Port Hope East

Port Hope, Ontario

Port Hope offers two beaches, east and west of the Harbour. Both are sandy and provide access to Lake Ontario. These beaches are steps away from historic downtown Port Hope. Like all beaches, the "open" or "posted" indicators refer to the amount of bacteria in the water. Always check for flags in the parking lot of Port Hope East Beach before going in the water. Beaches are not regularly tested for other contaminants. From time to time, cleanup of low-level radioactive waste or harbour dredging activities may make Port Hope beaches inaccessible.

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 28th, 2019. 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 August 30th, 2019 at 1:03 PM.
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Current Weather
18°C
Mostly clear
Monitoring Frequency

Port Hope East is sampled weekly from January 1st from September 5th.

Source Information

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit monitors recreational water quality at sites in this region. The sampling season starts June 1 and ends August 31. Water at all sites is sampled for E. coli and Total coliform at all sites.

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit issues beach advisories when the geometric mean concentration of at least five samples is above 200 E. coli / 100 mL of water or when a single sample is above 400 E. coli / 100 mL of water. This guideline comes from Canada’s Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality (2012). It is applied to beaches in Ontario in accordance with Ontario’s Recreational Water Protocol, 2018. Prior to 2018 beaches in Ontario were posted when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeded 100 E. coli / 100 mL of water. In Swim Guide, a beach is marked Green when the geometric mean of at least 5 samples is below 200 E.coli / 100 mL water and each individual sample concentration is below 400 E.coli / 100 mL. A beach is marked Red when the results are equal to or above a geometric mean of 200 E.coli / 100 mL water and/or 400 E.coli / 100 mL. A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information. Water samples are collected weekly. Results are posted to Swim Guide as soon as lab results are available. They are also available at https: //www.hkpr.on.ca/2018/06/27/beach-water-testing/ DISCLAIMER: Historical data from 2017 and prior reflect the previous Ontario standard of a geometric mean of 100 E. coli /100 mL. Historical data from 2018 onward reflect the new Ontario Operational Approaches for Recreational Water Guideline, 2018: Geometric mean concentration 200 E. coli/ 100 mL and single-sample maximum concentration of 400 E. coli /100 mL.

Water Quality Graph

Port Hope East

Port Hope, Ontario

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 28th, 2019. 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 August 30th, 2019 at 1:03 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
18°C
Mostly clear

Port Hope offers two beaches, east and west of the Harbour. Both are sandy and provide access to Lake Ontario. These beaches are steps away from historic downtown Port Hope. Like all beaches, the "open" or "posted" indicators refer to the amount of bacteria in the water. Always check for flags in the parking lot of Port Hope East Beach before going in the water. Beaches are not regularly tested for other contaminants. From time to time, cleanup of low-level radioactive waste or harbour dredging activities may make Port Hope beaches inaccessible.

Monitoring Frequency

Port Hope East is sampled weekly from January 1st from September 5th.

Source Information

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit monitors recreational water quality at sites in this region. The sampling season starts June 1 and ends August 31. Water at all sites is sampled for E. coli and Total coliform at all sites.

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit issues beach advisories when the geometric mean concentration of at least five samples is above 200 E. coli / 100 mL of water or when a single sample is above 400 E. coli / 100 mL of water. This guideline comes from Canada’s Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality (2012). It is applied to beaches in Ontario in accordance with Ontario’s Recreational Water Protocol, 2018. Prior to 2018 beaches in Ontario were posted when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeded 100 E. coli / 100 mL of water. In Swim Guide, a beach is marked Green when the geometric mean of at least 5 samples is below 200 E.coli / 100 mL water and each individual sample concentration is below 400 E.coli / 100 mL. A beach is marked Red when the results are equal to or above a geometric mean of 200 E.coli / 100 mL water and/or 400 E.coli / 100 mL. A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information. Water samples are collected weekly. Results are posted to Swim Guide as soon as lab results are available. They are also available at https: //www.hkpr.on.ca/2018/06/27/beach-water-testing/ DISCLAIMER: Historical data from 2017 and prior reflect the previous Ontario standard of a geometric mean of 100 E. coli /100 mL. Historical data from 2018 onward reflect the new Ontario Operational Approaches for Recreational Water Guideline, 2018: Geometric mean concentration 200 E. coli/ 100 mL and single-sample maximum concentration of 400 E. coli /100 mL.

Water Quality Graph

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