With the last long weekend of the summer upon us, five area beaches are listed as 'unsafe for swimming' according to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit.

They are Cedar Island Beach, Colchester Beach, Point Pelee West Beach, Sandpoint  And West Belle River Beach.

The health unit says though the beaches are not closed, swimmers do so at their own risk as testing has found higher-than-acceptable levels of e-coli bacteria. 

All other local beaches are list as safe for swimming.