Douglass Beach

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August 18, 2014: Please note that Douglass Beach is now closed for swimming for the season. See you next year!

Located not more than a stone’s throw from the heart of Knowlton village, Douglass Beach offers safe swimming, a picnic area with lovely views out over the water as well a canteen, a beach volleyball court and walking paths.

Please note that dogs are not allowed at Douglass Beach.

Opening Dates 
June 21 to August 17, 2014

Lifeguard Schedule
10 am to 6 pm, seven days a week

Red Cross Swimming Lessons for Children

Passes for Residents of Town of Brome Lake

A parking pass for Douglass Beach for residents of Lac-Brome is available from the Centre Lac-Brome or Town Hall. The pass is valid for 2013-2015. Maximum of 2 passes per household.

Cost: $ 4 for 2014-2015

Daily Parking Rates
$10 for cars ($6 after 3 pm)
$15 ($10 after 3 pm) for cars with trailers or for recreational vehicles

Click here for the most recent water quality results for Douglass Beach (listed as Plage municipal du lac Brome (Douglass))

Every summer season, the water at Douglass Beach is evaluated by Quebec’s environment ministry (the Ministère du développement durable, de l’environnement et des parcs). The objective is to ensure that bathers have information about the quality of the water, and can enjoy the Lake with complete peace of mind. A rating of A, B, C, or D is awarded, based on an analysis of the bacterial quality of the water.

Results are posted at the beach and the Town Hall throughout the summer.

Additional Links:

Blue-green algae

Renaissance Lac-Brome

Small Boat Launch

It is not possible to launch boats from Douglass Beach.There is a ramp for small boats (kayaks, canoes, windsurfers) at Tiffany Park.

Tiffany Park is located on Lakeside Rd, between Foster and Knowlton. Parking is free and there is a picnic and rest area.

Motorboat Drivers
Motorboat drivers are now required to carry proof of competency at all times. Find out more

Safe Boating on Brome Lake
There is more information about regulations and safe navigation on the Town website. Find out more

Douglass Beach is located at 213 Lakeside Rd.

From Montreal or Sherbrooke: Take exit 90 off Autoroute 10. Follow Route 243 (Lakeside Rd) south towards Lac-Brome. Douglass Beach will be on your right.

From Knowlton village centre: Take Lakeside Rd. north for about 2 minutes. Douglass Beach is on your left.
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