Mavillette Beach

Church Point, Nova Scotia

Mavillette Provincial Park is the place to learn about your natural surroundings. The beach is surrounded by fragile marram grass-covered dunes, with a boardwalk going around and through the dunes. The boardwalk has interpretive panels to teach visitors about the species of the area and bird watching platforms, so bring your binoculars! The long beach is excellent for swimming, the low tide exposes sand bars which heat up in the sun and warms the swimming water during high tide. The beach is supervised by a lifeguard in the summer. The beach has parking, washrooms and changerooms.

Mavillette Beach is tested twice per summer.

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 at least 95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 13th, 2021. Re-imagining Atlantic Harbours in 2050 updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 13th, 2021 at 1:07 PM.
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Current Weather
-15°C
A mix of sun and clouds
Monitoring Frequency

Mavillette Beach is sampled weekly from July 1st to August 30th.

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.

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Mavillette Beach

Church Point, 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 at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 13th, 2021. Re-imagining Atlantic Harbours in 2050 updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 13th, 2021 at 1:07 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
-15°C
A mix of sun and clouds

Mavillette Provincial Park is the place to learn about your natural surroundings. The beach is surrounded by fragile marram grass-covered dunes, with a boardwalk going around and through the dunes. The boardwalk has interpretive panels to teach visitors about the species of the area and bird watching platforms, so bring your binoculars! The long beach is excellent for swimming, the low tide exposes sand bars which heat up in the sun and warms the swimming water during high tide. The beach is supervised by a lifeguard in the summer. The beach has parking, washrooms and changerooms.

Mavillette Beach is tested twice per summer.

Monitoring Frequency

Mavillette Beach is sampled weekly from July 1st to August 30th.

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.

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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