With sunshine and warm temperatures just around the corner you might have a beach getaway on your mind! With Great Lakes come great beaches, making summer in Ontario the ultimate swimming season. It’s the perfect time to explore a new swimming hole or return to your favourite beach. We asked you where the best beaches in Ontario are, and here’s what you told us:
Sandbanks Provincial Park – Lake Ontario, Ontario
Submitted by Joanne T, Carmen C and Sumit G.
A favourite for good reason! Giant dunes and golden beaches form one of the largest baymouth sandbars in the world. Sandbanks is the perfect place to soak up some sun, then cool off with a refreshing dip in Lake Ontario.
Photo by elinee
Sauble Beach – Lake Huron, Ontario
Submitted by Alvin V, Riki D and Debbie K.
Where can you find miles of beautiful, clean beach? Sauble Beach, on the shores of Lake Huron is a vacationers’ paradise. The beach side town is charming too, relatively untouched for the past 50 years.
Photo by sunpreet28
Old Woman Bay – Lake Superior, Ontario
Submitted by Adam L.
Found on the rugged Lake Superior Coastline, Old Woman Bay in one of Ontario’s best kept secrets. As Adam L. told us it’s a “A sparkling and picturesque gem hidden along the panoramic vistas of Northern Ontario’s Hwy. 17”
Photo by gtrgeorge
Bonnechere Provincial Park – Ontario
Submitted by Anna M.
The sandy shores in Bonnechere are perfect for sandcastles! There is a rich tradition of community on this beach – according to archaeological evidence, visitors have been landing on the beach at Bonnechere for thousands of years.
Photo by bonnecherepark
Port Stanley – Lake Erie, Ontario
Submitted by Brenda G, Annick T, and Sean D.
The soft sands of Lake Eerie won many of you over. As Brenda G. told us “I was married on the shores of Lake Erie and spent many high school days on those shores!” Sean D. recommended Port Stanley as his pick for best beach.
Katherine’s Cove – Lake Superior, Ontario
Submitted by Ontario’s Algoma County
Looking for a beach perfect for little ones? Located on Lake Superior, the shallow waters and fine sand beach make Katherine Cove area especially appealing to childern and families.
Photo by katemorgan
Where do you find all these special beaches? Here’s your guide for checking out these beaches this summer:
What is your favourite Ontario beach?