Beach days are a must in the summer but in Ontario the shorelines can get pretty crowded. If you’re looking for some peace and quiet while you lounge out in the sun then these are the spots for you. These are 6 hidden beaches in Ontario to enjoy on a sunny day.

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Horseshoe Beach 

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You’ll have to head north to visit Horseshoe Beach but it’s worth the trip.

Horse Shoe Beach is located in Pukaskwa National Park on the shore of Lake Superior. There an accessible boardwalk from Hattie Cove Campground leads you to this secluded, sandy beach!

Take in the stunning sunsets here or just enjoy lounging along the shore.

Where: ON-627, Heron Bay, ON

Willow Beach 

Willow Beach is one of the more secluded spots along Lake Simcoe.

Found in Willow Beach Conservation Area, the beach has picnic tables, toilets and privies, a playground and of course a sandy shoreline.

Where: 1506 Metro Rd N, Willow Beach, ON

Amberley Beach 

Located along the Lake Huron shoreline in the Township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh, between Kincardine and Goderich is Amberley Beach.

The beach is described as natural and secluded, a perfect place to perch up for the day.

This spot is pet-friendly and has washrooms, too!

Where: 33739 Zion Rd, Goderich, ON 

Presqu’ile Provincial Park Beach

Lounge at a beach in the Muskokas without all the crowds along the waterfront.

The 2.5 KM stretch of sandy beach is quiet, clean and ideal for families.

There are also 16 KM of trails and paths along the shorelines to enjoy.

Where: 328 Presqu’ile Parkway, Brighton, ON

Port Albert Beach 

Port Albert is a sandy beach located on the Lake Huron shoreline in the hamlet of Port Albert.

This cute family beach is just a short drive north of Goderich featuring white sand and a a calm environment.

Where: Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh, ON N7A 3X9

Christie Beach 

This friendly sand beach in Grey County has washrooms, change rooms, and a picnic area.

Christie Beach is on the quieter side when it comes to the area it’s in so enjoy the serenity while you sunbathe.

Where: End of Christie Beach Road, Thornbury ON

Which of these hidden beaches in Ontario are you visiting first?