Grand Bend - South Beach

Grand Bend, Ontario

Grand Bend's South Beach is located on the Lake Huron Shoreline in Lambton County. South Beach is the quieter of the two beaches in Grand Bend (North and South Beach) and is the ideal destination for families. Grand Bend's beaches are a popular destination for tourists and locals because of the long, sandy beaches and warm water. South Beach is accessible by path from Lake Road or River Road.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Lake Ontario Waterkeeper 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
-9°C
Cloudy
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Grand Bend - South Beach is sampled weekly from May 29th to August 28th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Lambton County Community Health Services samples beaches weekly from mid-June to Labour Day. When information is updated on Lambton County's website, 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

Grand Bend - South Beach

Grand Bend, Ontario

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Lake Ontario Waterkeeper 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
-9°C
Cloudy

Grand Bend's South Beach is located on the Lake Huron Shoreline in Lambton County. South Beach is the quieter of the two beaches in Grand Bend (North and South Beach) and is the ideal destination for families. Grand Bend's beaches are a popular destination for tourists and locals because of the long, sandy beaches and warm water. South Beach is accessible by path from Lake Road or River Road.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Grand Bend - South Beach is sampled weekly from May 29th to August 28th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Lambton County Community Health Services samples beaches weekly from mid-June to Labour Day. When information is updated on Lambton County's website, 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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