Beaches

Life is a beach no matter what the season and the fall is a wonderful time to explore the beaches of BruceGreySimcoe!  Temperatures permitting, you may still be able to dip your toes in the water and plop your seat in the sand to relax and unwind.

Family-style Beaches

Lively and exciting Wasaga Beach and Sauble Beach quiet down a fair bit in the fall, creating a totally different beach experience.  In addition, BruceGreySimcoe has many beaches just right for a fall visit with the family, friends or some time on your own. 
 
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. 
 
Station Beach in Kincardine is sandy with small pebbles rimming the shoreline. Fall is surfing season as Lake Huron ramps up so keep an eye out for those adventurous water jockeys.  On a warm fall day, its shallow grade into the water makes it a great place to swim for all ages.  Other shoreline retreats in Kincardine and area include MacPherson Park (also known as Tiny Tot Park), the scenic Point Clark Beach
 
The beaches of Port Elgin and Southampton are pretty tranquil during the off season, with boardwalks to stroll and shorelines to explore.
 
Beach lover’s heaven continues at Northwinds Beach, Craigleith.  Board and kite surfers, kayakers and SUP paddlers love this beach.  
 
Barrie’s waterfront on Kempenfelt Bay, Lake Simcoe is just minutes from Highway 400. Explore and play along the seven kilometres of beach and waterfront areas including Heritage Park and Centennial Beach, Johnson's Beach, Tyndale Beach Park, and Minet's Point Beach.  
 
Spend some time on Orillia’s pretty waterfront, with its shoreline walkway, sandy beaches and playgrounds. Bring your bike to cycle the trails along the water and harbour.  
 

Beaches Less Travelled

Looking for an out-of-the-way beach to explore in BruceGreySimcoe? Many of these beaches dot the shoreline along Georgian Bay and Lake Huron.  Most don’t offer full amenities and some don’t have washrooms, but if you’re looking for a quiet place to get away from it all, we may have just what you’re looking for….
 
The Bruce Peninsula is a treasure trove of sandy beaches on the Lake Huron shoreline and limestone beaches on the Georgian Bay side. Pack a lunch, jump in the car and start beach hopping!   Red Bay, Hope Bay, Sandy Beach and Lion’s Head are just a few of the beaches waiting to be discovered.
 
Awenda Provincial Park, northwest of Penetanguishene, is dotted with sand-and-boulder beaches and sparkling clear water. If it’s serenity you’re after, head for Beach Four.  Be prepared, though, as amenities are limited at this section of the beach.
 
It must be good if the locals go!  Sunset Point Park in Collingwood is one of those places.  With a rock beach, washrooms, picnic areas, a snack bar, campground and biking and walking paths along the shoreline, it offers the perfect vantage point to watch windsurfers or take in the breathtaking sunset.
 
Meaford’s Memorial Park has more than 2,000 feet of sandy beach to stroll along, loll on or play on.   And, if you’re visiting Wasaga Beach and looking for some quiet down time, keep Wasaga in mind as things quiet down a bit in the fall 
 
Just south of Port Elgin, Shipley Beach is sandy and quiet, great for communing with both family and nature.  Parking is limited here so consider biking or walking in.
 
Looking for a beach you can hang out with your pooch?  Some of the beaches in South Georgian Bay are dog friendly!
 

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