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11 Ontario Beaches That Feel Like A Tropical Vacation In The Caribbean

Your next vacay is a staycay! 🏖️

Are you craving a vacation? There's no need to grab your passport — these tropical Ontario beaches feel like a trip to the Caribbean.

Only a short drive from your home, you can find breathtaking azure water and soft golden sand. You might be surprised to discover our home province has the longest freshwater beach as well as an outdoor oasis with palm trees.

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Here are all the locations you'll want to want to see for yourself at least once.

Singing Sands Beach

Price: $7.90

Address: Singing Sands Interpretive Trail, Tobermory, ON

Why You Need To Go: This beach has it all, wildflowers, a boardwalk, dunes, and a long stretch of turquoise water.

Sunset Beach

Price: Free

Address: 1 Lombardy Ave., St. Catharines, ON

Why You Need To Go: This secret gem has a 365-metres-long beach on Lake Ontario where you can relax in the sunshine.

Sauble Beach

Price: Free

Address: 1 Shore Rd. S., Sauble Beach, ON

Why You Need To Go: It is the second-longest freshwater beach in the world, with 7 kilometres of golden sand.

North Beach

Price: $10.84 per vehicle

Address: 440 North Beach Rd., Consecon, ON

Why You Need To Go: There are two long stretches of beach on Lake Ontario for you to discover.

Wasaga Beach

Price: $10.84 per vehicle

Address: 123 Beach Dr., Wasaga Beach, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you are looking for a sandy shoreline as far as the eye can see, head here. Wasaga Beach is the longest freshwater beach in the world, and the glistening blue water is breathtaking.

Canatara Beach

Price: Free

Address: 1200 Lake Chipican Dr., Sarnia, ON

Why You Need To Go: You'll feel like you are in the Maldives as you sunbathe next to the azure waves.

Grand Bend Beach

Price: Free

Address: 90 Main St. W., Grand Bend, ON

Why You Need To Go: The water here is such a bright turquoise that it's hard to believe the colour is natural.

Port Stanley Beach

Price: $4+ for parking

Address: Port Stanley Beach, Port Stanley, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can chill under palm trees at this stunning beach town that is the perfect weekend road trip.

Southampton Main Beach

Price: Free

Address: 1 High St., Southampton, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you are searching for somewhere to swim with crystal clear water, this 4-kilometre long beach is it.

Burley Beach

Price: $10.84 per vehicle

Address: 9526 Lakeshore Rd. RR#2, Grand Bend, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can spend the afternoon hiking and then cool off in the aqua water.

Sandbanks

Price: $10.84 per vehicle

Address: 3004 County Rd. 12 RR#1, Picton, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can spend the day alternating between the three sandy beaches.

Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.