Essex Region – With lake levels beginning to recede, the beach at Holiday Beach reopens for swimming this weekend.
“For the past three years, unprecedented lake levels resulted in such severe erosion and falling trees that we were forced to close the beach for safety reasons,” explains Tim Byrne, Essex Region Conservation Authority CAO. “With the help of contractors, we’ve been able to remove the downed trees and other hazards from the beach to ensure its safety for swimmers.” As well, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has resumed water testing at the beach.
Guests are reminded that there is a $10 entry fee per car to help offset the costs of guest services and park maintenance or visitors can purchase an annual pass from our website if they wish. All visitors must maintain a physical distance of 2 metres from anyone outside of your household.
“Holiday Beach is a gorgeous place to bring your family to enjoy a day at the beach, go for a walk along one of our shaded trails and explore our natural environment. Sightings of bullfrogs, turtles and many bird species delight visitors daily,” says Kevin Money, Director of Conservation Services. “Our washroom and change room facilities are open, the beach is groomed as needed and we are ready to receive visitors.” The beach is unsupervised, and swimmers should always exercise caution when swimming in open water.
The Essex Region Conservation Authority is a public sector organization established by the Province in 1973, and governed by local municipalities, to provide for the organization and delivery of programs and services that further the conservation, restoration, development and management of natural resources in watersheds in Ontario.