Beach Water Test Results for Canada Day Weekend


The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit provides weekly beach testing results for Northumberland County during the summer months. In 2018, testing will be provided weekly through the Labour Day long weekend.

Testing is 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 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.

Brighton Area

Cedardale - OPEN

Little Lake - OPEN


Campbellford Area

Crowe Bay Fun Park - OPEN

Hastings North - OPEN

Hastings South - POSTED

Seymour Conservation Area - OPEN


Port Hope/Cobourg Area

Bewdley Beach - POSTED

Harwood Beach - POSTED

Port Hope Beach East - OPEN  

Port Hope Beach West - OPEN

Sandy Bay Park - OPEN

Victoria Beach (Cobourg) - OPEN

Wicklow Beach  - OPEN


For more information, contact a Public Health Inspector in your local Health Unit office.