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The secret is out! Ontario has some amazing beaches. With over 250,000 fresh water lakes, this shouldn’t come as a surprise but because some of Ontario’s most impressive beaches are in parks and conservation areas, they are a little less known. Discover wild, rocky beaches, popular urban spots or warm sandy stretches, perfect for picnicking, swimming or just kicking-back to relax. Feel confident about the water quality and safety standards.
Bring your camera, our sunsets are spectacular.
Blue Flag is a world-renowned eco-certification for clean and accessible beaches that meet high safety standards. Look to these for your family beach days.
Ontario's parks are renowned for thick forests and sparkling freshwater lakes, but you may be surprised how many feature gorgeous sandy beaches. Look for beach fun when you're booking your summer camping trip this year at Ontario Parks.
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 fourteen 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. Ontario Parks has rolled out a program designed to make beaches more accessible.
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. Round out your day at Broderick’s Ice Cream, a 50’s style parlour that serves over 30 flavours.
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 boasts eleven kilometres of long, white, sandy beach.
Enjoy a walk on the beach and take in the sunset at Grand Bend Beach. Guests at Oakwood Resort have private access to a portion of Grand Bend! Walk on white, soft sand or the long boardwalk, while the kids kick it up at the Sandcastle Festival at Cobourg Beach or visit the second oldest operating lighthouse in Ontario at the end of the long stretch of beach in Presqu'ile Provinical Park in Brighton. Soak up the sun in the heart of the Bruce Peninsula at Black Creek Provincial Park, Singing Sands Beach or Lion’s Head Beach. Southampton Beach is a white sand beach peppered with enchanting sand dunes, famous for its Chantry Island Lighthouse tours, located one kilometre offshore.
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.