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Ottawa Beaches

| December 28, 2012

Lifeguards on duty from noon to 7 pm

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Did you know?

  • Volleyball net rentals: $14.50 per hour or $49.50 per day. Inquire at the Lifeguard office.
  • 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.

Water Quality

The City of Ottawa samples beach water every day from June to the end of August.

 

Beach

Description

Amenities

Britannia Beach 
2805 Carling Ave. 
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613-820-1211      
OC Transpo Bus Routes21685
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.
  • Washrooms & change rooms
  • Free parking
  • Canteen & outdoor showers
  • Picnic tables & barbecue pits
  • Play structures & fields
Mooney’s Bay Beach
2926 Riverside Drive 
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613-248-0863      
OC Transpo Bus Routes87
SOUTH
A popular summer destination for swimmers, rowers, and volleyball enthusiasts, the beach is located on the east shore of the Rideau River just south of Carleton University.
  • Washrooms & change rooms
  • Pay parking (7 am to 6 pm)
  • Canteen
  • Picnic tables & barbecue pits
  • Park and recreation facilities including tennis courts and play structures
Petrie Island Beach
727 Trim Road 
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613- 824-5704      
OC Transpo Bus Routes95
EAST
Ottawa’s newest beach offers a wonderful expanse of sand and spectacular views across the Ottawa River on Petrie Island.
  • Washrooms
  • Pay parking (7 am to 6 pm)
  • Interpretation cottage
  • A dozen picnic tables
Westboro Beach
745 Ottawa River Parkway 
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613-792-3875      
OC Transpo Bus Routes8797
CENTRAL
A somewhat smaller beach and park situated on NCC property at Kitchissippi Lookout and accessible from the Ottawa River Parkway.
  • Washrooms & change rooms
  • Free parking
  • Canteen & patio with tables

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
  • Lather on waterproof sunscreen with an SPF 15 or more at least 30 minutes before sun exposure and remember to keep re-applying.

For more Information, please contact the Seasonal Recreation Office at 613-580-2590 or e-mail seasonalrecreation@ottawa.ca .

Ottawa’s beaches are an oasis of fun and relaxation close to home!

Photo credit: QUOI Media / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

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Category: Attractions, Ottawa & Surrounding Area

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