, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: July 27, 2016 at 8:30 am

Heading to the beach this weekend? The free Swim Guide app can help you find the best beaches:

The Swim Guide app and Swim Guide website ( provides the most up to date water quality information for over 7,000 beaches across Canada, the USA, Mexico and New Zealand. In addition, it shows you which beaches are closest to you, and popular beaches nearby, helping you identify the best places to cool off this summer.

August is the busiest time of year for beach visits, so Swim Guide staff combed through the database of over 7,000 beaches to pick the most popular beaches with the best water quality. This list includes long standing favourites and a few out-of-the way gems that may be new to beach lovers.

  1. Coney Island Beach, New York
  2. Assateague Island National Seashore – Ocean Side, Maryland
  3. Tybee Island South, Georgia
  4. Mustang Island, Texas
  5. Lost Creek Lake, Oregon
  6. Sandbanks Provincial Park, Ontario
  7. Lac La Peche, Quebec
  8. Lake Annette and Lake Edith Beaches in Jasper National Park, Alberta
  9. Bayswater Beach, Nova Scotia
  10. Hillside Beach, Manitoba

Created by Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, Swim Guide is now the most trusted beach information service on the web. Browse beaches online or download the app to get started:


For further information or to arrange an interview:

Outreach Coordinator
Lake Ontario Waterkeeper
(416) 861-1237

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