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Best Beaches Near Toronto to Soak Up the Sun

Best Beaches Near Toronto to Soak Up the Sun

Ontario is home to some breathtaking beaches that you would never expect to see in Central Canada. Why not take the time this summer to travel to some of the best beaches and soak up some run and sink your toes into the sand?

Wasaga Beach

Located only 1.5 hours from Toronto on the tip of Georgian Bay, Wasaga Beach is a great beach if you want to leave the city without driving too far. Whether you’re looking for a quiet relaxing day in the sun or you’re looking to get rowdy with your friends, you will find what you’re looking for here! Wasaga Beach is segmented into areas, each boasting a very different vibe. Area 1 is the place to go if you’re looking to get rowdy, while area 5 is quiet and relaxing.

The Grotto

This is one of our favourite beaches, as it is unlike any other. If you’re willing to endure the long drive out of the city for this beach, you will NOT be disappointed. The grotto is a big cave located in Bruce Peninsula National Park. Over the years the waves eroded the land, creating this incredible swimming hole with crystal clear waters.

Grand Bend

You will fall in love with the large sandy beach area at Grand Bend beach. If you are the athletic type you get competitive in a game of volleyball at the beach’s public volleyball nets. Restaurants, boutiques, and clubs surround the beach, giving the area a fun beach vibe.

Elora Quarry

This small swimming hole is only 2 acres, but is well known for its 40 metre high cliffs, providing beautiful views. Many people come here to cliff jump of the 15 metre high cliffs for an exhilarating experience. If you’re not feeling so adventurous, you can catch some rays on the beach or swim in the quarry.

Cobourg Beach

Not only is this beach scenic, but it is fun and full of activities. They host sandcastle competitions, movie nights, volleyball games, and a waterfront festival.

With only a few weeks left in the summer, take advantage of the beautiful beach spots nearby Toronto and the GTA! Don’t forget sunscreen, beach towels, and snacks for the kids. 

Courtesy of City Gate Suites.