Bring out your floaties!

If you’re always on the lookout for a pool bigger than your neighbour’s, the mighty St. Lawrence should certainly whet your appetite! Baie de Beauport is home to Quebec City’s only beach that offers safe, specially dedicated access to the river for swimming and bathing, allowing you to enjoy the water to the max.

Because the health and safety of swimmers and bathers is our number one priority, we test water quality on a daily basis. The swimming and bathing area may be closed at any time depending on the conditions. Please check our homepage to find out if the water is open or closed for swimming and bathing.

Remember, the splash park is open all summer!

Read our common sense guidelines for informed swimming.

Jeux Eau

Swim lane

To give keen swimmers a chance to train all season long, just like last year, we’ve set up a special swim lane separate from the public bathing area.

OPENING TIMES

Saturday, Sunday, statutory holidays and during the 2-week construction holiday period: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Otherwise, the swim lane is open at all times

Swim lane users must wear a yellow swim cap, available for $5 from the Boutique de la Baie beach store (open 10.a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Common sense guidelines for informed swimming at all times

Following these common sense guidelines is the best way to avoid any health and hygiene issues when swimming or bathing at the beach.

SAFETY

Glass containers are not permitted on the beach.

Children under age 14 must be supervised by an adult.

No diving.

Always stay within the designated swimming and bathing area.

No swimming or bathing when the beach is closed.

Stay out of the water if you are impaired by alcohol.

WATER QUALITY

Be careful not to ingest any water while swimming or bathing. The water is tested for safe swimming and bathing; it is not safe to drink. Young children should be carefully supervised in this respect.

Babies must wear proper swim diapers and be changed frequently. Young children should be taken to the washroom regularly.


Do not enter the water if you have an open wound.

Do not feed the shorebirds.

Always shower after bathing, either before you leave the beach or when you get home.

If you are suffering from diarrhea, please stay out of the water to avoid putting other bathers at risk of infection.

Wash your hands after swimming and before eating.

Do not leave any garbage on the beach.

Individuals with a weakened immune system may be at greater risk of contracting an infection and should check with their doctor before engaging in activities that may aggravate their condition, which may include bathing or swimming.

Please notify a member of staff if you become aware of an incident or issue that may affect the water quality and/or health of swimmers and bathers.

THE BOTTOM LINE

Remember, the water is never safe to drink in any swimming or bathing area, including here.