Best Beaches in Cottage Country

07/02/2019 | by Webmaster | Vacation Rentals

Load up the car or boat, pack a picnic and enjoy a beautiful day on the water at the beach. Cottage country boasts well over 30 public beaches sure to supply tons of fun in the sun. Here are some of the best beaches you will find in Ontario’s Lake Country.

Arrowhead Beach

Swim on the Arrowhead’s sandy shores, or enjoy the beautiful lake by boat – kayaks and canoes are rented on site. The Day Use Beach is the largest beach.

Dwight Beach

The sandy shores of Dwight Beach offer over 150 metres of shoreline on Lake of Bays. Dwight Beach is the perfect spot to swim or picnic in the summer sun. Launch your boat to enjoy some watersports or stay on land and explore the self-guided Dwight Heritage Tour.

Kirby’s Beach

One of the most popular beaches in Bracebridge. Located on Lake Muskoka, Kirby’s Beach boasts a sandy beach with plenty of grassy picnic area and a playground. This shallow beach allows swimmers to wade out metres from shore. 

Couchiching Beach

Couchiching Beach is a sandy beach that is part of a 14.5-acre park in Orillia. Concession stands, picnic tables and pavilions, trails, and washroom facilities are all found here at the park. Lots of special events take place at Couchiching Beach Park throughout the year.

Killbear Beach

With its long sandy beaches, Killbear Provincial park is an ideal place for swimmers. Kilcoursie Bay Beach is the first off of the main road, and the most sheltered beach within the park.

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From popular in-town parks to quiet out-of-the-way islands, these Cottage Country beaches are waiting to be explored!


Huntsville/Lake of Bays Beaches
Algonquin Provincial Park
Arrowhead Provincial Park
Avery Beach
Camp Kitchen Beach
Dwight Beach
Hutcheson Beach
Lake of Bays Park
Oxtongue Rapids Park
Port Sydney Beach
Tally Bay Beach

Georgian Bay Coast
Georgian Bay Island National Park
MacTier Beach
Prospect Lake Beach
Six Mile Lake Park – Birch Beach

Parry Sound Beaches
Killbear Provincial Park Parry Sound 
First Lake Beach Seguin
Foley Matheson Park & Beach Seguin
Horseshoe Lake Beach Seguin
Lake Joseph Centennial Beach Seguin
MacTier Beach MacTier
Maplewood Beach McKellar
Maple Key Park & Beach Orrville
Nobel Beach McDougall
Old Town Beach Parry Sound
Stewart Park Beach McKellar
Waubuno Beach Parry Sound 

Gravenhurst Beaches
Bass Lake Park
Franklin Park
Gull Lake Park
Muskoka Bay Park
Muskoka Beach Park

Bracebridge Beaches
Annie Williams Park
Bass Rock Park
Bowyer’s Beach
Bracebridge Bay
Bracebridge Bay Park
Clear Lake Beach
Fox Point beach
Holditch Street Park/Beach
Kirby’s Beach
Muskoka Falls
Strawberry Bay Beach
Wood Lake Beach

Simcoe County Beaches
Bass Lake Provincial Park, Orillia
Couchiching Beach, Orillia
Centennial Park, Orillia
Johnson’s beach, Barrie
Wasaga Beach, Barrie
Beaverton North Beach, Beaverton

Muskoka Lakes Beaches
Archdekin Park –Port Carling
Baycliffe Park –Milford Bay
Four Mile Point Park –Rosseau
Hanna Park Beach –Port Carling
Indian Crescent Park –Port Carling
Jaspen Park –Bala
Port Sandfield Park –Port Sandfield
Rosseau Beach –Rosseau
Skeleton Lake Park –Ullswater
Sunset Park –Torrance
Valley Green Beach –Milford Bay
Windermere Park –Rosseau
Windsor Park –Bala

Almaguin Highlands Beaches
Bear Lake – Sprucedale
Brook’s Falls – Emsdale
Checkerboard Beach – Sundridge
Clear Lake Beach Emsdale
Doe Lake Municipal Park – Katrine
Halcyon Shore Beach – Burk’s Falls
Island Lake – Kearney
Long Lake Beach – Novar
Magnetawan River – Magnetawan
Mikisew Provincial Park Day Use Area – South River
Perry Lake – Kearney
Pickerel Lake Park – Sundridge
Richard Thomas Memorial Park – Burk’s Falls
South Lake Bernard Beach – Sundridge
Sunnyridge Beach – Sundridge
Union Street Beach – Sundridge

Haliburton County Beaches
Dorset Parkette
Elvin Johnson Park (aka Stanhope Beach)
Eagle Lake Beach
Haliburton Lake South Bay
Sand Point (aka Indian Point)
Pine Lake Beach
Sandy Cove Beach
Silver Lake (aka Kashawigamog Lake)
Gooderham Beach
Paudash Lake Beach
Lake Wilbermere Beach
Glamour Lake Beach
Bissett Beach
Forsters Beach
Little Horseshoe Lake Beach
Minden Rotary Lagoon Beach
Minden Rotary Main Beach
Twelve Mile Lake Beach