23 Fun Things to Do in Wasaga Beach + Complete Visitor’s Guide (2021)

With 14 continuous kilometers of beautiful sandy beaches along the Nottawasaga Bay, Wasaga Beach is not only a hotspot for tourists in Canada but also a popular Ontario Provincial Park. Aside from its spectacular beachfront, it offers visitors plenty to see and do with sand dunes and forested trails that are perfect for hiking or biking.

If you’re looking for sand and sun, this is the place! Checking out Wasaga Beach in the cold seasons? Not to worry! There’s still plenty to do in this incredible town.

Wasaga Beach Sunset

Table of Contents

Is Wasaga Beach Nice?
How Busy is Wasaga Beach?
When is the Best Time to Visit Wasaga Beach?
What is the Main Beach at Wasaga Beach?
Wasaga Beach Areas
23 Fun Things to Do in Wasaga Beach
Things to Do on the Beach
Things to Do in Town
Things to Do in Nature
Things to Do in the Winter
Things to Do & Places to Visit Near Wasaga Beach
Where is Wasaga Beach?
Town of Wasaga Beach
Wasaga Beach Parking
Best Restaurants in Wasaga Beach
Best Places to Stay in Wasaga Beach
Wasaga FAQs & Rules
Our Wrap Up: 21 Fun Things to Do in Wasaga Beach + Complete Visitor’s Guide



Is Wasaga Beach Nice?

Absolutely! Fresh blue waters, clear skies overhead, and the Niagara Escarpment in the background and you have the perfect recipe for a gorgeous beach. Not to mention, Wasaga Beach is officially the world’s longest freshwater beach!

Wait. Really?!

Yes, you read that right. The longest freshwater beach on the globe (14 kilometers or 9 miles total) is at our fingertips, Ontario! If you have never let your toes sink into this sand, then unbuckle those sandals and jump on in (and read on!).

If that’s not enough to convince you, be assured that Wasaga Beach has also repeatedly been awarded a Blue Flag Beach status, which means it is recognized for its water quality, environmental management, education and information, and safety and services.

Wasaga Beach

How Busy is Wasaga Beach?

Proximity to Toronto and to popular cottage country (Collingwood in one direction and Barrie and Orillia in the other) mean that Wasaga Beach gets more than its fair share of tourists.

With over 2 million annual visitors, Wasaga Beach Provincial Park (which covers the popular beach area) is Ontario’s busiest provincial park. While it can definitely be a bustling place, rest assured that there is still plenty of space for everyone on the 14-kilometer shoreline.

We have been to Wasaga Beach both when it has been packed with visitors, and also when it has been quieter. If you find yourself at Wasaga Beach when it’s busy, consider the following:

  • If you’re looking for the crowds and the waterfront restaurants, consider parking at Beach Area 1 (in municipal lots for hourly rates, or in provincial lots for daily rates).
  • If you’re looking for a quieter place to set up for the day, consider Parking at Beach Area 1 and walking down the shore in either direction away from the crowds, or park at one of the other Beach Areas (keep reading below!) which tend to be less crowded at peak times.

When is the Best Time to Visit Wasaga Beach?

Wasaga Beach is without a doubt known as a beach town, meaning it is most popular during weekends and holidays in the summer months.

Note: If you happen to visit during peak season, try to come early in the day or in the evening to avoid the crowds. Parking gates will close if at capacity!

That said, Wasaga Beach is also an awesome place to explore in the off-season. Wasaga Provincial Park has kilometers of hiking, biking, snowshoeing and Nordic ski trails, and is only half an hour from the popular ski hills of Blue Mountain.

What is the Main Beach at Wasaga Beach?

Wasaga Beach is divided into 8 Beach Areas, each with its own parking lot and washroom facilities. They range from the main beach (Beach Area 1 & 2) where you will find the main parking lots and majority of waterfront restaurants and shops, to quieter areas that are perfect for a morning jog or late-night stroll.

View the Ontario Parks Map of Wasaga Beach Provincial Park for a layout of the Beach Areas.

