Beach season is almost upon us, if not already! So if you’re already planning a beach day this month, here’s a lesser-known spot that barely draws any crowds and is a perfect escape from the city. Plan your next trip to Ipperwash Beach.

This lovely sandy destination is located south of the popular Grand Bend, along the shores of Lake Huron,

According to Destination Ontario, this beach is a “peaceful place, from the serene and sandy lakeside to the friendly rental cottage communities in the area.”

Though surprising enough, it doesn’t draw a lot of crowds compared to other destinations nearby, so if you’re looking for something more relaxing, this is the place to be.

Ipperwash Beach is actually one of the longest freshwater beaches in all of Ontario. It has three separate entrances off West Ipperwash Road, Ipperwash Road, and Army Camp Road.

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It’s also known for its soft sand, and shallow water too. But there’s more to Ipperwash beach than just its shore.

Per Destination Ontario, it is home to hiking trails that extend in and around the sand dunes and former provincial park areas.

You read that right. This area was once known as Ipperwash Provincial Park, and can be explored via the Ipperwash Dunes and Swales Trail and the Lambton Shores Nature Trails.

“The history of the area, specifically the former Ipperwash Provincial Park, is an integral part of the picture. Visit the memorial for Dudley George at Stoney Point in Ipperwash and touch on the history of what is known as The Ipperwash Crisis, a major land dispute over Ipperwash Provincial Park in 1995,” shares Destination Ontario.

So if you’d love to learn more about Ipperwash Beach’s past and would love to soak up some sun, this is the place to be.

Ipperwash Beach

Where9837 County Road 3, Lambton Shores