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Canatara Park


Canatara Park Beach is a Blue Flag Beach for the 2023 season*.

Canatara Beach is an urban beach located in the heart of Sarnia, on the shores of Lake Huron near the mouth of the St. Clair River. The sandy beach stretches nearly a kilometre along the shore. The beach is located in Canatara Park and boasts over 84 acres of parkland. The park is owned by the City of Sarnia. The park includes walking/biking trails, passive areas, picnic areas, forests, and so on. Lifeguarding services are provided at Canatara Beach and are patrolled by qualified lifeguards from June to the end of August from 11 am to 6 pm. There are washrooms and designated parking for people with disabilities. The park and beach area is located at the north end of Christina Street. Christina Street can be accessed from 402 Highway

Please be aware that dogs are not allowed on this beach.

*A Blue Flag beach is one that meets strict water quality and safety criteria. These beaches are certified annually as being clean, accessible, eco-friendly, and having great water quality! Swim Drink Fish is the National Operator for Blue Flag in Canada.

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Water Quality

Passes water quality tests 60-95% of the time.
Water quality information provided by Swim Guide with the support of RBC Royal Bank.

Blue Flag

This beach has Blue Flag status.
Blue Flag beaches and marinas meet strict criteria. Learn more about Swim Drink Fish Canada's Blue Flag program.


Lake Erie
Lake Huron

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