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13 Breathtaking Beaches You Wouldn’t Believe Are In Ontario

Don't forget your sunscreen. The beaches in Ontario are world-class — the best of the best for surf, sand, and sun.

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1. The Grotto, Bruce Peninsula National Park

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The Grotto is a large cave on the shore of Georgian Bay that the waves eroded over the years, creating the perfect swimming hole. You'll feel like you're in the Caribbean with these crystal blue waters.

2. Wasaga Beach, Simcoe County

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The world’s longest freshwater beach, Wasaga is the ideal summer party beach with long stretches of smooth sand to stroll along.

3. Sandbanks, Prince Edward County

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Some of the finest coastal sand dune systems in all of Ontario can be found here! With plenty of water sports, Sandbanks is the perfect summer destination.

4. Grand Bend Beach, Lake Huron

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Grand Bend Beach has some 30 miles of sandy beach for visitors to enjoy. But the fun doesn't stop when the sun goes down! The nightlife is bumping, with tons of great restaurant and clubs.

5. The Beach, Toronto

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The Beach in Toronto is perfect for a long walk down the boardwalk or a dip in Lake Ontario. Plus, it's a close walk to Queen Street for a bite to eat or some casual window shopping.

6. Sauble Beach, Lake Huron

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Enjoy the summer sunshine on the second longest freshwater beach in the world. Sauble has an 11-kilometre-long white, sandy beach!

8. Agawa Bay, Lake Superior

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Agawa Bay is the perfect site for a summer camping trip. The scenic 3-kilometre beach spans from the campground straight to the Agawa River.

9. Lion’s Head Beach, Bruce Peninsula

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This serene port was named for its resemblance to a lion's head when viewed from Georgian Bay. Take in the surreal sunsets over the turquoise blue waters.

10. Sugar Beach, Toronto

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The adorable pink umbrellas at Sugar Beach make for the perfect photo op. This beach is ideal for city dwellers who want to enjoy the sunshine while taking in the amazing Toronto skyline.

12. Pancake Bay, Lake Superior

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This pancake-shaped bay has shallow, sandy waters to swim in. For a panoramic view of Lake Superior, hike up to the Edmund Fitzgerald lookout.

13. Long Point, Lake Erie

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This stunning sandy peninsula on Lake Erie spans about 40 kilometres and has some of the most incredible sand dunes and sand spit formations in the Great Lakes. It was designated a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1986.

There's no better place to beach this summer than in Ontario.

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