Bemus Point Beach Now Closed

Bemus Point Beach has been added to the list of unsatisfactory beaches on Chautauqua Lake today.

Thursday, the Chautauqua County Health Department closed Chautauqua Institution’s four beaches, which joined Lakewood Village Beach, after high levels of blue-green algae were found in the water.

The water will be tested by the municipalities daily in hopes of reopening the beaches.

Mayville’s Lakeside Park is the only beach on Chautauqua Lake that remains open as of this morning.

Updated beach closure information can be found at