Are you a beach bum at heart? These 7 campgrounds offer campers a nice place to stick your feet in the sand, soak up the sun and play in the water.
Happy Beach Camping!
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MacGregor Point Provincial Park is on the shores of Lake Huron, south of Sauble Beach, and about 3 hours north west of Toronto, Ontario.
The park itself has a small sandy beach, but a very short drive into Port Elgin, provides access to a beautiful, long stretch of beach that goes for 3km. Experience beautiful sunsets and there’s plenty of free parking, right on the beach.
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Hwy 60 runs through Algonquin Park and along it you’ll find many car camping sites that offer wonderful access to the park and its facilities and unmatched wilderness beauty. Lake of Two Rivers is known for its great beach, both at the campground, as well as at the picnic area along the highway.
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Drive 2 hours south west of Toronto, Ontario, along the shores of Lake Ontario, you’ll find the little town of Port Burwell and Port Burwell Provincial Park – an exceptional family friendly campground with beautiful, level campsites and a fantastic play area for kids.
The beach could be the finest beach on the northern shore of Lake Erie. 2.5 km of sandy beach and warm water await the beach camper.
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Sauble Beach is located on Lake Huron, just north west of Owen Sound, Ontario and a 3 hour drive from Toronto.
The beach is over 10 km long, so you’ll always find a spot, and hardly find it crowded. There are plenty of shops and restaurants near the beach, when you need to get out of the sun for a bit.
Sauble Falls Provincial Park is a quick drive from the beach, only 10 minutes away.
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Long Point is a sand spit that extends out into Lake Erie approximately 40km. The beach near the the campground is absolutely beautiful, and you can usually find a quiet bit to yourself, the further you head away from the causeway that carries the road between Long Point and the mainland.
The water is usually very warm, and you can walk out into the lake quite far.
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Pinery is one of the legends of Ontario Parks. It seems like everyone has either camped there, or is planning to. It’s proximity to the small, touristy town of Grand Bend and it’s beautiful beach is what’s likely to draw people.
The campsites are typically large and sandy, some are very private. Some of the campsites are literally just over the sand dunes from the beautiful, and very private beach. Most people head into town where the action is, so if you’re looking for a quiet beach, stay in the park. Warning – the drive into Grand Bend can be very slow on busy, holiday weekends.
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A beach lover’s dream. Sandbanks Provincial Park has a beautiful beach that campers flock to each year. You literally need to book your spot 5 months in advance to ensure you get a chance to enjoy Sandbanks.