Wasaga Beach Area 1
Wasaga Beach Area 1 & 2

Wasaga Beach Areas

Here’s what you can expect at each Wasaga Beach Area:

Beach Area 1 & 2: The busiest section of the beach and home to the largest parking lots, a convenient boat launch, waterfront restaurants and tourist shops. Beach Areas 1 & 2 have been repeatedly designated with Blue Flag Beach Status.

Beach Area 3: Dog friendly section of Wasaga Beach.

Beach Area 4 & 5: More private section of the shoreline, with an onsite playground and picnic tables, making it best for families.

Beach Area 6: Best section of the beach for water sports. It is common to see wind surfers and jet skiers in Beach Area 6.

New Wasaga Beach: Quieter section of beach north of Beach Area 1, and separated from the main beach by the Nottawasaga River.

Allenwood Beach: North of New Wasaga Beach, ideal for swimming and kitesurfing.



23 Fun Things to Do in Wasaga Beach

In every season there are tons of tourist attractions and incredible adventures waiting for you in and around the Wasaga Beach area. We have compiled a list of the 23 fun things to do in Wasaga Beach that we think are absolute must-dos for your next trip to the shore!

Things to Do on the Beach

1. Water & Land Sports

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) at Wasaga Beach

Kiteboarding, windsurfing, stand up paddle boarding (SUP), flyboarding, land boarding, kite buggying…the list goes on! If it’s adventurous and involves water or sand, you can probably find it at Wasaga Beach. As one of Ontario’s most popular beaches, there are tons of adventurous sports waiting for you.

Knowing who to turn to for a reliable rental or lesson is key. For kayaking and canoe rentals, and SUP lessons and rentals (as well as various other excursions), we recommend Free Spirit Tours. Free Spirit Tours consistently gets excellent customer reviews, has an easy site to navigate and is a successful local Southern Georgian Bay tour company that has been in operation since 1998.

2. Swim and Sunbathe

Sunbathe and Swim

Hit the refreshing waters of the southern Georgian Bay and let those worries wash away! Wasaga Beach’s 14-kilometer long shore has room for everyone, even grandma, grandpa and the dog. Pick your ideal Beach Area and soak in summer while it lasts!

3. Watch the Spectacular Sunsets

Wasaga Beach sunset

The best place to watch the sun set is on a beach! Lucky for you, Wasaga Beach faces west, meaning the view could not be better. Drift off into your own world and enjoy as the sky turns all shades of pink, purple, orange. Have fun planning your own sunset photoshoot for some awesome keepsakes!

4. Weekend & Evening Entertainment

Fireworks over beach

In the summer season there are events almost every weekend in the town of Wasaga Beach, including fireworks on Victoria Day and Canada Day. Stay up to date and plan ahead with the Town of Wasaga Beach events calendar.



Things to Do in Town

5. Wasaga Beach Adventure Park

Paintball

There’s so much to do at Canada’s premier Paintball, Airsoft and Laser Combat Mega Park. With paintball, laser or archery tag, nerf wars, escape rooms, axe throwing, airsoft and more, it’ll be impossible to be bored at Wasaga Beach Adventure Park.

This 70-acre forested property (perfect for paintball!) is located only 7 minutes from the downtown core of Wasaga Beach, and is perfect for those seeking an action-packed day close to the shore.

6. Nancy Island Historic Site

Historical Reenactment

The Nancy Island Historic Site, located on Nancy Island in the Nottawasaga River, is a fascinating and interactive museum honouring the HMS Nancy’s battle in the War of 1812. Experience an authentic re-enactment brought back to life through live actors, costumes and artifacts from the early 1800s. The site also has a 19th Century lighthouse replica and screens an award-winning educational film.

Steps away from Beach Areas 1 & 2, the Nancy Island Historic Site is an accessible, educational and enjoyable addition to your Wasaga Beach stay.

7. Skydive Wasaga Beach

Skydive

Get a thrilling bird’s eye view of the beach?! Yes, please!

