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.
Kimberly Scutt lives in Southern Ontario with her husband and two boys. When not dreaming or planning her next vacation, Kimberly spends her time writing travel guides for kids and running a marketing/special events company. She is currently putting the final touches on her “Kid’s Guide to Venice” and writing a “Kid’s Guide to Hawaii.”
Kimberly is not currently affiliated with any travel service or product.