August is closer than over and with that so is the last month of summer! Now is the time to get out and explore, do some water sports, head to the beach and take it easy. While there are a few local spots you can do this, why not make a trip out of it and hang out at a gorgeous beach up north?
Simcoe County isn’t too far of a trek and has some stunning beaches, lucky for you we’ve put together a list of the best ones! Check them out below.
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It’s all clear skies, crystal waters and sandy beaches at Johnson’s. This spot is friendly to all, and has a North Shore trail close by. Why not go for a swim and dry off during a lovely stroll? Life guards on duty and washrooms open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
Not only is Centennial beach beautiful, there’s a ton to do in the area! Paddle boarding, kayaking, and canoeing are just a few of many options. This spot includes a playground for kids of all ages, a beach volleyball court, and shady areas perfect for picnics. Life guards patrol the area during the day.
Wasaga beach has breath taking views and lots to keep you busy. Although it may have a reputation for being a party spot, the town has a lot of relaxing aspects with it’s long sandy beaches, winding canoe routes, footpaths and cycle trails which cross through Wasaga Beach Provincial park – home to all kinds of wildlife.
Couchiching Beach Park is 14.5-acres with sandy beaches and a dock. It also hosts a Rotary Train which runs on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The waterfront is also home to French’s Hot Dog Stand which has been there for over 90 years. Beach, trains, hot dogs – what more do you need?
Wilkins is a small, sandy and natural beach next to Hewitt’s Creek, with Wilkins Walk Trail just steps away. This spot is truly perfect for a quiet evening with stunning views of the sunset. Relax on the beach or take a stroll through the gardens, the day is yours!
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