Skydive Wasaga Beach is Canada’s only tandem skydiving experience with a beach landing, and its excellent customer reviews say it all! Located at Wasaga Sports Park less than ten minutes away from town, this unforgettable trip will make your day more memorable then you could ever imagine.

8. Wasaga 500 Go Karts

Go Karts

Wasaga 500 Go Karts is the perfect destination for anyone looking to enjoy go karting, miniature golf and batting cages. Just 5 minutes away from downtown Wasaga Beach, this location has everything you need in order to have a great time. The 1-mile long track features fast karts for exciting races and promises fun from Spring to Fall!

9. Skull Island Mini Golf

Mini Golf

Skull Island Mini Golf‘s spectacular 18-hole course will have you feeling like you’re lost on a tropical island with its exotic pirate-themed design! The fun, challenging course is perfect for all ages and skill levels. Located in downtown Wasaga Beach, Skull Island is the perfect addition to your beach adventures.

10. Marlwood Golf & Country Club

Golfing

Looking to hit the green? Marlwood Golf and Country Club‘s beautiful, well-maintained 18-hold course is located right next to Marl Lake and is surrounded by beautiful wooded areas. Enjoy a relaxing game with friends just 5 minutes from downtown Wasaga Beach.

11. Farmers’ Market

Farmer's Market

The Wasaga Beach Farmer’s Market runs every Tuesday from June to October, from 4pm to dusk at the RecPlex (1724 Mosley Street, Wasaga Beach). It highlights local artisans and vendors and helps to support the entire beach community.

Running since 2015, visiting the Farmer’s Market is an excellent way to enjoy fresh produce while experiencing some small town charm in this bustling tourist destination!

Things to Do in Nature

12. Get Out on the Nottawasaga River

Kayaking on river

The beautiful Nottawasaga River is home to some of the most fascinating local wildlife: bald eagles, swans, osprey, beavers, turtles, and much more. The river is excellent for fishing, canoeing and boating, boat, so pick your water vehicle of choice and get out on the water!

While there are multiple rental vendors for canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards in the Wasaga area, we recommend Free Spirit Tours as they have an established presence in the area, consistently excellent customer feedback, and informative and easy to navigate website. They also offer a number of unique rental and tour options in the Wasaga Beach and Collingwood areas!

Free Spirit Tours has rentals (including all safety equipment) available right on the Nottawasaga River at the convenient location of the Wasaga Sports Park.

13. Hike the Beautiful Trails

Hiking near Wasaga Beach

Wasaga Beach Provincial Park is a destination for travelers looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. With beautiful recreational hiking trails, Wasaga Beach boasts incredible views and plenty of nature’s wildlife just waiting to be discovered by visitors eager to explore!

Peaceful walking paths give way into great scenery as you hike through sand dunes and remnants left behind by ancient glaciers. In winter, cross-country skiing on snowy forest trails creates an enchanting winter wonderland that cannot be forgotten once seen.

Refer to the Ontario Parks Nordic Trails Map for all park trails. The popular cross-province Ganaraska Trail (running from Port Hope, to Collingwood and Midland) also runs through the Wasaga Beach Provincial Park.

For a complete overview of the trail system in the area please refer to the Town of Wasaga Beach Community Trails Map.

14. Go Fishing

Fishing on river

Fishing is great along the Nottawasaga River! Wasaga Beach Provincial Park has a fishing access point in the park, but fishing is also allowed anywhere on the river. Just but be sure to check catch and possession limits and don’t forget your fishing license! Local species include rainbow trout, brown trout, Pacific salmon, Smallmouth Bass, splake, and pickerel.

If you’re looking to rent canoes or kayaks for your fishing outing, consider renting with Free Spirit Tours at their Jack’s Lake location (in Wasaga Sports Park).

Fishing in the Nottawasaga Bay or Georgian Bay is also a popular option for visitors with a boat or looking to book a fishing charter.



