Johnson Beach (Barrie)

Barrie, Ontario

Quieter neighbour to Barrie’s bustling Centennial Park
waterfront, Johnson’s beach provides a two-acre wedge of sandy expanse along
with beautiful views of the shoreline and the city proper. Johnson’s beach
offers parking, washroom facilities, and easy access to the nearby North Shore multi-use
trail. The beach is open for swimming from late June until mid-August, during
which time a lifeguard is on duty daily from 11:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. There are
lifejackets available for the public to borrow at the Lifeguard’s office. No
smoking and no dogs are permitted on the beach.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 28th, 2018. Swim Drink Fish Canada - Great Lakes 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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MONITORING FREQUENCY

Johnson Beach (Barrie) is sampled weekly from June 1st to September 8th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit samples beaches weekly from June to September. When sample results are shared online, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates Swim Guide.

Ontario beaches are monitored according to the province's Beach Management Protocol. Municipal health authorities monitor most public beaches. Provincial park beaches are monitored by Ontario Parks. The Protocol says that authorities must check water quality at least weekly from June 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

Johnson Beach (Barrie)

Barrie, Ontario

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 28th, 2018. Swim Drink Fish Canada - Great Lakes 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:   

Quieter neighbour to Barrie’s bustling Centennial Park
waterfront, Johnson’s beach provides a two-acre wedge of sandy expanse along
with beautiful views of the shoreline and the city proper. Johnson’s beach
offers parking, washroom facilities, and easy access to the nearby North Shore multi-use
trail. The beach is open for swimming from late June until mid-August, during
which time a lifeguard is on duty daily from 11:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. There are
lifejackets available for the public to borrow at the Lifeguard’s office. No
smoking and no dogs are permitted on the beach.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Johnson Beach (Barrie) is sampled weekly from June 1st to September 8th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit samples beaches weekly from June to September. When sample results are shared online, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates Swim Guide.

Ontario beaches are monitored according to the province's Beach Management Protocol. Municipal health authorities monitor most public beaches. Provincial park beaches are monitored by Ontario Parks. The Protocol says that authorities must check water quality at least weekly from June 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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