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Best Beaches in Ontario To Visit in 2024

Best Beaches in Ontario To Visit in 2024

Ontario is our home. We have camped, hiked, biked, and road-tripped the entire province. As travel bloggers, you would think we’d be living in one of the digital nomad hot spots like Mexico or Thailand, but Ontario will always be our forever home. We are close to the Great Lakes, provincial parks, iconic places like Niagara Falls and the CN Tower, and, of course, amazing beaches. Canadians love the summer season; it’s cottage season, when we get out on the water to enjoy the long, hot days. Ontario beaches will surprise you with their soft white sand, warm water (in some places), and beautiful scenery. So, if you are planning a weekend getaway, here are some of the best beaches in Ontario to plan your vacation.

Best Ontario Beaches

Ontario’s freshwater beaches are awesome No worries about sharks or jellyfish here! With sand dunes and sand bars, clear waters, and sandy shores, visiting a beach area near you is one of the best things to do in Ontario in summer.

1. The Beaches – Toronto

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My grandmother used to live directly on Kew Beach. Her backyard was Kew Gardens, and when we used to visit, we went skating on the outdoor rink in the winter and played in the sand in the summer. I wish we bought that house when she finally moved into a condo! Anyway, I digress.

Toronto has absolutely beautiful beaches. There is an entire neighborhood in the city called “The Beaches.” Woodbine Beach and Kew Beach are two popular beaches connected by a long stretch of soft sand. Woodbine Beach is the best beach and gateway to Toronto’s beaches, which stretch 3 km along Lake Ontario.

There are several volleyball courts, so you can join a game or choose a beach volleyball court of your own. It has a bathing pavilion, showers, and foot wash stations, and even Donald D. Summerville Outdoor Olympic Pool, complete with 5 to 10-meter diving platforms. You can walk all the way through Kew Beach to Silver Kew Beach along the boardwalk or ride you bike along the Mark Goodman Trail.

If you are visiting Toronto in the summertime, make your way out to The Beaches for a day. There’s plenty of dining, art galleries, boutique shopping and even nightlife. It’s also home to the Beaches Jazz Festival for the month of July.

Where to stay near the beaches

There aren’t many hotel choices near the Beaches, but they are easily accessed by streetcar from downtown. If you want a waterfront feel, the Westin Harbour Castle is a great choice.

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