Ontario's Southwest offers many different great beaches throughout our region on the shores of Lake Erie and Lake Huron, and we want everyone to be able to enjoy them! Listed below are beaches that offer accessibility mats. These beach mats are portable, non-slip mats which are placed along beaches to allow for easier movement with walkers, wheelchairs, or strollers.
Canatara Park Beach
This sandy beach is located in the heart of Sarnia and is one of the 27 Canadian Blue Flag beaches, due to its commitment for strict water quality and safety criteria. Canatara Park beach stretches nearly a kilometer along the shores of Lake Huron and has a ton of attractions in the surrounding area. Get the down low about Canatara Park here!
Grand Bend is known in Canada to be an awesome beach town; that reputation is well earned. Not only it is one of Canada's official blue flag beaches, but there are also a ton of things to do right on the beach! Soak up the sun at the main beach, and then take a short stroll to the Dairy Dip & Pizza Place for an awesome selection of ice creams!
Adventure to Erieau beach and experience some of the warmest water Lake Erie has to offer. Erieau has some of this regions best fishing and is in a unique location on a peninsula. Don't forget to stop at Bayside Brewing Co for some mouth-watering wood fired pizzas! Want to know what else is by the beach? Click here to find out!
Hit up the ultimate Ontario resort town of Port Dover! This beautiful beach has a scenic pier, a shallow sandy beach, and even palm trees! After spending the day relaxing on the beach, check out The Beach House Restaurant for some delicious food, as you look out to the water.
Check out Port Stanley`s main beach and soak up the sun while relaxing on the sandy beach of Lake Erie's north shore. You`ll never want to leave as you explore the charming boutiques on the streets, the appetizing culinary treats at the many dining establishments, and the uniqueness this little town has to offer. Discover more around Port Stanley!
Home to a 40 kilometre sandpit, Long Point is a unique, must-see beach with warm water temperatures! Find out more things to do in the area by clicking here. Fun fact: Long Point is recognized as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
Planned a trip to the beach, but the weather just didn't want to cooperate? Want to try something new? Don't fret! Listed below are other accessible businesses.
Head to London, Ontario, and discover The Factory, Canada's largest indoor adventure park. There are many accessible attractions featured in the park such as virtual reality, escape rooms, and an arcade! It is also equipped with a wheelchair accessible ramp, elevators, and food area, making The Factory a great place to spend a rainy summer day.
Leaping Deer Farm Adventure Farm
Travel just outside of Ingersoll to Leaping Deer Farm Adventure Farm. This attraction is fully accessible, from the corn maze to their accessible wagon rides (they had a special wagon built, just so they could offer this). They even customize visits for anyone with accessibility needs to make sure the visitor’s day is special. Be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth while you're there, and check out the bakery.
Don`t let the rain keep you away from a day in the water! Head to Ontario Southwest’s only all-indoor water park, Adventure Bay. This park features five giant waterslides, a FlowRider, wave pool, lazy river, and more! The best part is that they have an Access 2 Entertainment Program that allows more opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in activities with a support person. Find out more about the program here!