Life is a beach and no more so than in BruceGreySimcoe!  Dip your toes in the water and plop your seat in the sand for an amazing beach experience. Make it an even better experience by taking the time to plan and book ahead and enjoy a beach vacation of a few days or longer. Late spring and early fall are also awesome times to beach it as things are a bit quieter than during the height of the summer season.

Family-style Beaches

Lively and exciting Wasaga Beach and Sauble Beach cater to families as well as teens, adults and seniors.  For a quieter, more low-key beach experience, BruceGreySimcoe has many beaches just right for family time by the water!
The Georgian Bay coastline and Lake Huron shores vary in beach style, with Lake Huron beaches ranging from sandy to rocky while Georgian Bay features limestone ledges and Caribbean-blue water. Most beaches are unsupervised.  
Station Beach in Kincardine is sandy with small pebbles rimming the shoreline. Its shallow grade into the water makes it a great place to swim for all ages.  It's also a popular spot for surfers when conditions are right.

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Kincardine Beach Accessibility

The beaches of Port Elgin and Southampton range from lively to tranquil.  Families and teens that love activity and action can head to Port Elgin’s beach while those seeking a more restful locale will love Southampton’s quieter atmosphere.  

Port Elgin Beach Accessibility

Southampton Beach Accessibility

Beach lover’s heaven continues in South Georgian Bay at Northwinds Beach, Craigleith.  Board and kite surfers, kayakers and SUP paddlers love this beach, as do avid beach goers.  Between Meaford and Thornbury, Christie Beach is sandy and shallow, great for wee paddlers and splashers! 

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South Georgian Bay Beach Accessibility

Barrie’s waterfront on Kempenfelt Bay, Lake Simcoe is just minutes from Highway 400.  The city’s marina is the only designated Blue Flag marina on Lake Simcoe and just one of six designated harbours in Canada.  Explore and play along the seven kilometres of beach and waterfront areas including Centennial Beach, Johnson's Beach,  and Minet's Point Beach.  Both Centennial and Johnson’s beaches are supervised from the end of June to mid-August (note that lifeguards are not on duty when it rains).
Spend some time on Orillia’s pretty waterfront, with its shoreline walkway, sandy beaches, French’s Stand (a summer tradition since 1920), playgrounds and events.   

Orillia Waterfront Accessibility

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Looking for a beach you can hang out with your pooch?  Read the blog post, "Dog-friendly Destinations in BruceGreySimcoe" to find where you can visit with your best friend.

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