It’s summer, and although you may be swamped by work, family obligations, and just have no time for an extended trip, it would be plain sad if you’ll not treat yourself to a fun weekend beach getaway that’s only a short drive (just within 2 hours!) away from Oakville. We’ve compiled 10 of the most amazing nearby beaches for you to explore below!
How’s 30 kilometres of beautiful beaches lining the Lake Huron Shote? Enjoy that and more at Grand Bend! Think Florida and Wasaga vibe with a party twist. That’s what a weekend at Grand Bend is like.
A fine-grain sand beach on Nottawasaga Bay, Wasaga beach features a prime beach family destination with shallow waters and a host of B&Bs, motels, and campgrounds for everyone to enjoy!
If you’re on a budget, then Sandbanks is the destination for you. You can simply reserve your spot on the provincial campground around the beach area, bring your camping gear, and have fun camping at night and frolicking on the beach by day. Sandbanks is also just a short distance away from the vineyards of Prince Edward County.
Turkey point features a shallow beach that’s not as busy as Grand Bend or Wasaga, so great if you love to swim. A variety of accommodations can also be found around the area.
Sauble Beach gives you one of the world’s longest freshwater beaches. The beach is like a slightly quieter version of vibrant Grand Bend plus there is a nearby racetrack as well. Reasonably-priced resorts and hotels are also around the Sauble Beach area.
July is the best month to visit Cobourg Beach, as the waters have considerably warmed up by mid-July. If you happen to drop by around Canada Day long weekend, you’ll get to see the beach transform into a Coney Island-like place. Most of the time though, this beach is a lot more subdued compared to the other beaches on our list.
A big sandy beach on a harbor town on Lake Erie, Port Stanley is one of the earliest-to-warm-up beaches on our list. The waters are swim-ready by mid-June and families flock to the B&B around the area.
Dusk at Port Elgin is said to be otherworldly, and the nearby MacGregor Point Provincial Park offers an amazing camp site for those who love the outdoors. This rugged beach beauty is for the nature lover in you!
Rent a cottage or stay at the Provincial Park, Long Point is for the explorer at heart. Because of the huge area, the place isn’t as overpopulated as other beaches on our list. Decent B&B options are also available in the nearby little town, Port Dover.
The Toronto Islands
The beaches at the south end of the Toronto Islands feel like you’ve flown a long way off from the hustle and bustle of the city although it is just a short ferry trip away. If you want to spend the whole weekend here, Algonquin Island has some B&Bs you might want to check out.
With its premier location that’s close to anything your heart may desire, there’s no doubt Toronto harbours a lot of beautiful neighbourhoods you will want to live in at. In Toronto, all you need is a weekend and an overnight bag for a beach summer escape that you’ll surely love!
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