Dominion Beach

Gardiner Mines, Nova Scotia
Administrado por The Swim Guide

Dominion Beach Provincial Park has a boardwalk for strolling along the seaside, a supervised swimming area, washrooms, showers, and changerooms. The beach is known for its historic value, as it used to have a railroad, shipping pier and a hotel with a player piano. The beach has a gentle slope, but in harsh winds the surf conditions can become dangerous. There are many stories about the storms that Dominion beach has weathered - the tsunami that uncovered a cache of Jamaican rum or the hurricane that swept away the beach hotel; as it floated away, the player piano was playing "Over the Waves". To prevent the natural settings from getting battered during the storms today, the provincial govenrment constructed a berm on the beach to protect it from wind and waves in spring 2013.

CALIDAD DE AGUA
  • No data available
  • Estado Actual
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on Agosto 30th, 2017. The Swim 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
8°C
Cloudy
MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled semanalmente from 1 Julio to 29 Agosto

SOURCE INFORMATION

Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service collects samples at designated beaches from mid-May to Labour Day. 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.

Beaches sampled on 3 schedules based on the risk of bacteria contamination due to location. Level A beaches are tested weekly, Level B beaches are tested 3 times per summer, and level C beaches are tested twice per summer. Swim Guide checks the NSLS website daily from Monday - Friday for water quality news releases.

For more information on beach openings and closures, call the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service Beach Information Line at 902-477-6168 or visit www.nsls.ns.ca.

The Nova Scotia Life Saving Society follows the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality. A beach is considered to meet guidelines when test results are below 200 E.Coli per 100 ml for freshwater, and 35 Enterococci per 100 ml for marine water.

Swim Guide is not able to directly share monitoring data for these beaches on an ongoing basis as test dates are not available. Therefore, the swim icon will display the historical status unless a posted advisory is issued, in which case the beach will be marked red until re-testing results show bacteria levels have met the Canadian standard.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Dominion Beach

Gardiner Mines, Nova Scotia
Administrado por The Swim Guide

CALIDAD DE AGUA
  • No data available
  • Estado Actual
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on Agosto 30th, 2017. The Swim 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
8°C
Cloudy

Dominion Beach Provincial Park has a boardwalk for strolling along the seaside, a supervised swimming area, washrooms, showers, and changerooms. The beach is known for its historic value, as it used to have a railroad, shipping pier and a hotel with a player piano. The beach has a gentle slope, but in harsh winds the surf conditions can become dangerous. There are many stories about the storms that Dominion beach has weathered - the tsunami that uncovered a cache of Jamaican rum or the hurricane that swept away the beach hotel; as it floated away, the player piano was playing "Over the Waves". To prevent the natural settings from getting battered during the storms today, the provincial govenrment constructed a berm on the beach to protect it from wind and waves in spring 2013.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled semanalmente from 1 Julio to 29 Agosto

SOURCE INFORMATION

Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service collects samples at designated beaches from mid-May to Labour Day. 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.

Beaches sampled on 3 schedules based on the risk of bacteria contamination due to location. Level A beaches are tested weekly, Level B beaches are tested 3 times per summer, and level C beaches are tested twice per summer. Swim Guide checks the NSLS website daily from Monday - Friday for water quality news releases.

For more information on beach openings and closures, call the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service Beach Information Line at 902-477-6168 or visit www.nsls.ns.ca.

The Nova Scotia Life Saving Society follows the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality. A beach is considered to meet guidelines when test results are below 200 E.Coli per 100 ml for freshwater, and 35 Enterococci per 100 ml for marine water.

Swim Guide is not able to directly share monitoring data for these beaches on an ongoing basis as test dates are not available. Therefore, the swim icon will display the historical status unless a posted advisory is issued, in which case the beach will be marked red until re-testing results show bacteria levels have met the Canadian standard.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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