Ontario is filled with countless beaches, from the Great Lakes to the not-so-great-lakes. From swimming to boating and even scuba diving, there are so many ways to enjoy Ontario’s beaches! There are many beautiful beaches where you can enjoy a wonderful afternoon, but some of them are particularly nice! Check out these top Ontario beaches for your next day by the water.


1. Sandbanks Dunes Beach. Head to West Lake for a day on one of Ontario’s best beaches! This beach features a whopping eight kilometres of sand. You’ll be sure to have space to yourself and plenty of room to spread out! Beach volleyball, anyone? One of the best parts about this beach is that it is free. You can walk right up and spend your day however you want, whether you enjoy swimming, picnicking or just sunning on the sand.

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2. Indian Head Cove Beach. Bruce Peninsula is one of Ontario’s best places to snap photos for your Instagram feed. The water here is a beautiful greenish blue and the rocky coastline adds a wild rustic charm to the area. There are plenty of fun things to do here, from cliff jumping to cave exploring. You can even take your scuba gear into the lake to search out the many shipwrecks at the bottom! This beach is also free, which makes Indian Head Cove Beach an awesome warm-weather budget activity.

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3. Wasaga Beach. The Georgian Bay is a favourite beach destination, and for good reason. The water is shallow and warm, so you can be safe and comfortable swimming in the water. Entry to this beach is also free, so you can splurge on some ice cream at the boardwalk. This beach also holds a world record, by the way. It’s the longest freshwater beach in the world! Make use of every inch of the beach when you visit—long walks and long swims are always in order.

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4. Pinery Beach. Immerse yourself in the quietude of nature when you visit Pinery Beach. You’ll find yourself sandwiched by a beautiful forest to the back and the endless waters of Lake Huron to the front. There’s no better place to be! This is a great location to come with the whole family, pets included. The water here is great for kayaking or boating, while the forested area features nature trails to explore. This park does have an $11 fee, but it’s well worth it for the experience.

If you’re planning a vacation to any of these wonderful beaches, be sure your accommodations are as nice as your trip! CanadaStays offers wonderful vacation rentals all over Ontario, so you can find the perfect vacation home or cottage for your beach trip. Check out vacation rental listings on the CanadaStays website! We have something for every taste and budget.


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