Dingle Beach

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Dingle Beach is an exciting place to visit; there are activities there that everyone can enjoy. The beach is located in Sir Stanford Fleming Park; to get there from the peninsula, you must exit the Armdale Roundabout on to Herring Cove Road, turn on to Purcells Cove Road and then make a final turn on to Dingle Road which you will follow to your destination. Public transportation is an available and reliable option. There are also available parking spaces on-site.

Dingle Beach has a cozy stretch of sand adjacent to the Northwest Arm river. Sir Stanford Fleming Park is on the other side of the beach; there, one may visit Dingle Tower to get an impressive view of the surroundings or explore the many exhilarating trails. Please note that there are no lifeguards supervising the beach or municipal water monitoring.

Fun Fact: Sir Stanford Fleming (famous for his creation of Coordinated Universal Time) donated the park grounds in the 1880’s – the park would then be named after him.

*** Want to get in touch? The Report Pollution tool is a way for you to let us know how the water is doing. You can also send us a photo! We cannot wait to hear from you! ***

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
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Monitoring Frequency

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

Source Information

Halifax Regional Municipality staff monitor Halifax beaches and collects samples at designated beaches weekly from July 1st to August 31st. All designated beaches are tested for E. coli and some saltwater beaches are tested for Enterococci. When bacteria counts exceed the provincial standard, the beach is considered to be unsafe for swimming and warning signs are posted at the beach. When bacteria counts exceed the provincial standard, the municipality also publishes Public Service Announcements on its website and announces the beach closure through social media channels.

Swim Guide checks the Halifax Regional Municipality website daily for updates during the swimming season.

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.

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 or when a single sample exceeds 400 E. coli / 100 ml of water. Officials will also close a beach if the Enterococci level reaches 70 counts per 100 ml of water.

Beaches may be retested when counts exceed 200 E.Coli per 100 ml of water. When counts exceed 35 Enterococci per 100 ml beaches are retested every 24-48 hours until levels drop below the accepted levels and closure is considered.

A beach is marked Grey when reliable or up-to-date information is not available.

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Dingle 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
  • No data available
  • Special Status
  • This means the affiliate organization managing a beach has set the beach status based on special local knowledge or information. Check the beach description and the Sources section for details.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
6°C
Cloudy

Dingle Beach is an exciting place to visit; there are activities there that everyone can enjoy. The beach is located in Sir Stanford Fleming Park; to get there from the peninsula, you must exit the Armdale Roundabout on to Herring Cove Road, turn on to Purcells Cove Road and then make a final turn on to Dingle Road which you will follow to your destination. Public transportation is an available and reliable option. There are also available parking spaces on-site.

Dingle Beach has a cozy stretch of sand adjacent to the Northwest Arm river. Sir Stanford Fleming Park is on the other side of the beach; there, one may visit Dingle Tower to get an impressive view of the surroundings or explore the many exhilarating trails. Please note that there are no lifeguards supervising the beach or municipal water monitoring.

Fun Fact: Sir Stanford Fleming (famous for his creation of Coordinated Universal Time) donated the park grounds in the 1880’s – the park would then be named after him.

*** Want to get in touch? The Report Pollution tool is a way for you to let us know how the water is doing. You can also send us a photo! We cannot wait to hear from you! ***

Monitoring Frequency

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

Source Information

Halifax Regional Municipality staff monitor Halifax beaches and collects samples at designated beaches weekly from July 1st to August 31st. All designated beaches are tested for E. coli and some saltwater beaches are tested for Enterococci. When bacteria counts exceed the provincial standard, the beach is considered to be unsafe for swimming and warning signs are posted at the beach. When bacteria counts exceed the provincial standard, the municipality also publishes Public Service Announcements on its website and announces the beach closure through social media channels.

Swim Guide checks the Halifax Regional Municipality website daily for updates during the swimming season.

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.

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 or when a single sample exceeds 400 E. coli / 100 ml of water. Officials will also close a beach if the Enterococci level reaches 70 counts per 100 ml of water.

Beaches may be retested when counts exceed 200 E.Coli per 100 ml of water. When counts exceed 35 Enterococci per 100 ml beaches are retested every 24-48 hours until levels drop below the accepted levels and closure is considered.

A beach is marked Grey when reliable or up-to-date information is not available.

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