Canada is blessed with stunning scenery and natural wonders. And Ontario happens to be home to some of the best around. We may not have access to snow-capped mountains or ocean waves, but Ontario’s natural wonders are nothing short of spectacular. In fact, did you know that Sauble Beach and Wasaga Beach are the longest freshwater beaches in the world?
Let’s get into it!
Wasaga Beach spans 14 kilometres at the end of Ontario’s Georgian Bay, with views of the Niagara Escarpment.
Sauble Beach is a 7-kilometre stretch of pristine sand along the shore of Lake Huron.
Both towns are considered some of the most popular summertime destinations in the province, not only for their sandy shorelines but also for their attractions and activities.
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Sauble Beach is also known for its overnight accommodations, including the Netflix-famous June Motel.
Visitors can be seen strolling along the expansive white sand and wading into the calm shallow water all season long.
According to Ontario Parks, Wasaga Beach was the first provincial park in Canada to be awarded the “Blue Flag” designation under international environmental standards.
These two beaches are far from the only world-renowned destinations that Ontario is known for.
Long Point Beach is a stunning 40-kilometre sandpit located at Long Point Provincial Park in Ontario’s southwest. Its natural landscape is so unique it’s been recognized as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
You can also float in a “natural bathtub” on this picturesque island off of Katherine Cove in Lake Superior Provincial Park.
Sure, we Ontarians may not have British Columbia’s ocean views or Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, but it’s safe to say that we’re doing just fine.