Sandy Bay

Alnwick/Haldimand, Ontario
Managed by Shawn Mosey

Sandy Bay offers access to Rice Lake. This shallow lake may look "weedy" to newcomers, but all those underwater plants make Rice Lake a great place for fish and a warm place to swim. It was once an important source of wild rice for the area's Aboriginal community. Rice Lake is the largest of the Kawartha Lakes. The Trent River carries its waters out to Lake Ontario.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Shawn Mosey 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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CURRENT WEATHER
0°C
A mix of sun and clouds
MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled weekly from 1 June to 15 September

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit samples beaches weekly from June to the end of August. When the information is posted on the HKPR website, Shawn Mosey 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!
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

Sandy Bay

Alnwick/Haldimand, Ontario
Managed by Shawn Mosey

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Shawn Mosey 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:   
CURRENT WEATHER
0°C
A mix of sun and clouds

Sandy Bay offers access to Rice Lake. This shallow lake may look "weedy" to newcomers, but all those underwater plants make Rice Lake a great place for fish and a warm place to swim. It was once an important source of wild rice for the area's Aboriginal community. Rice Lake is the largest of the Kawartha Lakes. The Trent River carries its waters out to Lake Ontario.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled weekly from 1 June to 15 September

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit samples beaches weekly from June to the end of August. When the information is posted on the HKPR website, Shawn Mosey 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!
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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