Beaches

Water Quality

Beach Information

Washrooms and rentals available daily at Mooney’s Bay, Petrie Island and Britannia Beaches May 16 - September 7, 2015 inclusively.

    • 10:30 am to 9 pm Monday to Thursday
    • 10:30 am to 7 pm Friday to Sunday

Lifeguards are on duty June 20-August 16, 2015 inclusively

    • Daily Monday to Sunday from noon to 7 pm

Westboro Beach will be open noon to 7 pm daily from June 20 to August 16, 2015.

  • Volleyball net rentals: $15 per hour or $50 per day, stand up paddleboards $20 per hour.
    Inquire at any beach’s Lifeguard office, available from May 16 to September 7, 2015. 
  • Join a volleyball league. Call 613-580-2854
  • Book your event at the beach. Contact City Wide Allocations at 613-580-2595 or e-mail sports@ottawa.ca.
  • Stand-Up Paddle Boards are available at all four beaches for $20 per hour. Inquire at any beach's lifeguard office during the regular season. Photo ID required. Participants must be 18 years or older.

For more information: beaches.programming@ottawa.ca.

Beaches 

Beach

Description

Amenities

Britannia Beach 
2805 Carling Ave. 
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613-820-1211
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WEST
Located on the Ottawa River at Britannia Bay, the beach is great for swimming, picnics or just watching the sailboats go by on a beautiful summer day.
  • outdoor showers
  • Picnic tables and barbecue pits
  • Play structures and fields
  • swimming lane
Mooney's Bay Beach
2926 Riverside Drive 
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613-248-0863
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SOUTH
A popular summer destination for swimmers, rowers, and volleyball players, the beach is located on the east shore of the Rideau River just south of Carleton University.
  • Washrooms and change rooms
  • Pay parking (7 am to 6 pm)
  • Seasonal parking passes available at the Terry Fox Field House – 2960 Riverside Dr
  • Canteen
    m.el.samrout@gmail.com
  • Picnic tables and barbecue pits
  • Tennis courts and play structures
Petrie Island Beach
727 Trim Road 
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613- 824-5704
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EAST
Ottawa’s newest beach offers a wonderful sandy beach and spectacular views across the Ottawa River
  • Interpretation cottage
  • 12 picnic tables
Westboro Beach
745 Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway
(formally Ottawa River Parkway)
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613-792-3875
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 CENTRAL
A somewhat smaller beach and park located on NCC property at Kitchissippi Lookout on the Ottawa River.

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Stay safe this summer

  • There is no substitute for your supervision!
  • Always be within arms' reach of your children!
  • Drink lots of water, wear light-colored clothing, a hat, and good sunglasses
  • Use waterproof sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or more at least 30 minutes before sun exposure and remember to keep re-applying.

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