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

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

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
15°C
Mostly clear
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.

Report algal blooms in Manitoba at forms.gov.mb.ca/algal_report/index.html. 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

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

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
15°C
Mostly clear

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.

Report algal blooms in Manitoba at forms.gov.mb.ca/algal_report/index.html. 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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