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Beaches & Outdoor Spray Pools

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Supervision at HRM Beaches begins July 1 from 11am to 5pm daily, except for sites closed on weekends (noted below).

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Updated Wednesday, August 20

Residents are advised that that Birch Cove Beach in Dartmouth is closed to swimming until further notice due to high bacteria levels
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We are pleased to offer free swimming lessons and Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross and junior lifeguard programs at all municipal beaches and the Halifax Common outdoor pool this summer. For more information on our swimming lessons please visit the Canadian Red Cross.

Registration is required in order to take part in the classes.

Swimming Lessons | Registration:

  • July 9 | Commons pool & beaches | sessions 3 & 4

Registration begins at 10am through RecConnect*, by calling 902.490.6666, or in person at any Recreation Centre.

For information on our beaches, call 902.490.5458

*Registrants must have a RecConnect login account before registration day, so please call 902.490.6666 or visit your local Recreation Centre to sign up!

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HRM and the Red Cross encourage residents to swim and play at supervised beaches. All our beaches are supervised with certified lifeguards, beginning July 1 until August 31, from 11am to 5pm.

HRM is committed to provide residents with safe, clean, and pristine beaches. As such, we conduct weekly maintenance and weekly water testing at all our beaches.

Outdoor Pools
Location
Supervised by staff
Shore Drive, Bedford
Yes

Commons Pool

Central Commons, Halifax
Yes
     
Beaches
Location

Supervised by 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
Musquodoboit Harbour, Eastern Shore
Yes*
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, Eastern Shore
Yes
Sandy Lake, Bedford
Yes
Paper Mill Lake, Bedford
Closed
Lake Charles, Shubie Park, Dartmouth
Yes
Silversides Beach
Waverly Road, Waverley
Yes

Springfield Beach 

Springfield Lake, Sackville
Yes
Lake Charlotte, Eastern Shore
Yes
     
Spray Pools Location Supervised by staff

George Dixon Centre 

Gottingen St., Halifax

No

Isleville St Playground 

Sebastian St., Halifax

No

Westmount School

Edward Arab Ave.

*Weekday supervision only