Summer is the perfect time to soak up the sun, but unless you want to look like a lobster all season, it's a good idea to spend some time in the shade too. If you're planning a long beach day, you can visit these spots with tons of leafy trees to relax under. Ontario's shaded beaches have sandy shores full of trees to cool off beneath.

No need to pack extra sunscreen or beach umbrellas when visiting these spots.

Ontario has several tree-filled beaches that offer both sunny shoreline and shaded areas. 

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Whether you're paler than Edward Cullen or want to enjoy the beach for hours without turning into a tomato, these places are great spots to visit.

Big Sandy Bay is a hidden island oasis near Kingston. You can hop on board a ferry and trek off to this secluded paradise for the coolest summer adventure.

You don't need to visit the tropics for vast sandy beaches. Sandbanks Provincial Park is full of dreamy dunes littered with trees for cover.

It's also worth visiting some of these swimming spots with stunning blue water in the province this summer. You'll feel like you've hopped on a plane and sped off to a resort.

Pack your favourite book and blanket and get ready to spend all day long at these shaded beach paradises.

Blue Lake Provincial Park

Price: Prices vary

Address: 1722 ON-647, Vermilion Bay, ON

Why You Need To Go: This park is home to a long stretch of sandy beach lined with lush trees to relax under.

Big Sandy Bay

Price: $8 + per adult

When: May - September

Address: Big Sandy Bay, Frontenac Islands, ON

Why You Need To Go: Hop on board a ferry and take a journey to this hidden bay with sandy shores and leafy trees.

Halfway Lake Provincial Park

Price: Prices vary

Address: Old Cartier Rd., Levack, ON

Why You Need To Go: No need to fear sunburns at this beach. There are lots of cool places to relax along the shoreline, as well as lush trails to explore after swimming.

Petawawa Point

Price: Free

Address: Petawawa Point, Petawawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Enjoy sandy shores, volleyball courts, picnic tables, and more at this shady beach.

Sandbanks Provincial Park

Price: Prices vary

Address: 3004 County Rd. 12, Picton, ON

Why You Need To Go: Not only can you relax in the sand beneath trees, you can also experience the world's largest bay mouth barrier sand dune formations at this summer paradise.

Pancake Bay Provincial Park

Price: Prices vary

Address: 12729 Hwy 17N, Batchawana Bay, ON

Why You Need To Go: Known for its stunning beaches and towering lookout point, you can escape the sun at this shaded spot.

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.