The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the Kinap, Black Rock, and Dingles beaches are closed to swimming until further notice due to high bacteria levels in the water.
Kinap is one of the municipality’s supervised beach locations while Dingle and Black Rock are unsupervised.
Beach supervisors regularly test the water quality at all supervised municipal beaches during the summer months. Recent test results indicate bacteria levels at these beaches exceed Health Canada swimming guidelines.
High bacteria levels can be caused by a number of factors, including weather conditions and waterfowl. Staff will continue testing the water until bacteria levels return to normal. The municipality will advise residents when the beaches reopen.
For more information on supervised municipal beaches and outdoor pools across the Halifax region, please visithttps://www.halifax.ca/recreation/programs-activities/swimming/supervised-beaches-outdoor-pools-splash-pads.
Source: Media Release