Ontario’s Best Beaches

We can help you find a perfect beach to forget about summer’s hottest temperatures and humidity.

Ontario beaches can be sandy or rocky, all of them are some of the finest fresh water shorelines of the world.

Choose from public beaches with beach camping in parks or private beach resorts.

Beaches are a fabulous spot for summer sports such as beach volleyball, SUP boarding, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, fishing, boating, water skiing and beach walking. If there is one thing we stress, please be safe and wear your life jacket or pfd when out on the water.


Flip Flop iconFeatured Ontario Beach Destinations

Discover some of Ontario’s best beaches and start planning your getaway on the water.

Algonquin Highlands | Blue Mountain Village | Haliburton HighlandsMidland | MuskokaOntario’s Highlands | Ontario’s Lake Country | Ottawa Valley


Ontario Beach Blue Flag Designations

2018 is the 14th year for Blue Flag designations.  Clean beaches and clean water makes for great family vacation fun. According to Blue Flag reports over the past few years Ontario has some of the best beaches, and many of those fresh water beaches are rated as Blue Flag Beaches.


sunbather iconResort Beach Getaways

Plan your next getaway on one of the pristine lakeside beaches of Ontario’s finest resorts.


Algonquin Area

Barrie & Area

Georgian Bay Area

Grey County

Haliburton Highlands

Kawartha Lakes

Lake Simcoe












Northern Ontario

Northumberland County

Ontario’s Lake Country

Ottawa Valley

South Eastern Ontario





Looking for a Summer getaway package?  Check out our July, August & September Getaway pages.

Public Beaches

Algonquin Area


Durham Region

  • Brock Beaverton North Beach
  • Beaverton South Beach
  • Thorah Centennial Park
  • Lakeview Beach West
  • Scugog Kinsmen Beach
  • Uxbridge Elgin Pond

Bruce County

  • Bruce County Beaches
  • Sauble Beach
  • Red Bay
  • Singing Sands
  • Lion’s Head
  • Oliphant Beach
  • Red Bay Beach
  • Wiarton Beach
  • Kincardine Station Beach
  • Inverhuron Beach
  • Boiler Beach
  • Bruce Beach
  • Lorne Beach
  • Lurgan Beach

Georgian Bay

Haliburton Highlands

  • Twelve Mile Beach
  • Bissett Beach
  • Horseshoe Lake
  • Forsters Beach
  • Rotary Park Minden
  • Haliburton Beaches Photo Gallery

Huron County

  • Amberley Beach
  • Port Albert Beach
  • Goderich Main Beach
  • St. Christopher’s Beach
  • Black’s Point Road Beach
  • Bayfield Main Beach
  • Bayfield South Beach
  • Stanley Township Sideroad #10 beach
  • Grand Bend Beach

Huntsville, Muskoka

Lake of Bays

Lake Ontario Beaches (north of Toronto)

Lake Simcoe Beaches


Muskoka Ontario Beaches

National Parks with Beaches

North Bay

Ottawa Area Beaches

Ontario’s Lake Country

Oxtongue Lake

Owen Sound/Meaford/Thornbury/Craigleith

  • Beach across the road from Owen Sound Golf Course
  • Kelso Beach (Owen Sound)
  • Hibou (Owen Sound area)
  • Ainslie Woods (Owen Sound area)
  • Meaford Beach
  • Christie Beach (Meaford area)
  • Little River Beach (Thornbury)
  • County Beach (Thornbury)
  • Northwinds Beach (Craighleith)

Parry Sound

Sault Ste. Marie



Wasaga Beach

West Nipissing

  • West Nipissing -Duschesnay Falls
  • Callander Bay -Nestled along the south-eastern shores of Lake Nipissing
  • Sturgeon Falls -On the West end of Nipissing, a bit East of Sudbury

York Region

  • Georgina Balfour Beach
  • Georgina Claredon Beach
  • Georgina De La Salle Beach
  • Georgina Franklin Beach
  • Georgina Holmes Point
  • Georgina Island Grove
  • Georgina Jackson’s Point Beach
  • Georgina Keswick Beach (Church St.)
  • Georgina North Gwillimbury Park
  • Georgina Paradise/Willow Beach
  • Georgina Parkwood Crescent Beach(South Keswick – Glenwoods)
  • Georgina Penninsula Motel
  • Georgina Port Bolster Beach
  • King Recreation Island at Seneca College
  • Whitchurch-Stouffville Shadow Lake
  • Whitchurch-Stouffville Cedar Beach(Musselman’s Lake)
  • Willow Beach Dock


Ontario Beaches Image Galleries

See the beach before you visit.

Algonquin | Barrie | Georgian Bay | Georgian Bay Tiny Beaches | Haliburton | Midland & Balm Beach | Orillia | Penetanguishene

Beach Tips & Checklist

Round-Lake-BeachEquipment and beach gear needed for the perfect beach family vacation getaway:

  • Beach chair
  • Beach toys (pail, shovel)
  • Beach towel or blanket
  • Beach sun umbrella
  • Beach ball or Volleyball
  • Sunscreen
  • Hats
  • Beverages including water
  • Snacks / Picnic
  • Reusable food containers (if bringing food)
  • Sun glasses
  • Good books and Magazine
  • Garbage bag, do not leave anything on the beach

The above beaches in Ontario are only a small selection of the many beaches available.  To consider more beach locations check the Ontario Lakes, Rivers and Streams which combines the names of lakes with towns and cities.

Ontario Beach Winter Wonderlands

Breaking waves and ice formation offer up photographic opportunities on beaches during a Canadian winter.  Many beaches offer nice flat walking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing for beginners.  Waterfowl migrations during late fall and early winter can be a birders best season sightings along Ontario shorelines waterfronts.