Take a boat cruise on Georgian Bay or relax on our beaches. Whether you’re canoeing the tranquil waters of the Beaver River or conquering the mighty waves in Georgian Bay, our waters offers something for every level of boater and swimmer. Experience the beauty of South Georgian Bay's shorelines and waters.
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WASAGA BEACH PROVINCIAL PARK
No visit to the area is complete without a trip to Georgian Bay’s flagship beach: Wasaga Beach. The 14 kilometers of white sand make it the longest fresh water beach in the world. The beach is divided into six separate beach areas, all with parking and facilities. Beach Area 1, the main beach, is located smack-dab in the middle of the shopping and entertainment district. With a beachside boardwalk, trails, water sport rentals, bars, restaurants and shopping nearby, there is a seemly endless amount of ways to keep the whole family entertained in Wasaga Beach. More Info
Blue Mountains' Beaches
The Blue Mountains has a number of rock and sand beaches including Northwinds Beach, Christie Beach, Craigleith Provincial Park, Council Beach, Delphi Point, Little River Beach and Peasmarch Beach.
Northwinds is a very popular spot for both kite boarding and windsurfing, and in recent years, kayak, windsurfers and stand-up paddleboard rentals have been offered onsite. Northwinds is also a great launching point for local excursions to the Mary Ward shipwreck located 4 km offshore. Located by the Highway 26 stoplights in Craigleith, across from the historic Craigleith Heritage Depot, it is close by for Collingwood and Blue Mountain visitors. Great views east to the Nottawasaga Lighthouse.
LORA BAY BEACH
Located just past the roundabout at the Lora Bay Golf Course Clubhouse on Lora Bay Drive just west of Thornbury. This beach is located within a cove that provides great protection from Georgian Bay. The beach has plenty of greenspace as well as a sand beach.
Council Beach is a modest beach located along Hwy. #26 across from Grey Road #40.
Located west of Blue Mountain, Christie Beach can be found at the end of Christie Beach Road, off Highway 26 between Meaford and Thornbury. This popular beach features a sand entry into shallow water that is great for families with young children.
CRAIGLEITH PROVINCIAL PARK
The Georgian Bay shoreline at Craigleith Provincial Park offers some great ancient fossils for tracing. Bring some paper and a pencil and trace the lines of 450 million-year old fossils. This is the only Provincial Park in the region offering camping, with a total of 157 sites.
PEASMARSH NATURE RESERVE
Peasmarsh Beach is a peaceful little beach consisting of both sand and stone, located just east of Thornbury along Highway 26. A nature preserve, the area is a clean and safe environment for families and also a great spot for trout fishing at the mouth of Indian Brook. Conveniently, the Georgian Trail runs across it as well.
Bayview Park features green space, a covered picnic shelter and a kids’ playground. Located on the shores of Georgian Bay in Thornbury, it can be accessed via Highway 26 to Elgin Street.
LITTLE RIVER BEACH PARK
The Little River Beach Park fills up quickly when the weather is pleasant, and for good reason. It is easily one of the prettiest Harbours on Georgian Bay. The beach itself is a mix of both soft sand and rocky pebbles, with a few treed areas for those in need of shade. The nearby Thornbury pier is a popular diving spot for the daring. Even just watching the people jump in the cool Georgian Bay water is a blast.
Delphi Point, just past Wards Road off Highway 26 near Craigleith has a flat rock shale beach with beautiful views of Blue Mountain. Entry requires water shoes to walk on the mid to large size stones and rocks.
MEMORIAL PARK, MEAFORD
With more than 2000 ft of sandy beach, Memorial Park offers beachside camping alongside Georgian Bay. 30 full serviced sites and 100 hydro and water serviced sites are open for camping May 1st to October 30th annually. With free day use and no parking fees, Memorial Park is an ideal spot for a summer day of fun with the family. The picnic pavilion offers seating for larger gatherings and the snack bar serves up all sorts of frozen goodies.
Collingwood Beaches & Waterfront Parks
Collingwood has more than 50 kilometres of walking, hiking, and cycling trails on a variety of surfaces. Many of these trails are along our beautiful Georgian Bay waterfront, including some of the most stunning beaches and waterfront parks. Don’t miss Sunset Point, Millennium Overlook and Harbourlands Park.
HARBOURLANDS AND MILLENNIUM OVERLOOK PARK
An outstanding waterfront area in Collingwood and a favourite place for fishing, enjoy the rugged beauty of a once active shipping/grain storage area. The backdrop of the Collingwood Terminals, with its massive white columns, rises up from the once wasteland “spit area”, now a series of beautifully landscaped walkways and gardens with incredible views of The Nottawasaga Lighthouse and The Blue Mountains. Learn about Collingwood’s shipbuilding history on massive granite plinths throughout the park area.
HARBOURVIEW PARK AND ARBORETUM
This pristine waterfront park allows for easy access to Georgian Bay waterfront. The Boardwalk Trail takes you through the park’s tranquil wetlands, with views of the Collingwood Terminals and the Bay along the Georgian Trail, an Arboretum and numerous lookouts. The Collingwood Arboretum is a botanical park with several connecting trails and benches. The entrances are located off First Street, at Birch, Hickory or Cedar Streets.