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The Lake Huron Centre For Coastal Conservation
Advocating Wise Stewardship of Lake Huron's Coastal Ecosystems

  • Shows you where your closest beaches are
  • Gives you real-time beach status updates (where available)
  • Gives you historical beach trends
  • Explains the laws and policies that protect beaches
  • Lets you compare your local beach to other beaches in Canada and the United States.

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Beach Safety

Beach Safety Flag"Is it safe to swim in the lake?"

This is a question asked a lot these days. Not all beaches test for bacteria. Not all beaches have life guards or lifesaving facilities. There are some things that you need to know before you head for a swim in Lake Huron. Below is some information that will help you and your family enjoy the lake safely.

For specific information on water test results, follow this 'Beach Monitoring' link. Other related links are found near bottom of this page.

Rip Current awareness sign

Rip Currents (also known, incorrectly, as undertow or rip tides) are a dangerous phenomenon that many people know exist, but don't know much about. Rip currents can occur on most beaches, and particularly around piers.

Surviving Rip Currents
(WBAL-TV News), 04:21
Greg Marsh - Director of Photography, Editor
This informative piece won an Emmy in 2008. Gregory Marsh edited and did most of the shooting.

Also view:


Educate people about rip currents: expert
By Denis Langlois, Sun Times, Owen Sound
Monday, May 30, 2016

pdf-file LHCCC_Rip-Current-Factsheet_2016.pdf


Safe Day at the Beach

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