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Ontario has sandy beaches stretching as far as the eye can see, perfect for picnicking, swimming or just kicking-back to relax. Bring your camera, our sunsets are spectacular.
Blue Flag is a world-renowned eco-certification for clean and accessible beaches. Two new beaches receive the Blue Flag award in 2017, congratulations to Port Glasgow Beach and Victoria Beach in Cobourg.
Ontario's parks are renowned for thick forests and sparkling freshwater lakes, but you may be surprised how many feature gorgeous sandy beaches.
Awenda Provincial Park features several natural beaches on the Georgian Bay with a designated stretch designated for pets. Dive into the blue waters of lake Simcoe at Sibbald Provincial Park. Neys Provincial Park's spectacular two kilometre beach is situated on Ashburton Bay on Lake Superior. Windy Lake Provincial Park is one of the most popular beaches in the Sudbury area, while Pancake Bay Provincial Park boasts Caribbean blue water and over three kilometres of beautiful sand beach, the largest sand beach on Lake Superior. Beaches are located in each of the three park campgrounds and at the day-use areas at Lake Superior Provincial Park.
Pinery Provincial Park is a breathtakingly beautiful park with ten kilometres of sand beach on the shores of mighty Lake Huron. With 14 kilometres of sandy, safe shoreline, Wasaga Beach is the longest freshwater beaches in the world, and the first provincial park in Canada awarded the Blue Flag designation. Sandbanks Provincial Park has the world’s largest baymouth barrier dune formation and three expansive sandy beaches.
Combine sun, sand and skyline views at these great city beaches at Sugar Beach across from Redpath Sugar Refinery in Toronto's eastern East Bayfront. Located by the shore of Lake Ramsey in Sudbury, Bell Park's playgrounds and wide open spaces are a great place for kids to play. Enjoy sun, sand plus the convenience of a bustling, upscale urban neighbourhood at The Beach in Toronto. Walk on white, soft sand or the long boardwalk, while the kids kick it up at the and Sandcastle Festival at Cobourg Beach.
Take a trip to the quaint town of Port Stanley for a relaxing afternoon on one of the loveliest beaches along the north shore of Lake Erie. Some of the most popular and scenic beaches along the St. Lawrence River include Charlottenburgh Park Beach, Mille Roches Beach, Brown’s Bay Beach, Glengarry Beach, Woodlands Beach and Farran Park Beach. The second longest freshwater beach in the world, Sauble has an 11-km long white sand beach.
Enjoy a walk on the beach and take in the sunset at Grand Bend Beach, or soak up the sun in the heart of the rugged Bruce Peninsula at Lion’s Head Beach. Southampton Beach is a white sand beach peppered with enchanting sand dunes, famous for its Chantry Island Lighthouse tours, located 1-km offshore.