Kinsmen Beach

Port Perry, Ontario
Administrado por Lake Ontario Waterkeeper

Kinsmen Beach is part of Palmer Park found in downtown Port Perry. This sandy beach has free parking, a playground, and plenty of grassy area for a picnic or game of frisbee!

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.

Calidad de Agua
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time

  • Estado Histórico
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on Junio 29th, 2020. Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on Julio 3th, 2020 at 2:07 PM.
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Current Weather
25°C
Clear and sunny
Monitoring Frequency

Kinsmen Beach is sampled weekly from Junio 5th from Septiembre 15th.

Source Information

Durham Region Health Department monitors recreational water quality at sites in this region. The sampling season starts on June 8 and ends on September 11, 2020. Water at all sites is sampled for E. coli and Total coliform at all sites. Water samples are collected weekly on Mondays or Tuesdays. Results are posted to Swim Guide as soon as lab results are available. Durham Region Health Department issues beach advisories when the geometric mean concentration of at least five samples is above 200 E. coli / 100 mL of water or when a single sample is above 400 E. coli / 100 mL of water. This guideline comes from Canada’s Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality (2012). It is applied to beaches in Ontario in accordance with Ontario’s Recreational Water Protocol, 2018.

In Swim Guide, a beach is marked Green when the geometric mean of at least 5 samples is below 200 E.coli / 100 mL water and each individual sample concentration are below 400 E.coli / 100 mL. A beach is marked Red when the results are equal to or above a geometric mean of 200 E.coli / 100 mL water and/or 400 E.coli / 100mL. A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information. The Ministry of the Environment F-5-5 Procedure says that a clean beach is open at least 95% of the swimming season, even if it is near a sewage pipe or combined sewer outfall. 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! DISCLAIMER: Historical data from 2017 and prior reflect the previous Ontario standard of a geometric mean of 100 E. coli /100 mL. Historical data from 2018 onward reflect the new Ontario Operational Approaches for Recreational Water Guideline, 2018: Geometric mean concentration 200 E. coli/ 100 mL and single-sample maximum concentration of 400 E. coli /100 mL.

Water Quality Graph

Kinsmen Beach

Port Perry, Ontario
Administrado por Lake Ontario Waterkeeper

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.

Calidad de Agua
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Estado Histórico
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on Junio 29th, 2020. Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on Julio 3th, 2020 at 2:07 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
25°C
Clear and sunny

Kinsmen Beach is part of Palmer Park found in downtown Port Perry. This sandy beach has free parking, a playground, and plenty of grassy area for a picnic or game of frisbee!

Monitoring Frequency

Kinsmen Beach is sampled weekly from Junio 5th from Septiembre 15th.

Source Information

Durham Region Health Department monitors recreational water quality at sites in this region. The sampling season starts on June 8 and ends on September 11, 2020. Water at all sites is sampled for E. coli and Total coliform at all sites. Water samples are collected weekly on Mondays or Tuesdays. Results are posted to Swim Guide as soon as lab results are available. Durham Region Health Department issues beach advisories when the geometric mean concentration of at least five samples is above 200 E. coli / 100 mL of water or when a single sample is above 400 E. coli / 100 mL of water. This guideline comes from Canada’s Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality (2012). It is applied to beaches in Ontario in accordance with Ontario’s Recreational Water Protocol, 2018.

In Swim Guide, a beach is marked Green when the geometric mean of at least 5 samples is below 200 E.coli / 100 mL water and each individual sample concentration are below 400 E.coli / 100 mL. A beach is marked Red when the results are equal to or above a geometric mean of 200 E.coli / 100 mL water and/or 400 E.coli / 100mL. A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information. The Ministry of the Environment F-5-5 Procedure says that a clean beach is open at least 95% of the swimming season, even if it is near a sewage pipe or combined sewer outfall. 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! DISCLAIMER: Historical data from 2017 and prior reflect the previous Ontario standard of a geometric mean of 100 E. coli /100 mL. Historical data from 2018 onward reflect the new Ontario Operational Approaches for Recreational Water Guideline, 2018: Geometric mean concentration 200 E. coli/ 100 mL and single-sample maximum concentration of 400 E. coli /100 mL.

Water Quality Graph

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