Click your way to sun and fun with our easy-to-use cheat sheets

Canadian summers are just too short to not enjoy a few days at the beach. If you’re unsure which sandy shoreline will suit you best, choosing your best beach and creating an unforgettable summer escape has never been easier.

Home to Lake Huron, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair and the Grand River, you're never far from the water's edge in Ontario's Southwest. Our clean water, soft sandy shorelines and friendly communities make us the natural choice when it’s time to hit the beach. The toughest part can be choosing between so many amazing beaches.

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We’re here to help with that. We’ve taken 14 of Ontario’s best beaches and put them through the ringer, asking all the questions that can make or break a vacation, like:

  • Why should you go there?
  • Who will love it?
  • What interesting excursions are nearby?
  • Where should you eat?
  • Where should you stay?
  • How can you save on local lodging and dining?
  • When are the best local festivals and events?

Everything we learned has been consolidated into easy-to-follow tip sheets that will allow you to click your way to your best beach vacation yet. Start planning now!

Looking for a Lake Erie beach vacation? Choose from the best-bet beaches below.

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  • Port Burwell Provincial Park has 2.5 kilometres of clean, sandy beach as well as hiking trails, a Cold War-era  submarine, a marine museum and a beautiful lighthouse. Find out everything you need to know to plan a Port Burwell beach vacation.
  • Port Stanley’s Main Beach has one of the finest stretches of sandy beach on Lake Erie’s north shore and is one of only 26 beaches in Canada to have earned Blue Flag status for its commitment to strict water quality and safety standards. Find out everything you need to know to plan a Port Stanley beach vacation.
  • Port Glasgow’s small, sandy beach is a great choice if you’re looking for a beautiful destination without a lot of hustle and bustle. It’s just recently earned a Blue Flag designation for its commitment to strict water quality and safety standards.  Find out everything you need to know to plan a Port Glasgow beach vacation.
  • Rondeau Provincial Park has 11 kilometres of sandy beaches and excellent hiking, fishing, boating and birding. Find out everything you need to know to plan a Rondeau beach vacation.
  • Erieau is a cool little village that boasts some of the warmest waters on Lake Erie and great fishing. Find out everything you need to know to plan an Erieau beach vacation.
  • Point Pelee National Park has 20 kilometres of smooth sand that stretches out into the lake on a long peninsula. Find out everything you need to know to plan a Point Pelee beach vacation.

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Looking for a Lake Huron beach vacation? Choose from the best-bet beaches below:

  • Canatara Park Beach is an urban beach in the heart of Sarnia that has plenty of kid-friendly activities and is close to any conveniences you might require. It’s also one of only 26 in Canada to have earned official Blue Flag status for its commitment to strict water quality and safety criteria. Find out everything you need to know to plan a Canatara beach vacation.

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  • Grand Bend has earned a reputation as one of Canada’s best beach towns. It’s also been designated a Blue Flag beach (one of only 26 in Canada) for its commitment to strict water quality and safety standards. Find out everything you need to know to plan a Grand Bend beach vacation.

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