I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but we're basically mid-way through our warm-weather season. Our beach-day window is slowly closing, and we can't let these summer days pass us by without laying in the sand as much as possible! Finding a nice, comfortable beach to go to can be challenging, especially when everyone's trying to get their tan on. Take a trip to this Ontario beach town with the nicest hidden beach, and enjoy every last moment of your summer.

The beautiful Erieau beach is located on Lake Erie in the Chatham-Kent region of Ontario. Approximately a 3-hour drive from Toronto, this charming beach is the perfect destination for your next road trip. Get your friends, sunscreen, and fun playlist, and head out of the city for the day.

The beach boasts the warmest waters of Lake Erie, and once you're in, you won't want to leave. Situated on a narrow strip of land, the tiny peninsula town is a wonderful escape from the bustling city and an interesting place to explore. The soft-sand beach will have you drifting away to paradise as you lay back and relax, listening to the waves.

The stretching, white sandy shores end with a miniature lighthouse surrounded by blue waters. Once you've finished relaxing in the sand, you can enjoy a walk down to the lighthouse and pier, or a game of beach volleyball. There is also boat and watersport equipment available to rent if you're looking for more adventure!

Just steps from the beach, you'll find charming ice cream shops and a microbrewer to complete your perfect day in the sun. There are also several restaurants which to check out, and trying the seafood is highly recommended. 

The beach has several campgrounds located within an hour's drive if you're looking for a weekend getaway. In an effort to make the area more accessible for wheelchairs and strollers, you'll find mats around the beach for easier travel. Get a group together and enjoy the peaceful oasis this sandy beach has to offer!

Erieau Beach

Price: Free

Address: Erieau, ON N0P 1N0

Why you need to go: Make the most out of your summer by enjoying this beautiful beach getaway on the warm waters of Lake Erie.