Things to Do in the Winter

15. Nordic Ski & Snowshoe at Wasaga Beach Provincial Park

Nordic Ski

Watch this beach town transform into a winter paradise with the first sign of snow! What better way to get the most out of winter than to ski or snowshoe along pristine trails and soak in the fullness of the Great White North.

Wasaga Beach Provincial Park has 24 kilometers of well-kept Nordic ski trails. Check out the High Dunes Trail if you’re a more advanced cross-country skier, or Blueberry Trail if you’re (like us!) a beginner. If you’d rather strap on a pair of snowshoes then consider exploring the 10 km of snowshoeing trails in the park.

Equipment rentals and ski shelters can be found at the Wasaga Nordic & Trail Centre, and hours of operation are daily from 9am-5pm.

For up to date trail conditions in the winter season refer to the Wasaga Beach Provincial Park Ski Report.

16. Ice Fish on Georgian Bay or Lake Simcoe

Ice Fishing on Georgian Bay

If you’re looking to ice fish this winter, it’s good to know your options. For Wasaga Beach travelers, there are a few popular destinations to consider for proximity to rental equipment and ice fishing charters.

One of the best locations for ice fishing in the area is Lake Simcoe (a good option if you’re okay with an hour drive from Wasaga Beach). The closer ice fishing hotspot is Collingwood, only a 20 minute drive from Wasaga Beach. While lesser known than Lake Simcoe for its ice fishing, Collingwood still attracts a fishing crowd every winter.

Regardless of location, there are plenty of fish species that can be found during this time including bass, catfish, pike, salmon, trout, walleye, sturgeon and tiger muskie. Don’t have a fishing license? Either purchase one here or fish on Family Day weekend in February when Canadian residents are permitted to fish without a license.

Ice fishing can be a thrilling experience, just be sure to take safety precautions to avoid any accidents on the ice.

17. Enjoy Blue Mountain Ski Resort

Distance from Wasaga Beach: 35 minutes

Skiing

Blue Mountain Ski Resort has been an iconic Canadian landmark for over 40 years, drawing thousands of people all year round thanks to its stunning views during any season! Whether you’re looking for some of the best ski and snowboard hills in the province, or just want somewhere scenic to explore by foot with friends and family, you will find so much to do and see at Blue Mountain.

In the warm season, enjoy hiking or biking the forested trails, tour the mountaintop by Segway, coast on the Open-Air Gondola, or ride the Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster! Top that off with a zipline through the canopy or test your skills on high and low ropes courses. Choose from an Explore All Day Pass or a Play All Day Pass to build the perfect day at Blue Mountain.

In winter, hit the hills by snowboard, skis or tube at Ontario’s most popular ski resort. Rather keep on level ground? Enjoy skating or snowshoeing through the winter wonderland. End your day by unwinding at the quaint Blue Mountain Village for unique resort shopping and dining options.



Things to Do & Places to Visit Near Wasaga Beach (In All Seasons)

18. Scenic Caves Nature Adventures

Distance from Wasaga Beach: 35 minutes

Suspension Bridge

Enjoy one of Canada’s premier nature adventures in any season at Blue Mountain’s Scenic Caves Nature Adventures. Meander on trails through a 200-year-old forest, explore caves carved by glacial ice, zip line through the treetops, and test your courage by traversing Southern Ontario’s longest (420-foot) Suspension Footbridge along the highest point on Niagara Escarpment!

Scenic Caves Nature Adventure is the perfect nature playground for all seasons and is sure to excite even the most daring adventurers!

19. Indulge at Scandinave Spa Blue Mountains

Distance from Wasaga Beach: 35 minutes

Massage at the Spa

The Scandinave Spa Blue Mountains is the perfect place to relax and unwind at any time of the year. Experience the Nordic spa experience, alternating between hot and cold baths, saunas and showers for an invigorating spa experience that will leave you feeling refreshed after your skiing or hiking adventures! Add on a massage before or after your baths for the full spa package.

