August 24, 2015: The swimming area at Douglass Beach is now CLOSED for the season. The park, picnic area and walking paths remain open, and there is no charge for parking.
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.
Swimming area is CLOSED until summer 2016
To be confirmed
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. Maximum of 2 passes per household.
Cost: $ 2 for 2015 season
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 municipale 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.
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 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.