T'is the season for beach days, and you can find some beautiful white sand shores around Toronto. These beaches make for tropical day trips, and you can enjoy swimming, sunshine, and more.
From dune-filled shores to beaches with real palm trees, you can spend your summer days like you're on vacation.
Price: Prices vary
Address: 1 Jenetta St., Wasaga Beach, ON
Why You Need To Go: Boasting 14 kilometres of white sand shores, this is the longest freshwater beach in the world, and you can spend the day like you're in another land.
Port Dover Beach
Address: Port Dover, ON
Why You Need To Go: If you're craving a taste of the tropics, then this beach is the place to be. The area comes with real palm trees, so you'll feel like you've jetted off to Florida.
Sand Hill Park
Price: $12 per adult
Address: 930 Lakeshore Rd., Port Burwell, ON
Why You Need To Go: This natural wonder features 350-foot sand mountains that will have you forgetting you're in Ontario. This year, you can take in the scenery from the new viewing platform.
Price: $5+ admission
Address: 4155 Erie Rd., Crystal Beach, ON
Why You Need To Go: Bay Beach, also known as Crystal Beach, has clear water, white sandy shores, and activities like water sports and picnics. Day passes are required and can be purchased at the entrance.
Sandbanks Provincial Park
Price: Prices vary
Address: 3004 County Rd. 12, Picton, ON
Why You Need To Go: Rolling white sand dunes await at this stunning provincial park, which is home to the world’s largest baymouth barrier dune formation. You can swim at the three natural beaches and take in the views.
Address: Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: You don't have to leave the city to enjoy some white sand. Sugar Beach is a picturesque spot to relax under a pink umbrella and soak up water views.
Price: $5 parking per hour
Address: 750 D'Arcy St., Cobourg, ON
Why You Need To Go: You can lounge on clean sand shores and go for a dip in the water at this beach, which makes for a dreamy summer day trip.
Before you get going, check out our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.