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Ontario Beach Towns You Have To Visit Before The Summer Is Over

Before the cold comes back and saddens us all.

Okay, so Canada isn’t known for its white sandy beaches and warm weather, but we’ve still got some good stuff going on, don't you think? We’ve got public pools, hidden quarries and swimming holes, and even a couple of beach towns. Yeah, you heard me — we’ve got some awesome beach towns y'all.

Now they may not be the kind that you’d see in Nicholas Sparks movies or during a dreamy date on The Bachelor, but they’re more than good enough. From Northern Ontario to the south, beach towns are scattered all across our awesome province. That means it’s time to explore these swimming holes while you still have the chance.

Grand Bend

There’s something about Grand Bend that just makes you never want to leave. I think it’s because of that stupidly, unbelievably, crystal clear blue water. Is it normal to be this jealous of water?

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Picton

A small town of about 5,000 people, Picton is located in Prince Edward County about three hours east of Toronto. It’s also home to Sandbanks Beach, which just sounds nice.

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Manitoulin Island

A Canadian island in Lake Huron, the beach at Manitoulin Island is surrounded by that nice, fresh scent of trees and the blue water that encircles them.

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Sauble Beach

Sauble Beach is seriously the perfect Ontario vacation. It even has a sign that welcomes you to Sauble, because you already know that people who get tons of sun might end up needing directions later on.

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Port Stanley

Port Stanley is located in Ontario’s southwest, on the north shore of Lake Erie and at the mouth of Kettle Creek. Facts aside, this place is beautiful. I mean, I’d probably end up moving here.

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Long Point

I spent my entire childhood camping in Long Point, and other than that one time I got a fishbone stuck in my foot (and I mean stuck) this place has given me nothing but good memories.

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Port Dover

Port Dover obviously has a beach and all, but you can also make an even day out of your visit by exploring the small shops and restaurants located near the waterfront.

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Wasaga Beach

Not just the place to party after graduating from high school, Wasaga Beach is a Southern Ontario town where people also live, relax at the beach, and go to church. To be fair, it’s a good place to party, too.

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Tiny Township

Quaint and classic, Tiny Township. Honestly, it’s not that tiny, but it's not that big either. Located in south-central Ontario, the township is about a two-hour drive from Toronto.

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Bayfield

Bayfield is a small community in Bluewater, so you just know the beach here has, you know - blue water. That and that good ole’ golden sand that makes you temporarily sad we live in a place where summer eventually has to end.

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Crystal Beach

A community of around 10,000 people within Fort Erie, Crystal Beach is located on the shores of — you guessed it Lake Erie.

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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 and obey any local laws.