Put away your passports, because it turns out you don’t need to drop a bunch of cash or even board a plane to enjoy a tropical vacay this summer. With a touch of imagination, Ontario’s Bluewater Beach will transport you to the shores of Mexico in no time. And it lives up to its name.

Located in the township of Tiny, Ont., this hidden gem is full of near-white sand and a charming stretch of wooden boardwalk for you to explore. 

Seriously, you’ll feel like you’ve discovered a little piece of paradise here.

Along the 70 km. shoreline in Tiny, you’ll actually find five beaches.

These are Woodland Beach, Jackson Park, Balm Beach, Lafontaine Beach Park, and, of course, the beautiful Bluewater Beach.

If you’re really craving adventure, you could hop from beach to beach, pretending each one is a new tropical destination.

So if you’re looking for a summer that’s nothing but flip-flops and tan lines, this might just be the perfect location.

At the time of writing, these beaches have a number of guidelines and restrictions in place for public safety.

So be sure to check the township website for updates before you head out.

Now grab the SPF and your BFF and let’s get beachy!

The province is packed with dreamy destinations that will make you feel like you’re in the Caribbean without blowing your budget. 

But this hidden oasis is less than a two-hour drive from Toronto, so you could easily make a day trip out of it.

Which is perfect for all those times when you just need a break from city life.

Past visitors have raved about how crystal clear the water is at Bluewater Beach while others were quick to note the absence of litter. 

At the time of writing, public washrooms at the beach remain closed.

However, there will be portable washrooms on-site for beachgoers. Phew!

At Bluewater, the water stays blue, so if you need that tropical vacay vibe, now you know where to find it.

Bluewater Beach

Price: Free

Address: Tiny, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can live your best staycation life at this hidden beach paradise in Ontario this summer. 

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.