Wellington Rotary Public Beach
Located in the heart of Wellington, Wellington Rotary Public Beach is popular for families, walkers, and cyclists – don’t forget to see the lighthouse. Amenities include washrooms, picnic tables, benches and a pavillion, and a boat launch.
Wellington Beach FAQ
When is the beach open?
The beach is open daily from 7 am – 11 pm.
Is there parking?
Yes, there is parking at the beach. During the peak summer months, on weekends and holidays, there is a $20 parking fee.
If the parking is full, what are the recommended alternatives?
If the lot is full, visitors can park at the Belleville Street parking lot (111 Belleville Street).
Is there a visitor’s fee for the beach?
Are there washrooms?
What amenities are available at the beach?
The beach offers washrooms, change rooms, showers, picnic tables, parking, designated barrier-free parking, and a boat launch.
Is barbecuing permitted?
Is it safe to swim in the channel?
No. Boats use the channel to access the lake. In addition, water currents in the channel may make swimming unsafe.
Is there a family restaurant nearby?
The County’s official tourism website offers a list of restaurants in Prince Edward County.
Are dogs allowed on the beach? Can my dog be off-leash?
Dogs are permitted as long as they are under control by their owners. Your dog is not permitted to be off-leash.
Is alcohol permitted?
Is overnight camping permitted?
No. The beach closes at 11 pm.
What options are available nearby for parking RVs or camping?
The County’s official tourism website offers a listing of campgrounds in Prince Edward County.
Does the beach ever close during the summer? Who closes it and how is the closure communicated?
The municipality may close the beach for safety reasons or when it reaches capacity. During the peak summer months, the beach closes regularly when it is at capacity. Follow the County on Twitter and Facebook for beach closure notices.
Hastings Prince Edward Public Health tests the water at the beach from the middle of May until the end of August. Beach postings occur when water is contaminated with bacteria that are potentially harmful to the health of swimmers. A beach may also be posted because of floating debris, oil, scum, or excessive weed/algae growth.
For current beach information, call HPEPH’s automated beach info-line at 613.966.5500 or 1-800-267-2803, ext. 652.