Public Safety Advisory – Olcott Beach – Closed for Season

Niagara County Department of Health has issued a beach advisory at Olcott Beach located in Olcott, New York.  In agreement with the Town of Newfane, this Department will not sample the beach anymore this year, closing the beach for the season.

Recent surveillance sampling conducted on 9/1/2021, by the Niagara County Department of Health at Olcott Beach in Olcott, New York has determined that the water is not suitable for swimming because of unsatisfactory bacteriological water quality. Unusually heavy wave action likely contributed to the poor water quality. 

The Niagara County Department of Health will not be sampling for water quality for swimming at Olcott Beach for the remainder of 2021, as the beach is closing for the season as agreed with the Town of Newfane.

Additional information is posted on the Niagara County Department of Health website at   If you have additional questions or concerns regarding bathing beach water quality, please contact David Drust, PE, Principal Public Health Engineer at 716-439-7451.