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Beat the heat on the shores of Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay

Walk barefoot in the sand at one of the many pristine beaches in Simcoe County. Build sandcastles, read a book, or fly a kite. There is nothing like fresh air and a little vitamin d to feed the soul. Bring the family, stay the weekend, You won’t regret it.

Please note: there are no lifeguards on duty at our public beaches. So please swim safely, We highly recommend downloading the Swim Guide App to check the water quality, as it can change frequently due to weather and other conditions. Water levels can also be affected due to weather conditions. Parking is available at the above beaches; however, a fee or permit may be required, so please check with the municipality before arriving. We like to keep our beaches clean and beautiful, so please take only pictures and leave only footprints.

Visit for a list of Provincial Parks in Simcoe County.

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Home to the Largest Freshwater Beach in the World


Wasaga Beach is home to the World’s Largest Freshwater Beach and one of Ontario’s most unique coastal dune ecosystems. More than 14 kilometers of white sandy coastline welcome millions of visitors from around the world every year. Visitors can expect to enjoy the pristine natural landscape and panoramic views of South Georgian Bay.

Wasaga Beach is great for sun soaking, volleyball and swimming but is also home to unique hiking and biking trails which allow visitors to explore the inland beach area as well. Wasaga is home to incredible and endangered species reliant on the coastal dunes.

Beach 1 is where the beach begins. It is located at the mouth of the Nottawasaga River where Wasaga earned its name. The area has a rich indigenous history and had a significant role in the War of 1812. Today, Beach 1 is Wasaga’s Entertainment District which includes a fresh selection of beach bars, restaurants and shopping.

Other sections of the beach offer new experiences for families and are accessible. These beaches are just a stone’s throw from an excellent selection of accommodations, activities and dining options which cater to a wide range of preferences and all served with exceptional small town Ontario charm.

Beaches Activity Experiences

Bluewater Beach

Waubaushene Beach

Woodland Beach

Washago Centennial Beach

Tyndale Park Beach

Tottenham Cons. Beach

Simcoe County Guide Map


Prefer a paper copy? Email with your mailing address and we will send you a copy,​ at no cost.

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