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

Is the water safe?

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Simcoe County

Mackenzie Park Beach – Advisory
Waubashene Beach – Advisory


Gull Lake Park – Advisory

Port Sydney Beach – Advisory

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


  • none at this time; check back for updates

Kawartha Lakes

  • none at this time; check back for updates

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