Rissers Beach

Port Medway, Nova Scotia
Managed by The Swim Guide

Rissers has been a popular beach with locals for a long time, and was turned into a provincial park in 1973 to protect the eroding sand dunes. The beach has two campgrounds nearby, one right on the beach, and the other across the road, both ideal for a family vacation. The beach has an inland marsh with a boardwalk going around it and an interpretive center, so visitors can explore and learn about their natural surroundings. Close to the park, take a chance to learn about traditional Nova Scotia rug hooking at the Crousetown Cottage. The beach has a canteen and a swimming area with a lifeguard. The campground has showers, washrooms, and parking.

Rissers Beach is tested twice per summer.

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . 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
4°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Rissers 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

Rissers Beach

Port Medway, Nova Scotia
Managed by The Swim Guide

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . 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
4°C
Clear

Rissers has been a popular beach with locals for a long time, and was turned into a provincial park in 1973 to protect the eroding sand dunes. The beach has two campgrounds nearby, one right on the beach, and the other across the road, both ideal for a family vacation. The beach has an inland marsh with a boardwalk going around it and an interpretive center, so visitors can explore and learn about their natural surroundings. Close to the park, take a chance to learn about traditional Nova Scotia rug hooking at the Crousetown Cottage. The beach has a canteen and a swimming area with a lifeguard. The campground has showers, washrooms, and parking.

Rissers Beach is tested twice per summer.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Rissers 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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