Euclid has several public and private beaches along the shore of Lake Erie. The public beaches offer passive recreation such as walking along the shore, quiet areas for reflective thought, and observing the beautiful sunsets over Lake Erie. Swimming and other forms of water contact are not permitted at public beaches by Section 947.13 of the Euclid Codified Ordinances.
Water quality along the lakeshore is usually good; however, the quality may be impaired after storms due to bacteria. Bacteria are washed in the lake from storm sewers, combined sewers, and the beaches themselves. This water quality impairment may last for 24 to 48 hours after storms due to high bacteria counts. To reduce bacterial pollution, Euclid has constructed facilities to treat the larger combined sewer overflows and has submitted a Long-Term Control Plan to EPA to bring the City into compliance with Ohio and US EPA regulations.
The following inks provide bacterial information
- CDC - Healthy Swimming
- Cuyahoge County Board of Health Bathing Beach Program
- Ohio Department of Health - Frequently Asked Questions about beach monitoring
- US EPA - Beache Information
Bacteria levels at many beaches are monitored by the Board of Health. Click on any of the following links to find the latest bacterial test data for the respective beach.
Closest Public Beaches that allow swimming:
- Villa Angela State Park (Cleveland)
- Wildwood State Park (Monitored from Villa Angela)
- Mentor Headlands State Park (Mentor) EAST WEST
Euclid Public Beaches (no swimming permitted):
- Euclid Parkside
- Sims Park
Private Beaches in Euclid: