The month of August is finally heating up and we're ready to have some fun at the best Ontario beaches!
Cobourg Beach on Lake Ontario is a beautiful white sandy beach in the town of Cobourg. Just over an hour from Toronto, this beach has something for everyone. Get more out of your day when you rent a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard then experience the lake in new way when you try floating yoga.
Jack Darling Beach in Mississauga is a quiet beach on Lake Ontario with an amazing view of the Toronto skyline! There is recreational park adjacent featuring picnic tables, washrooms, tennis courts, and a splash pad. A perfect escape from the busy city, this beach is never crowded like its neighbour Lakeside Promenade Park.
Grand Bend Main Beach on Lake Huron is a top-rated beach with strict water quality testing. An hour and a half from the Waterloo Region, this beach is famous for its soft sand dunes and awesome watersports including parasailing and wakeboarding. Lifeguards are on duty and there is a playground with a splash pad next to the beach.
Lakeview Park East Beach in Oshawa is a long sandy waterfront on Lake Ontario about an hour from Toronto. A great beach to relax on, Lakeview Park is lifeguard supervised and has something for everyone. There are four beach volleyball courts, picnic areas, playgrounds, walking trails, and plenty of greenspace to enjoy.
Long Point Beach on Lake Erie is a beautiful 185-metre-long sandy beach with warm water that is perfect for kids! A great vacation spot, Long Point Provincial Park in Port Rowan is only about 30 minutes from Tillsonburg and features a campsite, biking paths, watersports, and fishing.
Before you head out for a day of sun and sand, consider making a list of items to pack and take care to follow beach safety tips!
Ontario has some amazing beaches but keep in mind, some charge a small fee to visit. Ontario Parks have different fees for vehicles and walk-ins. Many parks also offer camping with fees that include beach use, camp site, and comfort stations with showers and flush toilets.