Moonlight Beach

Sudbury, Ontario

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

Located East of Sudbury, on the eastern shore of Ramsey Lake, Moonlight Beach is a small swimming location offering park trails and leisure areas. This beach is one of Sudbury’s more popular beaches boasting over 700 feet of shoreline and offering free parking, a playground, and picnic benches. Lifeguards are on duty from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., seven days a week from June 23rd to August 19th. If you are looking for a bit of a trek, Lake Laurentian Conservation Area to Moonlight Beach trail is a moderate to difficult 3.5 km path. This trail is part of the Greater Sudbury Trail system known as Rainbow Routes and provides many scenic views of Laurentian Lake and is well suited to hiking, biking and walking.

*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: Laila Goubran

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 19th, 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 21st, 2019 at 12:46 PM.
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Current Weather
12°C
Clear
Monitoring Frequency

Moonlight Beach is sampled weekly from June 1st from August 31st.

Source Information

The Sudbury District Health Unit samples beaches weekly from June to the end of August. Official sampling results are unavailable for this region. The beaches are monitored, but actual sampling schedule and the sample results are unknown. Sampling dates and results are necessary for Lake Ontario Waterkeeper to enter the data into Swim Guide. Swimming advisories with dates are shared with the public on Swim Guide. If no advisory has been made, it is most likely that those beaches have passed standards for swimming. However, because we cannot specify a sample date or confirm the result we are unfortunately unable to update Swim Guide with data.

Sudbury & District Health Unit posts on their website results from most recent samples. Please visit https://www.sdhu.com/health-topics-programs/water/beaches-splash-pads-pools-spas/beach-water-testing-results for the latest information.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): ≤ 200 E. coli/100 mL.Single-sample maximum concentration: ≤ 400 E. coli/100 mL.(These values replace the previous, more stringent Ontario standard: a geometric mean of ≤ 100 E. coli/100 mL.)A beach is marked Green when 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/100mL. 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 marked 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 ≤ 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

Moonlight Beach

Sudbury, 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 19th, 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 21st, 2019 at 12:46 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
12°C
Clear

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

Located East of Sudbury, on the eastern shore of Ramsey Lake, Moonlight Beach is a small swimming location offering park trails and leisure areas. This beach is one of Sudbury’s more popular beaches boasting over 700 feet of shoreline and offering free parking, a playground, and picnic benches. Lifeguards are on duty from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., seven days a week from June 23rd to August 19th. If you are looking for a bit of a trek, Lake Laurentian Conservation Area to Moonlight Beach trail is a moderate to difficult 3.5 km path. This trail is part of the Greater Sudbury Trail system known as Rainbow Routes and provides many scenic views of Laurentian Lake and is well suited to hiking, biking and walking.

*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: Laila Goubran

Monitoring Frequency

Moonlight Beach is sampled weekly from June 1st from August 31st.

Source Information

The Sudbury District Health Unit samples beaches weekly from June to the end of August. Official sampling results are unavailable for this region. The beaches are monitored, but actual sampling schedule and the sample results are unknown. Sampling dates and results are necessary for Lake Ontario Waterkeeper to enter the data into Swim Guide. Swimming advisories with dates are shared with the public on Swim Guide. If no advisory has been made, it is most likely that those beaches have passed standards for swimming. However, because we cannot specify a sample date or confirm the result we are unfortunately unable to update Swim Guide with data.

Sudbury & District Health Unit posts on their website results from most recent samples. Please visit https://www.sdhu.com/health-topics-programs/water/beaches-splash-pads-pools-spas/beach-water-testing-results for the latest information.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): ≤ 200 E. coli/100 mL.Single-sample maximum concentration: ≤ 400 E. coli/100 mL.(These values replace the previous, more stringent Ontario standard: a geometric mean of ≤ 100 E. coli/100 mL.)A beach is marked Green when 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/100mL. 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 marked 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 ≤ 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.

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