Proposed Swim-Only Area at Erieau Beach

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent is inviting public comment on the potential implementation of a designated swim-only area at Erieau Beach. The purpose of a swim area is to separate swimmers from watercraft.

Members of the public may view project information and submit their comments at before 4:30 pm on Thursday, July 20, 2023. Submissions will inform future project decisions expected in the Fall of 2023.

A swim-only area is a clearly marked area using buoys, with or without a connecting rope. Watercraft, including windsurfing equipment and paddle boards, would not be permitted in this area.

Comments can include potential impacts on the public’s use of Erieau Beach, the size of the swim area and location, the type of infrastructure used, overall support or opposition, or other factors that should be considered by the Municipality.

The public beach at Erieau is a popular summer destination for Chatham-Kent residents and visitors. It is enjoyed by swimmers, boaters, and participants in other recreational activities.


Ian Clark
Manager - Parks, Recreation & Cemeteries
Municipality of Chatham-Kent