Beach Advisories – Simcoe County, Muskoka, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes

Simcoe County

  • no postings or closures at this time


  • no postings or closures at this time

During a swimming Advisory, the beach is posted with warning signs that the most recent water samples showed bacteria in numbers that may increase your risk of developing minor skin, eye, ear, nose or throat infections or stomach illness. If you choose to swim during a swimming advisory avoid dunking your head or swallowing the water.

A beach is Closed when a significant risk to health and safety has been identified or when a potential adverse event occurs such as a sewage or chemical spill. Beach closures are rare.

source: Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit


Algonquin Highlands Area
Dorset Parkette – OPEN
Elvin Johnson Park (aka Stanhope Beach) – OPEN

Dysart et al Area
Eagle Lake Beach – OPEN
Haliburton Lake South Bay – OPEN
Sand Point (aka Indian Point) – OPEN
Pine Lake Beach – OPEN
Sandy Cove Beach – OPEN
Silver Lake (aka Kashawigamog Lake) – OPEN

Highlands East Area
Gooderham Beach – OPEN
Paudash Lake Beach – OPEN
Lake Wilbermere Beach – OPEN
Glamour Lake Beach – OPEN

Minden Hills Area
Bissett Beach – OPEN
Little Horseshoe Lake Beach – OPEN
Minden Rotary Lagoon Beach – OPEN
Minden Rotary Main Beach – OPEN
Twelve Mile Lake Beach – OPEN

Kawartha Lakes

Bexley Township Area
Blanchard’s Road Beach – OPEN

Bobcaygeon Area
Beach Park – OPEN
Riverview Beach Park – OPEN

Eldon Township Area
Centennial Park West – OPEN

Emily/Omemee Area
Omemee Beach – POSTED

Fenelon Falls Area
Birch Point – OPEN
Bond Street – OPEN
Sturgeon Point Beach – OPEN

Laxton Township Area
Head Lake – OPEN
Norland Bathing Area – OPEN

Mariposa Township Area|
Valentia Beach (aka Sandbar Beach) – OPEN

Somerville Township Area
Burnt River Beach – Somerville – OPEN
Burnt River Four Mile Lake – OPEN

Verulam Township Area
Centennial Beach – OPEN
Verulam Recreational Park – OPEN

Beaches marked Posted indicate bacterial levels in the water are higher than those considered acceptable as set out in the Ontario government’s Beach Management Protocol, making them unsafe for bathing.

source: Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit