Port Burwell Municipal Beach (East)

Port Burwell, Ontario

Port Burwell East Beach is a Blue Flag Beach for the 2019 season*

The beautiful sandy beach should be the focus of your next excursion to Port Burwell East Beach, in the Municipality of Bayham. This beach boasts a long stretch of sandy shoreline with accessible facilities and excellent waters for swimming and splashing around. Enjoy the volleyball nets on the beach and ample space to catch some rays! Located close to Port Burwell Provincial Park on the north shore of Lake Erie at the mouth of Big Otter Creek, Port Burwell Main Beach is a well maintained sandy beach. The beach is located near the Port Burwell Lighthouse, which is one of the oldest wooden lighthouses in Canada. The lighthouse was built in 1840 and while it is not used today, visitors are still able to climb the stairs to the top. Port Burwell is a Blue Flag beach, awarded in 2018. There is also free parking available.

*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 Glenn Simmons

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 60-95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 30th, 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 September 5th, 2019 at 9:48 AM.
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Current Weather
20°C
A mix of sun and clouds
Monitoring Frequency

Port Burwell Municipal Beach (East) is sampled weekly from June 20th 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 Burwell Municipal Beach (East)

Port Burwell, 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 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 30th, 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 September 5th, 2019 at 9:48 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
20°C
A mix of sun and clouds

Port Burwell East Beach is a Blue Flag Beach for the 2019 season*

The beautiful sandy beach should be the focus of your next excursion to Port Burwell East Beach, in the Municipality of Bayham. This beach boasts a long stretch of sandy shoreline with accessible facilities and excellent waters for swimming and splashing around. Enjoy the volleyball nets on the beach and ample space to catch some rays! Located close to Port Burwell Provincial Park on the north shore of Lake Erie at the mouth of Big Otter Creek, Port Burwell Main Beach is a well maintained sandy beach. The beach is located near the Port Burwell Lighthouse, which is one of the oldest wooden lighthouses in Canada. The lighthouse was built in 1840 and while it is not used today, visitors are still able to climb the stairs to the top. Port Burwell is a Blue Flag beach, awarded in 2018. There is also free parking available.

*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 Glenn Simmons

Monitoring Frequency

Port Burwell Municipal Beach (East) is sampled weekly from June 20th 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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