Health Information

Beach Water Quality Surveillance

Lambton Public Health conducts monitoring and reporting for beach water quality at 7 locations in Lambton County.

Beach Status

Check the beach water quality status before you head out to the beach.

  • Text keyword: BEACH to 226-909-3003
  • View the map of beach locations and inspection results
  • Call the Beach InfoLine: 519-383-3816, toll-free 1-800-667-1839 ext. 3816
  • View signs at the inspected beach location entry points

Beach Locations

Beaches monitored daily (Monday-Friday) using predictive models:

  • Grand Bend (North Beach)
  • Grand Bend (South Beach)
  • Ipperwash Main Beach
  • Bright’s Grove (including Mike Weir Park)
  • Canatara Park

Beaches monitored weekly (water sampling with lab analysis):

  • Pinery Provincial Park
  • C.J. McEwen Beach

No sampling occurs along the St. Clair River; however, a caution sign, advising of high bacteria levels following heavy rainfall, has been permanently placed at:

  • Branton Cundick Park
  • Brander Park
  • Seager Park

Weather Conditions

If weather conditions change including high winds and increased wave activity, please avoid swimming, and check back again for updated beach water quality status reports. Increased wave activity can stir up settled contaminants and cause water quality conditions to have increased levels of E. coli.