Charlotte Town Beach closed because of cyanobacteria blooms

Charlotte Town Beach manager Jennifer Lawson released a notice on social media that the Charlotte Town Beach was closed as of Tuesday afternoon, July 2.

Her post said that “portions of the lake along the shoreline of the beach are now closed for swimming, wading and recreating.”

The closure is because of cyanobacteria blooms in the area, and it will remained closed until further notice which may have come as soon as Wednesday.

“For your health and others please know that cyanobacteria blooms release toxins as they decompose that can be hazardous to your health and your young ones,” Lawson said in her post.

Although dogs are not allowed at Charlotte Town Beach, dog owners should be aware that dogs can become quite ill from swimming and drinking where there are cyanobacteria blooms. In some instances, it can even be fatal.

Lawson also noted that the beach still offers many other activities, including a frisbee golf course, tennis and pickleball courts, a playground and shady areas to barbecue. All of those activities are still open.