Best Beaches Near Barrie, Ontario

Best Beaches Near Barrie, Ontario

Best Beaches Near Barrie, Ontario

When the sun is out and the days are pleasant, there is no better place to escape than the beach. Whether you plan a quick weekend getaway for some beachside fun or take a few more days and make a relaxing week of it, Ontario has some of the best beaches in and near it. Every beach is unique. Some are known for their crystal clear waters and white, soft sand. Others are hidden gems, surrounded by forests or tucked into coves. The best beaches near Barrie, Ontario, await your visit!

Wasaga Beach 

Wasaga Beach is one of the best beaches in Ontario. The beach has the title of the longest freshwater beach in the world. The waters are warm and shallow, perfect for families wanting to paddle and play along the water's edge. The soft sand and mild waters make it a popular place to relax and take it easy.

The beach is divided into eight sections. Sections one and two are hemmed in by a boardwalk and in town. These sections are popular with restaurants, treats and a range of services within walking distance of the beach. 

Sections three to eight are more secluded and perfect for soaking in peaceful nature. The first six sections are accessible from the main road. The remaining two sections are located off the River Road East.

If you are looking for dog-friendly beaches in Ontario, section three is the place to be! The section allows dogs on the beach and playing in the waves. 

Lake Simcoe Beaches

You will find some of the best beaches in Ontario besides the glistening waters of Lake Simcoe. The golden sand beaches and warm, clear waters make it ideal for lounging, swimming and taking it easy with the family. 

Centennial Beach

Centennial Beach is known for its soft sand and various water fun. Paddleboard, kayak and canoe through the waters, play a volleyball game or watch as your kids explore the spacious playground. The area has many shady spots and places to picnic.

Johnson's Beach

Johnson's Beach is perfect for exploring the downtown area of Barrie. The private little beach is ideal for reflective time and strolls along the shores. Remember your camera!

Minet's Point Park

Minet's Point Park is a pebbled beach, so remember your sandals! This picturesque beach is famous for windsurfing, sunset views and a convenient playground for little ones.

Woodbine Beach

Just over an hour or so away from Barrie lies one of Tornoto's most popular beaches, known by many as The Beaches. Woodbine Beach is bustling with activities and fun. The curving beach is soft and sandy, with lifeguards on duty during peak season.

The beach ends in a broad boardwalk with benches, the perfect place to take a stroll and stop and take in the sights and sounds. The path also leads to another famous beach, Kew/Balmy Beach

Southampton Beach

If you are up for a bit of a trek from Barrie, then visiting one of the best beaches in Southern Ontario — Southampton Beach in Bruce County — should be added to your itinerary. The quiet beach at Lake Huron has a relaxing vibe, 4 kilometers (2.4 miles) of soft sand and slightly rocky waters, so remember your water shoes. Enjoy views of the lighthouse and take a stroll along the boardwalk.

Start Your Beach Adventure and Book Your Stay

Barrie KOA Holiday is the perfect place to stay when you are craving a beach adventure. The campground is a short distance from Ontario's best beaches and has superb amenities and recreational fun

Relax, unwind and take it easy at one of the RV Sites, Camp Sites, Deluxe Cabins or Camping Cabins. Get started and book your stay.

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