Ipperwash Main Beach

Ipperwash, Ontario

Ipperwash Main Beach is located along the shores of Lake Huron in the Municipality of Lambton Shores. The beach is a good alternative to the more populated Grand Bend beaches. The shallow waters of this sandy beach make it a great place for families, but there is no lifeguard supervision. There is parking near the beach and there are three beach access points at West Ipperwash Road, Ipperwash Road and Army Camp Road. The beach is right beside Ipperwash Provincial Park.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 31st, 2018. 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 at
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CURRENT WEATHER
7°C
A few clouds
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Ipperwash Main Beach is sampled weekly from May 29th to August 28th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Lambton County Community Health Services samples beaches weekly from June to the end of August. When information is updated on Lambton County's website, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper 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): ≤ 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

Ipperwash Main Beach

Ipperwash, Ontario

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 31st, 2018. 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 at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
7°C
A few clouds

Ipperwash Main Beach is located along the shores of Lake Huron in the Municipality of Lambton Shores. The beach is a good alternative to the more populated Grand Bend beaches. The shallow waters of this sandy beach make it a great place for families, but there is no lifeguard supervision. There is parking near the beach and there are three beach access points at West Ipperwash Road, Ipperwash Road and Army Camp Road. The beach is right beside Ipperwash Provincial Park.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Ipperwash Main Beach is sampled weekly from May 29th to August 28th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Lambton County Community Health Services samples beaches weekly from June to the end of August. When information is updated on Lambton County's website, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper 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): ≤ 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



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