10 Ontario Beaches for Your Summer Bucket List
Nothing satisfies the summer soul like a day at the beach and with less than a month until summer ends you better not waste anymore time! Here is a list of some of the most premium spots to rest, relax and soak up the rays – and the best part is there is no need to head south. Ontario is home to some of the world’s most beautiful sandy beaches.
Located in Georgian Bay, Wasaga Beach is not only well known in Ontario, it is listed as one of the best beaches nationwide. This beach really does have something for everyone. Beaches 1 and 2 are known by the livelier crowd. Not interested in the beach party? For a quieter more relaxing lie-on-the beach family day, Wasaga offers areas with more shallow waters just east and west of the main beaches.
Positioned in Prince Edward County, this little slice of paradise has three beautiful sandy beaches to choose from. The Outlet, Sandbanks, and the Dunes all are ideal for family swimming, and offer some of the largest beaches in all of Ontario. The conditions are great for windsurfing and sailing too. New this year, visitors can take a shuttle to nearby Picton, Wellington or Bloomfield, do a little shopping and then catch the ride back to the beach!
A white sandy beach located within walking distance to one of the prettiest towns in Ontario. Nearby you will find Victoria Park with a play area for the kids and a perfect picnic spot for the family.
Makes for a nice secluded more private beach experience. Nestled on the east coast of Pelee Island , this little beauty offers warm water on the sandy beaches and fantastic view of the sunsets.
Located in Lambton, Grand Bend offers a huge beach with a very active nightlife. The South beach is popular with the more playful crowd where there are lots of bars and restaurants. The North Beach is quieter and better suited for the family outing.
Long Point Beach
Situated in Norfolk is an ideal destination for the family beach day. Warm water, shallow beaches and soft pretty dunes make for a beautiful, relaxing day at the beach.
Another beach in Georgian Bay, and Sauble Beach really has something for everyone. Besides the beautiful golden sandy beach, there is a playground and amusement park for the little kids, and NASCAR racing, go-karts and nightlife for the not-so-little kids!
Singing Sands Beach
Located in the Bruce Peninsula boasts waters that appear tropical! The clear shallow waters make for great swimming and diving, and this area has all levels of hiking available too.
The Pinery Beach (Huron)
This beach is best known for its freshwater (and protected!) dunes. Breathtakingly beautiful, if you are not relaxing on the beach, you are likely taking photos. National Geographic rates the sunsets here as the “Top 10 Best in the World”.
The Toronto Beaches
A true gem in the middle of this metropolis. Woodbine, located in the ‘Beaches’ district of the city proper, is huge, with loads of sports going on. Bluffers is nestled at the foot of the Scarborough Bluffs, a nice break away from the city while being easily accessible. Finally, take the ferry to Toronto Island and prepare for a full day of beaches, family fun and the Centreville Amusement Park… Oh and before we forget, Toronto’s ‘clothing optional’ beach is right around the corner at Hanlan’s Point. Kids close your eyes and fellas you better hope the water is not too cold!
For summer in Ontario, life really is a beach. Don’t forget your sunblock!