Ottawa Beaches

| December 28, 2012

Lifeguards on duty from noon to 7 pm


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

Water Quality

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





Britannia Beach 
2805 Carling Ave. 

OC Transpo Bus Routes21685
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 

OC Transpo Bus Routes87
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 

613- 824-5704      
OC Transpo Bus Routes95
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 

OC Transpo Bus Routes8797
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 .

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

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


Category: Attractions, Ottawa and Surrounding Area

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