Our soft, sandy beaches with clear, glistening Lake Huron waters are only outdone by our famous, breathtaking sunsets. Of the 17 Blue Flag beaches in Ontario, we claim two! Blue Flag designation (www.blueflag.org) means a beach has met strict international guidelines for water quality, including specific amenities such as washrooms and accessibility.
Grand Bend’s Main Beach (Main Street): Blue Flag Beach features lifeguards, washrooms, concession stand, elevator accessible observation deck, accessible splash pad and playground equipment, boardwalk and gazebo.
Bayfield’s Main Beach: Blue Flag Beach within walking distance of Bayfield’s Main Street and pier. Washrooms and parking close by.
Port Blake Conservation Area Beach (Grand Bend): Located just south of the Highway 21 and County Road 83 intersection. Features baseball diamond, washrooms, toilets, play area, shelter and picnic tables. Day pass required.
Pinery Provincial Park: Nine beaches available featuring various washroom amenities, change-room buildings, picnic areas and dog-friendly beach. Nature and bike trails. Day pass required.
Ipperwash Beach: Access off of West Ipperwash Road, Ipperwash Road and Army Camp Road. Enjoy shallow waters, public washrooms and nearby picnic areas.
St. Joseph’s Beach: St. Joseph is located at the intersection of Highway 21 and County Road 84. Turn onto Bissonette Avenue, left onto Demers Street and right onto Campbell Avenue – the small public beach area is accessed from Campbell Avenue.