Bowyer's Beach

Bracebridge, Ontario

Bowyer's Beach is a shallow sandy beach found in Sandy Bay on Lake Muskoka. This beach is not monitored.

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Green Beaver Company updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
-4°C
Clear and sunny
MONITORING FREQUENCY

is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit samples beaches weekly from June to September. When sample results are shared online, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates Swim Guide.

Ontario beaches are monitored according to the province's Beach Management Protocol. Municipal health authorities monitor most public beaches. Provincial park beaches are monitored by Ontario Parks. The Protocol says that authorities must check water quality at least weekly from June 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!

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Bowyer's Beach

Bracebridge, Ontario

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Green Beaver Company updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
-4°C
Clear and sunny

Bowyer's Beach is a shallow sandy beach found in Sandy Bay on Lake Muskoka. This beach is not monitored.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit samples beaches weekly from June to September. When sample results are shared online, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates Swim Guide.

Ontario beaches are monitored according to the province's Beach Management Protocol. Municipal health authorities monitor most public beaches. Provincial park beaches are monitored by Ontario Parks. The Protocol says that authorities must check water quality at least weekly from June 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!

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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