It's beach season, and Ontario has so many beautiful places to spend a day.

You can discover some hidden gems across the province, including spots with towering cliffs and crystal waters that will sweep you away to another world.

Old Woman Bay

Price: Free weekday admission until September 2, 2021

When: May 7 - October 24, 2021

Address: Old Woman Bay, Algoma, ON

Why You Need To Go: The name may not sound particularly magical, but this spot is truly stunning to see. Located in Lake Superior Provincial Park, the sandy beach is surrounded by cliffs and sparkling water.

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Big Sandy Bay

Price: $10 per adult

When: Opening date to be announced

Address: Big Sandy Bay, Frontenac Islands, ON

Why You Need To Go: A true hidden gem, Big Sandy Bay is a ferry ride away from Kingston on Wolfe Island. You can take a bike ride and a trail to this secret beach, which boasts beautiful sandy shores.

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Darlington Provincial Park

Price: Free weekday admission until September 2, 2021

Address: 1600 Darlington Park Rd., Bowmanville, ON

Why You Need To Go: Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, this park boasts a sprawling sandy beach where you can soak up some sun.

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Georgian Bay Islands National Park

Price: $5.90 per adult

When: May 15 - October 12

Address: 2611 Honey Harbour Rd., Honey Harbour, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can take a dip in several places at this park, including Cedar Spring Campground and Sandpiper. As the beaches feature rock outcrops and shells, protective footwear is advised.

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Little Cove

Price: Free

Address: 237 Little Cove Rd., Tobermory, ON

Why You Need To Go: This secret cove is straight out of the Caribbean, and you can bask in clear, turquoise waters.

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Foy Provincial Park

Price: Free weekday admission until September 2, 2021

Address: Red Rock Rd., Killaloe, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can feel soft, fine sand between your toes at this secluded beach, which is surrounded by lush forests.

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