Port Glasgow

West Elgin, Ontario

Port Glasgow is a Blue Flag Beach for the 2019 season*

Port Glasgow beach is located on the north shores of Lake Erie, far away from the hustle and bustle of busier beaches. This beach is a small sandy and pebbled beach perfect for a quiet and calm day at the beach. Located at the Port Glasgow Yacht Club and Marina, the beach is close to boat charters, a bait shop, and a great fishing pier. This is a quieter beach, so no lifeguards are on duty. Life-saving equipment is at the beach including lifebuoys, throw-bags, and an emergency phone.

*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

Photo by: Port Glasgow Yacht Club and Marina http://portglasgowyachtclubandmarina.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 16th, 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 19th, 2019 at 10:02 AM.
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Current Weather
17°C
A few clouds
Monitoring Frequency

Port Glasgow is sampled weekly from January 1st from September 5th.

Source Information

Southwestern Public Health samples beaches weekly from June to the end of August. When the information is posted online, Swim Drink Fish updates Swim Guide.

As of 2018, Ontario beaches are following the Operational Approaches for Recreational Water Guideline, 2018, and the Recreational Water Protocol, 2018, for geometric mean and single-sample maximum parameters. These are now equivalent to those set out in the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality – Third Edition, 2012: Geometric mean concentration (minimum of five samples): below 200 E. coli/100 mL, Single-sample maximum concentration: below 400 E. coli/100 mL. (These values replace the previous, more stringent Ontario standard: a geometric mean of less than 100 E. coli/100 mL.) A beach is marked Green when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period is below 200 E. coli / 100 ml of water and the single sample value is below 400 E.coli/100 mL. A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeds 200 E. coli / 100 ml of water and/or exceeds the single sample value of 400 E.coli/100mL. A beach is Grey when reliable or up-to-date information is not available. DISCLAIMER: Historical data from 2017 and prior reflect the previous Ontario standard of a geometric mean of below 100 E. coli /100 mL. Historical data from 2018 onward reflect the new Ontario Operational Approaches for Recreational Water Guideline, 2018: Geometric mean concentration below 200 E. coli/ 100 mL and single-sample maximum concentration of below 400 E. coli /100 mL.

Water Quality Graph

Port Glasgow

West Elgin, 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 16th, 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 19th, 2019 at 10:02 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
17°C
A few clouds

Port Glasgow is a Blue Flag Beach for the 2019 season*

Port Glasgow beach is located on the north shores of Lake Erie, far away from the hustle and bustle of busier beaches. This beach is a small sandy and pebbled beach perfect for a quiet and calm day at the beach. Located at the Port Glasgow Yacht Club and Marina, the beach is close to boat charters, a bait shop, and a great fishing pier. This is a quieter beach, so no lifeguards are on duty. Life-saving equipment is at the beach including lifebuoys, throw-bags, and an emergency phone.

*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

Photo by: Port Glasgow Yacht Club and Marina http://portglasgowyachtclubandmarina.ca/

Monitoring Frequency

Port Glasgow is sampled weekly from January 1st from September 5th.

Source Information

Southwestern Public Health samples beaches weekly from June to the end of August. When the information is posted online, Swim Drink Fish updates Swim Guide.

As of 2018, Ontario beaches are following the Operational Approaches for Recreational Water Guideline, 2018, and the Recreational Water Protocol, 2018, for geometric mean and single-sample maximum parameters. These are now equivalent to those set out in the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality – Third Edition, 2012: Geometric mean concentration (minimum of five samples): below 200 E. coli/100 mL, Single-sample maximum concentration: below 400 E. coli/100 mL. (These values replace the previous, more stringent Ontario standard: a geometric mean of less than 100 E. coli/100 mL.) A beach is marked Green when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period is below 200 E. coli / 100 ml of water and the single sample value is below 400 E.coli/100 mL. A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeds 200 E. coli / 100 ml of water and/or exceeds the single sample value of 400 E.coli/100mL. A beach is Grey when reliable or up-to-date information is not available. DISCLAIMER: Historical data from 2017 and prior reflect the previous Ontario standard of a geometric mean of below 100 E. coli /100 mL. Historical data from 2018 onward reflect the new Ontario Operational Approaches for Recreational Water Guideline, 2018: Geometric mean concentration below 200 E. coli/ 100 mL and single-sample maximum concentration of below 400 E. coli /100 mL.

Water Quality Graph

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