KAWARTHA LAKES-A number of public beaches in the City of Kawartha Lakes and area have been posted as unsafe for swimming.
The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit provides weekly beach testing results for the City of Kawartha Lakes during the summer months.
Postings are based on the most recent test results from the provincial lab in Peterborough for water samples taken from these beaches.
Beaches marked as ‘OPEN‘ are considered within the acceptable levels as set out in the Ontario government’s Beach Management Protocol.
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.
Bexley Township Area
Blanchard’s Road Beach – OPEN
Beach Park – POSTED
Riverview Beach Park – POSTED
Eldon Township Area
Centennial Park West – OPEN
Omemee Beach – POSTED
Fenelon Falls Area
Birch Point – OPEN
Bond Street – POSTED
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
For more information, contact a Public Health Inspector toll-free at 1-866-888-4577.