August 3, 2018
As of the most recent Island Health testing in early August, there are no beach advisories for Brentwood Bay.
If a beach advisory is in place, residents are advised the water may be unsafe for swimming, and Island Health signage is posted at the beach access. From May until Labour Day, Island Health monitors water quality at swimming destinations on the Island (see Beach Reports) because bacteria levels fluctuate and can pose a health hazard. Each summer, there are times when various beaches on the Island have advisories.
In June and July, Island Health noted a quality issue with water sampling at two Brentwood Bay beaches. The beaches are at the base of Clarke Road and at the base of Stelly's Cross Road.
Questions and Answers
What is a beach advisory? A beach advisory indicates the water may be unsafe for swimming.Public beaches are not technically "closed" to public access. A warning sign is posted advising the public that the water may be unsafe for swimming.