Friday, August 13, 2010

My Favourite Ontario Beach

If you think this beach is on Cape Cod or a tropical island, you’re wrong. This beautiful, sandy beach is Ontario’s own Long Point, a peninsula in Lake Erie, 45 km southwest of Simcoe.

Public beaches and a provincial park are located on this sandy spit. A United Nations recognized biosphere reserve, these sandy dunes and marshes are home to birds, fish, turtles and frogs. They are also rest stops for migrating birds in the spring and fall.

This week, the water was bathtub warm, probably because it’s shallow and you must walk a long way before it reaches your neck; ideal for young kids or just floating around on a blow-up mattress.

Long Point is the perfect place to spend a day or camp for awhile.

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