  • Prospect Park Old Beach, 30 Park Avenue, Acton

Before you head out for the day, take a moment to find out if the beach you are going to is safe for swimming. Dial 311 or go online for 24 hour a day access to results of our weekly beach water testing.

This summer, plan a stay-cation and experience the natural water features that Halton has to offer. Play on the beach, dip your toes in the water or take the plunge! There are so many reasons to get outdoors, be active and discover why Halton is such a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire.

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