We can speak first hand of the exceptionally calm, restorative and luxurious atmosphere of the Scandinave Spa Blue Mountains. We began our visit with a therapeutic massage by a Registered Massage Therapist, then spent 3 hours of complete quiet (that’s right, no talking and no phones!) in the beautiful forested pools and relaxing and spacious saunas. The whole experience was absolutely magical!

Scandinave Spa Blue Mountains does not disappoint, and is definitely worth the visit!

20. Cave & Rock Climbing

Distance from Wasaga Beach: 40 minutes

Rock Climbing

Explore the mysterious caves of Metcalfe Rock of the Blue Mountains! You can explore on your own but we highly recommend booking a guided tour with Free Spirit Tours. If you’re not careful or trained, exploring caves by yourself could be dangerous (or even deadly!) so go with someone who knows what they’re doing and get the most out of your experience!

The caves are also accessible throughout the winter months adding to your list of options for things to do near Wasaga Beach in the winter.

21. Rounds Ranch

Distance from Wasaga Beach: 10 minutes

Petting zoo

Located just 10 minutes from Wasaga Beach, Rounds Ranch is a kids dreamland! Visitors can purchase a seasonal or annual membership (for families or individuals) to access the abundance of fun activities for kids at Rounds Ranch. Attractions include a petting zoo, ziplines, huge slides, wagon rides, low ropes course, slip’n’slide, bouncy equipment, and so much more!

22. Elmvale Jungle Zoo

Distance from Wasaga Beach: 17 minutes

lemur at zoo

Elmvale Jungle Zoo is a hidden gem just 15 minutes from Wasaga Beach, featuring rare and exotic wildlife on their 30-acre property. Visit the zoo to interact with these beautiful creatures up close and personal or watch one of their live shows to see amazing animal performances!

Note: Due to the current state of the world, reservations are required and can be made on the Elmvale Jungle Zoo website.

23. Creemore Springs Brewery Tour

Distance from Wasaga Beach: 30 minutes

brewery tour

Creemore Springs Brewery is one of Ontario’s best breweries and has been in operation since 1987. Take a brewery tour for a chance to see how their small-batch brewing process works (using local spring water!) and enjoy free samples of their finest brews.

Note: Due to the current state of the world, call or view Creemore Springs website in advance to see if tours are operating.

Looking for more places to visit near Wasaga Beach? Check out our post 29 Unique Things to Do In & Around Midland and Penetanguishene, Ontario for more fun things to do in the Southern Georgian Bay region!



Where is Wasaga Beach?

The beauty of Wasaga Beach lies in its location, right on Nottawasga Bay at southern tip of Georgian Bay. Less than two hours from Toronto, Wasaga Beach makes for quick getaway for most Ontarians, and a popular getaway alternative to the nearby Muskokas.

Wasaga Beach

Wasaga Beach Map

Check out the Ontario Parks Map of Wasaga Beach Provincial Park (including Beach Areas) for a layout of the provincial park.

Toronto to Wasaga Beach

A popular year-round destination for people from Toronto, Wasaga Beach is a short drive away (less than 2 hours if traffic is decent) and offers beautiful views of the Georgian Bay.

Located 135 km north of downtown Toronto, Wasaga Beach is most easily accessed by taking the Highway 400 north to Barrie. Exit the Hwy 400 at Dunlop St W (Exit 96B) in Barrie, and take the country roads the rest of the way (37 km) to the town of Wasaga Beach. The road taking you into Wasaga Beach is River Rd W. To get to the beach, merge right from River Rd W onto Main St, and cross the river bridge to get to the bustling Mosley St and Beach Area 1. Municipal and provincial parking lots are located immediately on your right.

Note: Traffic on Highway 400 can be crazy on weekends and holidays, particularly during the summer as locals travel north to their cottages! Plan accordingly and be sure to leave lots of extra travel time (and bring a few snacks for the road!).

Town of Wasaga Beach

Wasaga Beach is a classic example of the thriving tourism of small-town Ontario. While Wasaga Beach has just over 23,000 residents, it sees over 2 million tourists flock its beaches and trails every year!

