You don’t need to book a trip to the Caribbean to enjoy white sand beaches or even to spot some palm trees. There are lovely beaches in Ontario that are just a short drive away from Toronto and they’re definitely worth a visit. So, this summer, pack your beach bags and head to one of these eight incredible beaches.
Port Dover Beach
If you want to feel like you’re in Florida, head to Port Dover beach. The beach has real palm trees straight from Florida, so you’ll be transported to the tropics.
Port Dover beach is located just two hours away from Toronto.
Grand Bend Beach
Grand Bend is definitely a popular beach town. Despite the crowds, it’s worth visiting for its blue waters and tons of nearby restaurants.
Grand Bend is three hours away from Toronto.
You don’t need a trip to the Caribbean to see a white sandy beach! There’s one right in Ontario and it’s called Sauble Beach.
The beach has 11 kilometers of beautiful white sandy shores and is located 3 hours north of Toronto,
Located just two hours away from Toronto, Wasaga Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Ontario. The beach town is located on Georgian Bay and offers views of the Niagara Escarpment.
Cobourg Beach is just over an hour away from Toronto. Since it’s so big, it’s a great beach to visit if you want to avoid crowds. There’s also a cool lighthouse and tons of volleyball courts to enjoy.
Long Point Beach
Located 2.5 hours away from Toronto is the beautiful Long Point Provincial Park, complete with its own sandy beach. You can also fish and go boating in the park.
The Sandbanks Provincial Park and Sandbanks beach have three beaches that some say are amongst the best in Ontario. Judge for yourself by driving 2.5 hours east of Toronto.
Although you can’t swim at Sugar Beach, it’s still a great spot to relax in the sand while enjoying views of Lake Ontario. And there are also those adorable pink umbrellas on the beach that you can snap some Insta-worthy pics with.