Wasaga Beach Ontario is the world's longest freshwater beach with some of the world's best sunsets. Set on Lake Huron's Georgian Bay it's the perfect spot for hot summer days and evenings.
The beach is over seven miles long, something like 7 Mile Beach in Grand Cayman, So long that it's divided into sections A to F and each section has its own parking and concessions. They need them.
Once school is out the beach is wall-to-wall people, particularly young people who are there for FUN!
If excitement and energy are what you like, this is the place in the summer.
Wasaga Beach Ontario is packed with kids and families most of the summer but in the spring and fall, there's space for quieter pursuits, like metal detecting, sand yachting, kite flying and all the pursuits that need open space.
Modern beachcombers use metal detectors. The days of wandering the sand and picking up only what you see are long gone. It's what's under the sand that's most likely to be valuable, I guess.
The town is part of the Georgian Triangle, along with of Meaford, Thornbury, and Collingwood. The towns coordinate their activities to support each other by arranging fewer competing events, and that, in turn, helps visitors because they get to enjoy more of what's on by missing less.
Like all resort towns, Wasaga has a much smaller population in winter than summer, around 15,000 people, which makes it a nice size for retiring too and it, and the surrounding area, have become popular spots for retirees in recent years. There are a number of modern secluded enclaves among the trees on the edge of town catering to well-to-do Torontonians who've opted for a more relaxed lifestyle while maintaining some of the energy the summer influx of visitors bring.
Every weekend throughout the summer, Wasaga and the other towns of the Georgian Triangle have something going on, from classic car shows to nearby Collingwood's world famous Elvis festival in July.
Here's an Elvis strutting his stuff at Wasaga, getting ready for the big event at Collingwood maybe.
Getting to Wasaga is fairly straightforward, it's pretty well due north from Toronto off Highway 400, then County Road 92 or Highway 26. It's an hour and a half to two hours drive, if there's no traffic. Here's their official website Wasaga Beach
And for a place to visit if the weather isn't good enough for the beach, visit Jolley's Riding Toy Museum between Collingwood and Owen Sound off Highway 26.
And for a hotel in Ontario or anywhere else:
Tours To Explore
Dvd To Explore