Beaches

Find your best beach.

 

What’s your definition of a perfect day at the beach? Sinking your toes into sand so picture perfect that it’s been certified as some of the world’s best? Having fun with the family? Discovering a truly one-of-a-kind landscape? Riding the waves? However you define a water-filled day of fun, there are endless options in Ontario’s Southwest.

PLEASE NOTE: Contact each location to check for availability. Each beach page in this section has a contact link to check for status. We’re preparing for your visit using Ontario’s most up to date COVID-19 guidelines and ask all travellers to do the same before they set out on their trip. LEARN MORE HERE.

Explore Beaches

Canatara Park

The sandy beach located within Sarnia’s Canatara Park stretches nearly a kilometer along the shore of Lake Huron near the mouth of the St. Clair River.

Colchester Beach

Located on Lake Erie's north shore, this beach is sure to be a hit for the whole family.

Erieau

Erieau boasts some of the warmest waters on Lake Erie as well as some of the region’s best fishing. It’s a cool little village on a peninsula.

Fish Point

Fish Point Nature Reserve, on the southwestern tip of Pelee Island, is a 110-hectare Provincial Nature Reserve that’s home to an excellent sand spit…

Grand Bend

Grand Bend has earned a reputation as one of Canada’s best beach towns. Just how great is it? 

Long Point

Long Point Provincial Park is home to a 40-kilometre-long sandspit. The natural landscape is so unique it’s been recognized as a UNESCO World Biosphere…

Pinery

Pinery Provincial Park boasts 10 kilometres of sandy beach on the shores of mighty Lake Huron and National Geographic has described this area as having the…

Point Pelee

Point Pelee offers 20 kilometers of smooth sand on the west and east sides of the peninsula. Best of all, you'll be on the southernmost beach of mainland…

Port Burwell

Port Burwell is often referred to as the jewel of Lake Erie’s north shore, and with it's Blue Flag certification for water quality and…

Port Dover

Walk the beach in Port Dover and you’ll feel like you’ve arrived in the ultimate Ontario resort town. 

Port Glasgow

Located on the north shores of Lake Erie, Port Glasgow is a hidden gem that’s just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of larger beaches to…

Port Stanley

Port Stanley's Main Beach is a long beach with one of the finest stretches of sandy beach on Lake Erie's north shore.

Rock Point

In addition to a lovely one-kilometer sand and pebble beach, budding paleontologists will love searching for exposed fossils in the ancient coral reef…

Rondeau

Ontario’s second-oldest provincial park has 11 kilometers of sandy beaches and boasts excellent hiking, fishing, boating, biking, rollerblading and…

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