Wasaga Beach is part of the South Georgian Bay region, along with the neighbouring towns of Meaford, The Blue Mountains, Collingwood, and Clearview.

Wasaga Beach Stores in Beach Area 1 and 2

Wasaga Beach Parking

Let’s face it: The battle to find parking at a busy tourist spot can sometimes be the hardest part of a whole trip! That’s why we are here to help guide you to your best Wasaga Beach parking options. There are a few different options to be aware of in advance of your visit.

To break it down simply, there are provincial parking lots, municipal parking lots, and private parking lots.

Provincial Parking Lots: Daily rates (per vehicle) are $21 on weekends and holidays, and $18 on weekdays. Because the beach is part of Wasaga Beach Provincial Park, Ontario Parks seasonal passes can conveniently be used for these lots. Likewise, your daily parking pass to a provincial lot gains you in and out access to any other provincial parking lot in the Wasaga Beach Provincial Park.

Note: From May 1 to September 2, 2021, Ontario Parks offer free weekday (Monday-Thursday) parking at Ontario Provincial Parks.

Municipal Parking Lots: Hourly rates at the Beach Areas are $3/hour for a minimum of 2 hours, and then $1 per 20 minutes after that. For a full list of all municipal parking rates, including premium Beach Area lots and on-street parking meters, refer to the Town of Wasaga Beach – Parking page.

Private Parking Lots: Rates vary.

Parking Lots at Beach Areas

Beach Area 1 Parking: Municipal lots, provincial lots and private lots.

Note: We found that cars in the same lot (the large lot on the beach side, immediately after merging from Main St to Mosley St) had either municipal or provincial parking passes and both appeared to be acceptable, though the sign in the picture below indicates that it is a municipal lot. Check the parking passes on other cars in the lot or ask around to be sure.

Wasaga Beach Area 1 Parking Lot
Parking at Beach Area 1

Beach Area 2 Parking: Provincial parking lots off of 6th St N
Beach Area 3 Parking: Provincial parking lots off of 22nd St N
Beach Area 4 Parking: Provincial parking lots off of 25nd St N
Beach Area 5 Parking: Provincial parking lots off of Sunnidale Rd N at Shore Lane
Beach Area 6 Parking: Provincial parking lots off of Shore Lane near 50th St N

Best Restaurants in Wasaga Beach

To help you narrow down your choices of where to eat during your stay in Wasaga Beach, we have put together a list of some of Wasaga Beach’s most popular, most loved, and most unique places to eat. Cheers!

Best Sit-Down Restaurants

upscale restaurant

The Iron Skillet – friendly, large portions, lots of variety of comfort foods and classic dinner dishes

West River Cookhouse – classic Canadian dinners made from family recipes, well loved by local patrons all year round, fish and chips, sandwiches, ribs, steak, and more

Barcelos Restaurant and Grille – mouth-watering Portuguese food, amazing steak, great atmosphere, great outdoor patio

Curry & Cocktail – authentic Indian favourites with consistently excellent customer reviews

Katmanis Thai Restaurant – flavourful Thai dishes in generous portions, good variety of vegetarian options

Best Dessert Restaurants

ice cream

Grandma’s Beach Treats – ice cream, butter tarts, pies, cookies, tea, and even a small selection of take away lunch/dinner items, large outdoor seating area

Mr Norm’s Nephew – not your typical ice cream stand, all ice cream favours begin with a vanilla base, and you choose the flavours to mix in! They also have frozen yogurt, ice cream floats, and shakes.

The Beach Pit – located in the ideal busy strip of Beach Area 1 & 2, the Beach Pit is an easy and well-loved spot for ice cream on those hot summer days

Best Fast Food & Lunch Restaurants

fast food

The Food Haus – creative fast food and comfort food favourites using local ingredients and homemade sauces, menu items such as tacos, nachos, poutine, sandwiches, salads and even unique items like avocado fries and cauliflower bites!

