Sandy Hook Beach

Gimli, Manitoba

Sandy Hook Beach is on Lake Winnipeg, the sixth largest lake in North America. Sandy Hook Beach sits between Winnipeg Beach and the town of Gimli. It is a small community on west side of Lake Winnipeg with a long, white sand public beach. Swimming is unsupervised.The ideal beach for golf lovers, as the best Manitoba golf courses are located 20 minutes away. There is an RV park at the beach, which also has a playground and pool.

Photo Credit: Gerry Petrin / Flickr

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 29th, 2019. North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 3th, 2019 at 12:46 PM.
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Current Weather
-8°C
Snow
Monitoring Frequency

Sandy Hook Beach is sampled weekly from June 1st from September 15th.

Source Information

Visit Manitoba.ca/beaches for the most up-to-date information about Manitoba beach water quality.

Manitoba Sustainable Development, has developed the Clean Beaches Program to provide valuable information to the public on how to protect Manitoba’s beautiful beaches and reduce the risk of illness to bathers. There are about 60 beaches across Manitoba that are routinely monitored each season for E. coli and the presence of algae and the algal toxin microcystin. Beaches that exceed Manitoba’s recreational water quality objectives are posted with advisory signs at the beach and on Manitoba’s beach website at: Manitoba.ca/beaches. Water quality samples are routinely collected during the summer months. Monitoring typically begins in June and continues at most beaches until the end of August. Frequency of sampling is determined based on recreational intensity, historic bacteria data, or in support of special projects. Swim Guide checks daily from Monday - Friday for E. coli and algae advisories. If the geometric mean of E. coli samples exceeds Manitoba’s recreational water quality objective of 200 bacteria/100 mL and/or when a single sample contains more than 400 bacteria/100 mL the beach is re-sampled. A beach is marked Green when the geometric mean of E. coli samples is below Manitoba’s recreational water quality objective of 200 bacteria/100 mL.A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean of E. coli samples is above Manitoba’s recreational water quality objective of 200 bacteria/100 mL. A beach is marked Grey when reliable or up-to-date information is not available.

Water Quality Graph

Sandy Hook Beach

Gimli, Manitoba

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 29th, 2019. North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 3th, 2019 at 12:46 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
-8°C
Snow

Sandy Hook Beach is on Lake Winnipeg, the sixth largest lake in North America. Sandy Hook Beach sits between Winnipeg Beach and the town of Gimli. It is a small community on west side of Lake Winnipeg with a long, white sand public beach. Swimming is unsupervised.The ideal beach for golf lovers, as the best Manitoba golf courses are located 20 minutes away. There is an RV park at the beach, which also has a playground and pool.

Photo Credit: Gerry Petrin / Flickr

Monitoring Frequency

Sandy Hook Beach is sampled weekly from June 1st from September 15th.

Source Information

Visit Manitoba.ca/beaches for the most up-to-date information about Manitoba beach water quality.

Manitoba Sustainable Development, has developed the Clean Beaches Program to provide valuable information to the public on how to protect Manitoba’s beautiful beaches and reduce the risk of illness to bathers. There are about 60 beaches across Manitoba that are routinely monitored each season for E. coli and the presence of algae and the algal toxin microcystin. Beaches that exceed Manitoba’s recreational water quality objectives are posted with advisory signs at the beach and on Manitoba’s beach website at: Manitoba.ca/beaches. Water quality samples are routinely collected during the summer months. Monitoring typically begins in June and continues at most beaches until the end of August. Frequency of sampling is determined based on recreational intensity, historic bacteria data, or in support of special projects. Swim Guide checks daily from Monday - Friday for E. coli and algae advisories. If the geometric mean of E. coli samples exceeds Manitoba’s recreational water quality objective of 200 bacteria/100 mL and/or when a single sample contains more than 400 bacteria/100 mL the beach is re-sampled. A beach is marked Green when the geometric mean of E. coli samples is below Manitoba’s recreational water quality objective of 200 bacteria/100 mL.A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean of E. coli samples is above Manitoba’s recreational water quality objective of 200 bacteria/100 mL. A beach is marked Grey when reliable or up-to-date information is not available.

Water Quality Graph

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