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St. Catharines features three scenic, unsupervised beaches on the shores of Lake Ontario for visitors to soak up the sun, take a leisurely stroll, go for a dip in the lake or to relax and watch the sunset.

Jones Beach

142 Broadway Dr.
End of Broadway Avenue off Lakeshore Road in Grantham Ward

Map to Jones Beach

This quiet beach is located in a protected bay on Lake Ontario, with a picturesque view to the lake and small lighthouse beacon.

Beach Amenities

  • Parking

Lakeside Park Beach

1 Lakeport Rd.

Map to Lakeside Park Beach

A picturesque beach on the south shore of Lake Ontario situated in historic Port Dalhousie. Stunning views of the Port Dalhousie harbour, lighthouse and the north shore of Lake Ontario.

Beach Amenities

  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Carousel
  • Washrooms
  • Snack bar
  • Picnic area
  • Volleyball courts
  • Walking trail

Sunset Beach (previously Municipal Beach)

1 Lombardy Ave.

Map to Sunset Beach

Sunset Beach is located in the Grantham Ward, along the shore of Lake Ontario on the Waterfront Trail and is in close proximity to the Welland Canals Parkway Trail. This park has 365 metres (1,200 feet) of sandy beach to enjoy. On August 24, 2015 City Council approved a request to change the name of Municipal Beach to Sunset Beach.

Beach Amenities

  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Picnic area
  • Public boat launch ramp for small and personal watercrafts during the boating season within daylight hours
  • Washrooms

Water Quality

Between May (Victoria Day Weekend) and September (Labour Day Weekend) the Niagara Region tests the water quality at Jones Beach, Lakeside Park Beach and Sunset Beach. The water quality is posted at each beach and on the Niagara Region's website.

Conditions are also posted daily on the City's Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Beach Maintenance

For beach maintenance (excluding water quality): 905.688.5600.

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