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
Visitors from around the world are drawn by the 14 km long pristine beach, sparkling waters, dramatic sand dune system and the acres of parklands and trails available for walking and cycling. 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 Beach is a Blue Flag Beach and is located on Hwy #26 right across the road from the historic Craigleith Heritage Depot and Visitor Centre. There is a sand beach and entry is a mix of sand and stone. Visitors can rent kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and
windsurfers here. Northwinds Beach is a great launching point for local excursions to the Mary Ward shipwreck 4km offshore. 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.
Christie Beach offers one of the best sand beaches on this part of Georgian Bay and is located at the end of Christie Beach Road, off Highway 26 west of Thornbury.
Council Beach is also along Hwy. #26 across from Grey Road #40.
CRAIGLEITH PROVINCIAL PARK
The Georgian Bay shoreline at Craigleith Provincial Park offers some great fossil specimens 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 350 serviced sites.
PEASMARSH NATURE RESERVE
Peasmarch Nature Reserve and Beach has a wetland natural aream trout fishing at the mouth of Indian Brook and both sandy and stony beaches.
Access to Bayview Park is via Hwy. #26 east of Thornbury, to Elgin Street, to Bay Street.
LITTLE RIVER BEACH PARK
Little River Beach Park is a Blue Flag Beach near the Thornbury Harbour, one of the prettiest harbours on Georgian Bay. The Beach is a mix of rock pebble and sand and runs adjacent to the Thornbury Pier.
Check out our newest beach at Delphi Point, just past Wards Road. The beach is a flat rock shale beach, with beautiful views backwards to the Mountain. Entry requires water shoes with mid to large size stones and rocks.
MEMORIAL PARK, MEAFORD
More than 2000 ft of sandy beach with beachside camping available, alongside Georgian Bay. 30 full serviced sites and 100 water and hydro serviced sites are open for camping May 1 – Oct. 30 every year. The 34 km Georgian Trail runs right through the Park.
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
One of the most beautiful waterfront areas 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 huge 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 stunning waterfront park allows for easy access to Collingwood’s 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, Arboretum and numerous lookouts. The Collingwood Arboretum is a botanical park complete with historical records of deciduous trees, shrubs and plants. The entrances are located off First Street, Hickory Street or Cedar Street.