There are plenty of beaches in Ottawa to choose from. The summers can get very hot here so one great way of cooling off is to go to one of our local beaches.
Here is a listing of the beaches in the Ottawa area:
These four Ottawa beaches usually have lifeguards on duty from noon to 7pm during the summer season.
2805 Carling Avenue
Mooney's Bay Beach
2926 Riverside Drive
Petrie Island Beach
727 Trim Road
234 Atlantis at the Kitchissippi Lookout
You will be happy to know that the Ottawa Public Health department checks the beaches on a regular basis from June until the end of August. They are tested for different bacteria levels. If the levels are too high and not safe then there will be a no swimming advisory issued.
If you want more information on the four Ottawa beaches then you can call the Beach Information Line at 613-580-6744 ext. 13219.
There are also five public beaches located in Gatineau Park:
Leamy Lake Beach
O'Brien, Blanchet, Breton, Parent & La Peche Beaches
These beaches in the Gatineau area are serviced and lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 6pm everyday from mid-June to mid-September. Facilities at the five beaches above include washrooms, change rooms, picnic tables and barbecues.
There is another beach in Ottawa that not many people know about:
Baxter Conservation Area
Located on the Rideau River between Manotick & Kemptville off of Highway 416
As you can see, there are plenty of beaches in Ottawa for everyone. If you are looking for a fun day out with the kids or by yourself then why not pack up and head out to the beach! Don't forget your sunscreen.