Chocolate Lake Beach

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Chocolate Lake is a highly sought-after beach, conveniently located just minutes from downtown Halifax, just past the Armdale Rotary on Herring Cove Road. There is parking available on site, and the beach is easily accessible using public transit.

Chocolate Lake is surrounded by trees which provide a wealth of shade. The small beach opens on to a large, deep man-made lake, with lots of space for everyone. Chocolate Lake offers showers and changing rooms beginning in late May to September 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. There are active lifeguards on duty from July 1 to August 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily.

Adjacent to Chocolate Lake Beach, a tennis court and a basketball court are available for public use.

Fun Fact: Chocolate Lake got its name because it was made on the site of an old chocolate factory.

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COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 5th, 2022. Halifax Regional Municipality updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 5th, 2022 at 11:14 AM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Chocolate Lake Beach is sampled weekly from July 1st to August 31st.

Source Information

TBD

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Chocolate Lake Beach

Halifax, Nova Scotia

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 5th, 2022. Halifax Regional Municipality updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 5th, 2022 at 11:14 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Chocolate Lake is a highly sought-after beach, conveniently located just minutes from downtown Halifax, just past the Armdale Rotary on Herring Cove Road. There is parking available on site, and the beach is easily accessible using public transit.

Chocolate Lake is surrounded by trees which provide a wealth of shade. The small beach opens on to a large, deep man-made lake, with lots of space for everyone. Chocolate Lake offers showers and changing rooms beginning in late May to September 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. There are active lifeguards on duty from July 1 to August 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily.

Adjacent to Chocolate Lake Beach, a tennis court and a basketball court are available for public use.

Fun Fact: Chocolate Lake got its name because it was made on the site of an old chocolate factory.

*** The Report Pollution tool is your direct line to reach us. Use it to send us photos, ask questions and let us know how your beach is doing! We cannot wait to hear from you! ***

Monitoring Frequency

Chocolate Lake Beach is sampled weekly from July 1st to August 31st.

Source Information

TBD

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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