Five area beaches are on the “not recommended” list for swimming after samples taken from the water showed high E. Coli levels.

Cedar Island, Colchester, Mettawas, West Belle River and Sandpoint Beaches all have signed posted reminding people to stay out of the water.

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit samples water quality at beaches on Monday's throughout the summer, but ask people to use their own judgement on the weekend as beaches previously cleared for swimming can present high E. Coli levels by later in the week depending on the temperature, weather and wave activity.

According to the health unit, Cedar Beach, Seacliff Beach and Point Pelee's north west beach are all safe for swimming.

Holiday Beach also remains closed due to unsafe shoreline conditions from high water levels