July 24,

Beach Testing Results

Beach Testing Results

Beach sampling results will begin being posted June 6. 

The 2 public beaches in the City of Peterborough are sampled by PCCHU Public Health Inspectors at least once each business day.  Public beaches in Peterborough County are sampled at least once every week except for Belmont Lake Beach, Chandos Beach, Kasshabog Lake Beach, Quarry Bay Beach and White’s Beach which are sampled at least once in June, July and August.

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Beach Locations can be found below

Legend: (more info on each below the results table)


Beach Name Date Sampled Beach Status
Beavermead  July 21, 2016 Safe
Belmont Lake July 7, 2016 Safe
Buckhorn  July 18, 2016  Safe
Chandos July 13, 2016 Safe
Crowe’s Line  July 18, 2016 Safe
Curve Lake Henrys Gumming  July 18, 2016 Safe
Curve Lake Lance Wood Park July 18, 2016  Safe
Douro  July 19, 2016 Safe
Ennismore  July 18, 2016 Safe
Hiawatha July 20, 2016 Safe
Jones Beach  June 21, 2016 Safe
Kasshabog Lake  June 21, 2016 Safe
Lakefield  July 19, 2016 Safe
Norwood  July 19, 2016 Safe
Quarry Bay June 21, 2016 Safe
Roger’s Cove July 21, 2016  Safe
Sandy Beach  July 18, 2016 Safe
Selwyn July 19, 2016 Safe
Squirrel Creek July 20, 2016 Safe
Warsaw Caves  July 19, 2016  Safe
White’s Beach June 23, 2016   Safe
























When is a Beach “Safe”?
A public beach is considered “safe” when the results return with E. coli levels less than 100 E. coli cfu/100mL of water.


When is a Beach“Unsafe”?
A public beach will be posted as “unsafe” when E. coli levels exceed 100 E. coli cfu/100mL of water.  This means the water is unsafe for recreational use, including swimming.  When this happens, PPH will post signs around the beach area to inform the public not to come into contact with the water as it is a potential threat to human health.


When is a Beach “Closed”?
A beach will be posted as “closed” when a significant risk to human health is identified.  Beach closures are rare, and occur when there are signs of hazardous or infectious material in the water, a toxic spill, or when there is a blue-green algae bloom.  In these situations, swimming is not permitted and beach access is restricted or denied.


Beach Locations:

City of Peterborough Beaches:
• Beavermead Park (2011 Ashburnham Drive) • Roger’s Cove (131 Maria Street)

Peterborough County Beaches:

  • Belmont Lake Beach (Miles of Memories Rd., Belmont, Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen)
  • Buckhorn Beach (John St., Buckhorn, Township of Trent Lakes)
  • Chandos Beach (Hwy 620, Township of North Kawartha)
  • Crowe’s Line Beach (Crowe’s Line Rd., Township of Trent Lakes)
  • Curve Lake Lance Wood Park (Whetung St. E., Curve Lake First Nation)
  • Curve Lake Henry’s Gumming (Chemong St. S., Curve Lake First Nation)
  • Douro Beach (205 Douro Second Line, Township of Douro-Dummer)
  • Ennismore Waterfront Park (1053 Ennis Rd., Ennismore, Selwyn Township)
  • Hiawatha Beach (1 Lakeshore Rd., Hiawatha First Nation)
  • Jones Beach ( 908 Jones Beach Rd., Bridgenorth, Selwyn Township)
  • Kasshabog Lake Beach (431 Peninsula Rd., Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen)
  • Lakefield Beach (100 Hague Boulevard,  Lakefield, Selwyn Township)
  • Norwood (12 Belmont St., Norwood, Township of Asphodel-Norwood)
  • Quarry Bay (1986 Northey’s Bay Rd.,  Woodview, Township of North Kawartha)
  • Sandy Beach (Lakehurst Rd., Township of Trent Lakes)
  • Selwyn Conservation Area (2251 Birch Island Rd., Selwyn Township)
  • Squirrel Creek Conservation Area (2445 Wallace Point Rd., Fraserville, Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan)
  • Warsaw Caves Conservation Area (289 Caves Rd., Warsaw, Township of Douro-Dummer)
  • White’s Beach (Clearview Dr., Township of Trent Lakes)

Last modified on Jul 22, 2016

  • Beach Posting Signage