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Richardson's Beach


Sometimes known as MacDonald's Beach, this is a rocky beach near the heart of Kingston. In 2008, a group of professors, students, residents, and Lake Ontario Waterkeeper held a mass swim here to rally support for a revitalized public swimming area in downtown Kingston. This event was a catalyst in the push for more and better beach access on Lake Ontario (and part of the reason you are looking at this Guide today)!

Water Quality

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

Current Weather

-11° degrees celsius.
Clear throughout the day.

Great Lakes Waterfront Trail

This beach is on the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail.
Visit the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail website for more information.

Traditional Territories



Treaty 57




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