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.
Here is the schedule of the lifeguards for the Labour Day weekend:
Saturday, September 5: between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Sunday, September 6: between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Monday, September 7: swimming area closed.
Please note that dogs are not allowed at Douglass Beach.
Lifeguards will be on duty between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. until August 23rd. Thereafter, depending on the weather, they will be present on weekends until Labour Day.
Citizens can purchase the parking sticker at the Centre Lac-Brome (270 Victoria Street) between 8 a.m. and noon and 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., as well as at the Town Hall. Stickers purchased last year are still valid.
Cost: $4, valid for 2 years (2020 – 2021)
Daily Parking Rates
$10 per car ($6 after 3 pm)
$15 per car with a trailer or motor home ($10 after 3 p.m.)
$25 for a minibus or bus
Every summer season, the water at Douglass Beach is evaluated by Quebecs environment ministry (the Ministère du Développement durable, Environnement et Lutte contre les changements climatiques). 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.
It is not possible to launch boats from a trailer at Douglass Beach. You can, however, have access to the water with smaller boats such as kayaks, sculls ou a stand-up paddleboard.
There is a ramp for small boats 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.
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.