Little Bluff Conservation Area

Prince Edward, Ontario

The Little Bluff Conservation Area beach is located on the shores of Prince Edward Bay in Lake Ontario. The conservation area, created in 1974 by the Prince Edward Region Conservation, is a 70-acre site. The beach is not monitored for water quality and there are no lifeguards. There are washrooms and picnic tables located near the beach.

There is a wetland area found just behind Little Bluff beach - the beach itself serves as a barrier between the wetland and Lake Ontario. The conservation area is a great spot for birdwatching and contains 1.5 km of trails and a 20 metre high limestone bluff which offers a stunning view of the bay if you make the hike to the top.

WATER QUALITY
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CURRENT WEATHER
18°C
Cloudy with a few clear breaks
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Little Bluff Conservation Area is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit samples beaches weekly from Victoria Day to Labour Day. When the information is posted on the HPECHU website, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates Swim Guide.

Ontario beaches are monitored according to the province's Beach Management Protocol. The Protocol says that authorities must check water quality at least weekly from June 1 to Labour Day at beaches where there are formal swimming programs or lifeguards. Most municipalities do not actually begin sampling until mid June. Beaches in Ontario are posted when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeds 100 E. coli / 100 ml of water.

A Ministry of the Environment procedure says that a clean beach is open at least 95% of the swimming season, even if it is near a sewage pipe. This rule applies to every place that is public, accessible, and feels like a good place to swim. When all else fails, the Ontario Environmental Protection Act strongly states that no one can interfere with the use that you can make of a public waterway - like swimming!

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Little Bluff Conservation Area

Prince Edward, Ontario

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
18°C
Cloudy with a few clear breaks

The Little Bluff Conservation Area beach is located on the shores of Prince Edward Bay in Lake Ontario. The conservation area, created in 1974 by the Prince Edward Region Conservation, is a 70-acre site. The beach is not monitored for water quality and there are no lifeguards. There are washrooms and picnic tables located near the beach.

There is a wetland area found just behind Little Bluff beach - the beach itself serves as a barrier between the wetland and Lake Ontario. The conservation area is a great spot for birdwatching and contains 1.5 km of trails and a 20 metre high limestone bluff which offers a stunning view of the bay if you make the hike to the top.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Little Bluff Conservation Area is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit samples beaches weekly from Victoria Day to Labour Day. When the information is posted on the HPECHU website, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates Swim Guide.

Ontario beaches are monitored according to the province's Beach Management Protocol. The Protocol says that authorities must check water quality at least weekly from June 1 to Labour Day at beaches where there are formal swimming programs or lifeguards. Most municipalities do not actually begin sampling until mid June. Beaches in Ontario are posted when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeds 100 E. coli / 100 ml of water.

A Ministry of the Environment procedure says that a clean beach is open at least 95% of the swimming season, even if it is near a sewage pipe. This rule applies to every place that is public, accessible, and feels like a good place to swim. When all else fails, the Ontario Environmental Protection Act strongly states that no one can interfere with the use that you can make of a public waterway - like swimming!

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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