Victoria

Cobourg, Ontario

Victoria Beach is a Blue Flag Beach for the 2019 season*.

Victoria Beach is a slice of paradise on Lake Ontario - with clean sandy shores, a boardwalk, inviting water for swimming, and beach canteen. Located next to Victoria Park, the area offers excellent facilities, including a playground, splash pad, picnic tables and information booth. Lifeguard and first aid equipment are also at the beach for the safety of beachgoers. Throughout the summer, the area is bustling with visitors as people come together to enjoy outdoor movies, theatre performances and concerts at the park's pavilion. Within a short walk of the beach, is Cobourg's heritage downtown. There you will find a plethora of small shops and restaurants wrapped in Cobourg's small-town charm. The town of Cobourg also encourages environmentally-friendly travel with its cycling path leading up to beachside bike racks. Don't miss this gem of a beach!

*A Blue Flag beach is one that meets strict water quality and safety criteria. These beaches are certified annually as being clean, accessible, eco-friendly, and having great water quality! Swim Drink Fish is the National Operator for Blue Flag in Canada.

For more information, visit www.blueflag.ca

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 28th, 2019. Swim Drink Fish Canada - Great Lakes Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 30th, 2019 at 1:03 PM.
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Current Weather
15°C
A few clouds
Monitoring Frequency

Victoria is sampled weekly from January 1st from September 5th.

Source Information

The Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit samples beaches weekly from June to the end of August. When the information is posted on the HKPR website, Shawn Mosey updates Swim Guide.

Ontario beaches are monitored according to the province's Beach Management Protocol. The Protocol says that authorities must check water quality at least weekly from June 1 to Labour Day at beaches where there are formal swimming programs or lifeguards. Most municipalities do not actually begin sampling until mid June. Beaches in Ontario are posted when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeds 100 E. coli / 100 ml of water.A Ministry of the Environment procedure says that a clean beach is open at least 95% of the swimming season, even if it is near a sewage pipe. This rule applies to every place that is public, accessible, and feels like a good place to swim. When all else fails, the Ontario Environmental Protection Act strongly states that no one can interfere with the use that you can make of a public waterway - like swimming!A Ministry of the Environment procedure says that a clean beach is open at least 95% of the swimming season, even if it is near a sewage pipe. This rule applies to every place that is public, accessible, and feels like a good place to swim. When all else fails, the Ontario Environmental Protection Act strongly states that no one can interfere with the use that you can make of a public waterway - like swimming!

Water Quality Graph

Victoria

Cobourg, Ontario

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 28th, 2019. Swim Drink Fish Canada - Great Lakes Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 30th, 2019 at 1:03 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
15°C
A few clouds

Victoria Beach is a Blue Flag Beach for the 2019 season*.

Victoria Beach is a slice of paradise on Lake Ontario - with clean sandy shores, a boardwalk, inviting water for swimming, and beach canteen. Located next to Victoria Park, the area offers excellent facilities, including a playground, splash pad, picnic tables and information booth. Lifeguard and first aid equipment are also at the beach for the safety of beachgoers. Throughout the summer, the area is bustling with visitors as people come together to enjoy outdoor movies, theatre performances and concerts at the park's pavilion. Within a short walk of the beach, is Cobourg's heritage downtown. There you will find a plethora of small shops and restaurants wrapped in Cobourg's small-town charm. The town of Cobourg also encourages environmentally-friendly travel with its cycling path leading up to beachside bike racks. Don't miss this gem of a beach!

*A Blue Flag beach is one that meets strict water quality and safety criteria. These beaches are certified annually as being clean, accessible, eco-friendly, and having great water quality! Swim Drink Fish is the National Operator for Blue Flag in Canada.

For more information, visit www.blueflag.ca

Monitoring Frequency

Victoria is sampled weekly from January 1st from September 5th.

Source Information

The Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit samples beaches weekly from June to the end of August. When the information is posted on the HKPR website, Shawn Mosey updates Swim Guide.

Ontario beaches are monitored according to the province's Beach Management Protocol. The Protocol says that authorities must check water quality at least weekly from June 1 to Labour Day at beaches where there are formal swimming programs or lifeguards. Most municipalities do not actually begin sampling until mid June. Beaches in Ontario are posted when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeds 100 E. coli / 100 ml of water.A Ministry of the Environment procedure says that a clean beach is open at least 95% of the swimming season, even if it is near a sewage pipe. This rule applies to every place that is public, accessible, and feels like a good place to swim. When all else fails, the Ontario Environmental Protection Act strongly states that no one can interfere with the use that you can make of a public waterway - like swimming!A Ministry of the Environment procedure says that a clean beach is open at least 95% of the swimming season, even if it is near a sewage pipe. This rule applies to every place that is public, accessible, and feels like a good place to swim. When all else fails, the Ontario Environmental Protection Act strongly states that no one can interfere with the use that you can make of a public waterway - like swimming!

Water Quality Graph

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