No need to book a plane ticket in order to get a taste of Hawaii. This gorgeous beach in Ontario will transport you to the tropics this summer. With soft white sand and shimmering blue waters, you'll want to say aloha to this place. Float the day away at Ontario's Sunset Beach for a little summer vacation.

UPDATE: In a motion that was passed on Monday, Niagara residents will be the only ones who are able to access Sunset Beach as of July 18.  

EARLIER: While Ontario is known for its rocky shores and rugged landscapes, it also boasts some hidden tropical gems.

You can hold off on spending all your money on a southern getaway. Just hop in your car and zoom off to this beach instead!

Located in St. Catharines, Sunset Beach is about an hour-and-a-half drive from Toronto. 

Its stretching white sand shores and clear blue water make it the ideal place to spend a summer day.

The beach boasts 365 metres of sandy shoreline for you to explore. It is also an amazing place to catch a sunset, which isn't surprising given its name.

You can bask in the soft sand, splash in the crystal waters, and enjoy a picnic as you drink in the views.

There are also lots of bars and charming boutiques in the surrounding area to explore.

The beach has free admission, making it much cheaper than a Hawaiian vacay.

Currently, the beach closes at 9 p.m. every evening due to safety concerns and in order to prevent crowding.

This isn't the province's only tropical getaway. 

You can adventure to these spots that will whisk you away to the Caribbean.

Port Dover Beach even has palm trees and glowing string lights to complete that tropical feel.

Sandbanks Provincial Park is another must-go summer spot. The beach boasts 12 kilometres of dreamy white sand dunes.

Forget the plane ticket and take a trip to Sunset Beach this summer for an exotic getaway.

Sunset Beach

Price: Free

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

Why You Need To Go: Enjoy white sand beaches and crystal clear waters at this spot.


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.


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