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Lifeguard looks out over beach

2013 Summer Season
July 1 - August 31

HRM Beaches are now closed for the season.
Thanks for making it another great year!

See you in Summer of 2014

HRM-supervised Beaches and Outdoor Pools

HRM Recreation is pleased to offer FREE swimming lessons (for all levels) this summer at our beaches!

Registration begins Wednesday, June 5 at 10 am through RecConnect*, by calling 490-6666, or in person at any HRM Recreation Community Centre.

*Registrants must have a RecConnect login account BEFORE registration day, so please call 490-6666 or visit your local Recreation Community Centre to get signed up!

HRM Beaches Listing

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Birch Cove Beach is now a Blue Flag beach!

Blue Flag logo

Birch Cove Beach in Dartmouth has joined the Blue Flag program and is the first beach in Nova Scotia to receive a Blue Flag. The Blue Flag is an internationally recognized and respected eco-label that is awarded to beaches and marinas that have achieved international standards in water quality, environmental management, environmental education, and safety and services.

The Blue Flag works towards sustainable development of beaches and marinas through strict criteria dealing with Water Quality, Environmental Education and Information, Environmental Management, and Safety and Other Services. The Blue Flag Program is owned and run by the non-government, non-profit organization the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).

Beaches are awarded the Blue Flag based on compliance with 32 criteria covering the following:

1) Environmental Education and Information

2) Water Quality

3) Environmental Management

4) Safety and Services

http://www.blueflag.org/menu/criteria/beaches

http://environmentaldefence.ca/issues/blue-flag-canada/map/birch-cove-beach-halifax

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HRM has a many beaches, lakes, and outdoor pools, many of which are supervised by our trained lifeguards every day of the summer.

Trained by the Lifesaving Society, HRM lifeguards have specialized training in injury prevention, first aid, and are equipped with emergency supplies for a waterfront setting.

All locations which are supervised by HRM staff, include daily maintenance and weekly water testing.

HRM Beaches: 490-5458

 

Outdoor Pools
Location
Supervised
by HRM Staff
Shore Dr., Bedford
Yes

Commons Pool

Central Commons, Halifax
Yes
 
Beaches
Location

Supervised
by HRM staff

Albro Lake, Dartmouth
Yes
Banook Lake, Dartmouth
Yes
Point Pleasant Park, Halifax
Yes
Hatchet Lake, Halifax
Yes
Chocolate Lake, Halifax
Yes
William's Lake Rd., Halifax
Yes
Fleming Park, Halifax
Yes

 

Gottingen St.,
Halifax
No
Musq. Hbr.,
Eastern Shore
Yes*

Isleville St Playground
- Spray Pool

Sebastian St.,
Halifax

No
Kearney Lake, Halifax
Yes
Kidston Lake, Halifax
Yes
Porter's Lake
Yes*

Kinsmen Beach

First Lake, Sackville
Yes

 

Lake Echo,
Eastern Shore

Yes

Long Pond Beach

Long Pond, Halifax
Yes
Sheet Harbour,
Eastern Shore
Yes*
Grand Lake, Oakfield
Yes
Penhorn Lake, Dartmouth
Yes
Petpeswick Lake,
E. Shore
Yes
Sandy Lake, Bedford
Yes
Paper Mill Lake, Bedford
Closed for 2013
Lake Charles,
Shubie Park, Dartmouth
Yes
Silversides Beach
Waverly Rd, Dartmouth
Yes

Springfield Beach 

 

Springfield Lake, Sackville
Yes
Lake Charlotte,
E. Shore
Yes

Westmount School

- Spray Pool

Edward Arab Ave.
 

 

*Weekday supervision only.

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