Mira Gut Beach

Mira Gut, Nova Scotia
Managed by The Swim Guide

Mira Gut Beach is dotted with remnants of an old railway line that used to run from Glace Bay to Louisberg, beachgoers can explore both the boardwalk and the tracks. The swimming area is supervised by a lifeguard, generally the surf conditions are calm but there is a current to the right of the beach along the breakwater rocks that swimmers need to be cautious about. The beach has washrooms and changerooms which recently got an ungrade from a community group.

Mira Gut Beach is tested twice per summer.

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 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
11°C
Cloudy with a few clear breaks
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Mira Gut Beach is sampled from July 1st to August 29th

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

Mira Gut Beach

Mira Gut, Nova Scotia
Managed by The Swim Guide

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 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
11°C
Cloudy with a few clear breaks

Mira Gut Beach is dotted with remnants of an old railway line that used to run from Glace Bay to Louisberg, beachgoers can explore both the boardwalk and the tracks. The swimming area is supervised by a lifeguard, generally the surf conditions are calm but there is a current to the right of the beach along the breakwater rocks that swimmers need to be cautious about. The beach has washrooms and changerooms which recently got an ungrade from a community group.

Mira Gut Beach is tested twice per summer.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Mira Gut Beach is sampled from July 1st to August 29th

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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