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Supervised Beaches, Outdoor Pools and Splash Pads

 

All splashpads open on June 16, 2017 with the exception of Commons and Kinsmens which open on July 1, 2017.

Beaches, Bedford Outdoor Pool and Commons Outdoor Pool open on July 1, 2017.

Register for free swimming lessons at beach locations throughtout the municipality at RecConnect or call 902.490.6666.


Come enjoy our beautiful municipal beaches and pools!

  • Lifesaving Society-Certified lifeguards are on duty from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. everyday, rain or shine,
    begining July 1 until August 31.
  • Stringent water quality tests at municipal beaches are completed weekly

 

Aquatics Ratios

Ratio Poster

 

The municipality thanks the public for enjoying our beaches and pools responsibly and encourage swimmers to exercise caution if they choose to swim during the off-season or in non-supervised areas.

For additional information, call 902.490.5458.


Free Swimming Lessons on Supervised Beaches

The Halifax Regional Municipality Beaches Program offers four sessions of swimming lessons which run Monday to Friday in the mornings. Here are some great reasons to enroll your child in swimming lessons at your local beach:

  • All programs at supervised beaches are offered FREE of charge
  • There are many local supervised beaches to enjoy sand, sunshine & fresh water
  • Most beach locations offer a gently sloping sandy beach ideal for beginners
  • Families can enjoy the beach and parklands while a child participates in lessons
  • Qualified instructional staff are Red Cross certified
  • Lessons are taught rain or shine

To register, visit RecConnect or call 902.490.6666


Beach Washroom/Changeroom Facilities

Albro Lake Beach | Washroom/Changeroom available | 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Chocolate Lake Beach | Washroom/Changeroom available | 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Birch Cove Beach | Washrooms and Washroom/Changeroom available | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Penhorn Beach | Washrooms and Washroom/Changeroom available | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.



Supervised Beach Locations

*Beach status is updated Weekdays by 8:00 am and Weekends by 9:00 am.

Beach Name

Location

Beach Status

Lifeguard Supervision
(11 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

Albro Lake Beach
OPEN July 1
Yes
Birch Cove Beach
(designated Blue Flag Beach)
OPEN July 1 Yes
Campbell Point Beach
Hatchet Lake, Halifax
OPEN July 1 Yes
Chocolate Lake Beach
OPEN July 1 Yes
Cunard Beach
OPEN July 1 Yes
Kearney Beach
OPEN July 1 Yes
Kidston Beach
OPEN July 1 Yes
Kinap Beach
OPEN July 1 Yes
Lake Echo Beach

Lake Echo, Eastern Shore

OPEN July 1 Yes

Long Pond Beach

OPEN July 1 Yes
Malay Falls
Sheet Harbour, Eastern Shore
OPEN July 1 Yes
Oakfield
Grand Lake, Oakfield
OPEN July 1 Yes
Penhorn Beach
OPEN July 1 Yes
Pleasant Drive Beach
OPEN July 1 Yes
Sandy Lake
OPEN July 1 Yes
Saunders Beach
Paper Mill Lake, Bedford
OPEN July 1 Yes
Shubie Beach
OPEN July 1 Yes

Springfield Beach

OPEN July 1 Yes
Webber's Beach
OPEN July 1 Yes

Outdoor Pools

Outdoor Pool Name

Location

Hours of Operation

Lifeguard Supervision

Bedford Outdoor Pool
Open July 1
Yes

Commons Outdoor Pool

Open July 1
Yes
Cole Harbour Outdoor Pool & Tennis Complex

609 Colby Drive, Dartmouth

Closed for season Yes

Spray Pools

Spray Pool Name

Location

Hours of Operation

Lifeguard Supervision

Bayers WestWood Splash Pad 3315 Romans Avenue, Halifax

Summer Months (July & August):
Open Daily 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

September hours:
Weekdays: 3 - 7 p.m.
Weekends: 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

No
Commons Splash Pad Central Commons, Halifax

Summer Months (July & August):
Open Daily 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

September hours:
Weekdays: 3 - 7 p.m.
Weekends: 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

 

George Dixon Centre

Gottingen St., Halifax

Summer Months (July & August):
Open Daily 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

September hours:
Weekdays: 3 - 7 p.m.
Weekends: 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

No

Isleville St. Playground

Sebastian St., Halifax

Summer Months (July & August):
Open Daily 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

September hours:
Weekdays: 3 - 7 p.m.
Weekends: 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

No
Sackville Splash Pad First Lake Drive, Lower Sackville

Summer Months (July & August):
Open Daily 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

September hours:
Weekdays: 3 - 7 p.m.
Weekends: 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

No

Westmount School

Summer Months (July & August):
Open Daily 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

September hours:
Weekdays: 3 - 7 p.m.
Weekends: 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

No