Beach Veggie – incredible vegan food, salads, sandwiches, vegan burgers, soups, snacks, desserts and more

Nonna’s Place – Italian fast food to rave about: pastas, salads, sandwiches, desserts. Friendly customer service and faithful customers! Small venue but lots of outdoor picnic tables.

Euro-Lex Cafe & Deli – unique choice among the many typical fast food options, specializing in European dishes like schnitzel, perogies, cabbage rolls, cannelloni, fresh salads, delicious deserts and more!

Best Breakfast Restaurants

breakfast food

Sunset Grill – great classic Canadian breakfast

Stacked Pancake & Breakfast House – friendly service, excellent food! A local chain restaurant across Ontario, specializing in specialty pancakes, waffles and french toast.

Best Places to Stay in Wasaga Beach

Looking for a place to stay in Wasaga Beach? You’ve got lots of options. Wasaga Beach has everything from cottage rentals to hotels and motels, to AirBnBs and camping (for the adventurers at heart!).

Beach house

Wasaga Beach Rentals

In Wasaga Beach, cottage rentals is a popular way to go! Wasaga is definitely a place for friends and family to gather, and what better way to do so than to book a weekend or week-long cottage.

VRBO: There are tons of listings on VRBO that you can filter through based on what you’re looking for in your ideal cottage, beach house or cabin rental.

AirBnB and CottagesinCanada also have lots of rental listings that you can search through based on all types of criteria.

Beach houses

Wasaga Beach Hotels & Motels

Booking.com: Book hotels, motels and Bed and Breakfasts based on ratings, availability, price and amenity, at Booking.com. With so many locations to choose from, we recommend keeping it simple by letting Booking.com do the work for you.

Beach house

Wasaga Beach Camping

If you’re looking for the best spots to camp near Wasaga Beach, this is what you need to know:

Provincial Parks:
Wasaga Beach Provinical Park is (unfortunately) for day use only. The closest Ontario Provincial Parks to Wasaga Beach that offer camping are Craigleith Provincial Park (37 minutes drive) near Blue Mountain, and Awenda Provincial Park (40 minute drive) near Penetanguishene.

Independent Campgrounds:
There are also a number of independent campgrounds in and around Wasaga Beach to be aware of. Some of the best rated RV and outdoor campgrounds are listed here:

Georgian Bay Park – RV, Trailer, Cottages
Wasaga Country Life (Parkbridge) Cottage & RV Resort – RV, Park Models, Cottages
Bell’s Maple Park – RV, Trailer, Tent
Wasaga Pines (Parkbridge) Cottage & RV Resort – RV, Cottages, Tent
Holiday Park Tent & Trailer Campground – Tent, Trailer
Sunshine Park – Tent (open concept, ideal for groups)
Gateway Camping – RV, Trailer, Tent
Jell-e-Bean Campground & Trailer Park – RV, Trailer, Tent

Camping at the Beach

Wasaga FAQs & Rules

Q: Are there lifeguards on Wasaga Beach?

A: There are no lifeguards on duty but park staff patrol the entire beachfront.

Q: Is smoking or drinking allowed on Wasaga Beach?

A: No, smoking is not allowed on the public beach. There is also no alcohol allowed on the public beach except in beachfront establishments.

Q: Are there public washrooms on Wasaga Beach?

A: Yes, there are public washrooms in each of the designated beach areas.

Q: Is Wasaga Beach wheelchair accessible?

A: All public washrooms on the beach are wheelchair accessible. Mobi-Mats are available as water levels permit (consider calling the Park Office in advance), and there is a permanent accessible boardwalk at Beach Areas 1 & 2. There are also Mobi wheelchairs for loan for free at the Park Office and Nancy Island Visitor Centre. Call in advance to find out if available.

Our Wrap Up: 23 Fun Things to Do in Wasaga Beach + Complete Visitor’s Guide

It’s easy to see why Wasaga Beach has been an Ontario favourite tourist destination for generations, and promises to be for many more! We hope this extensive guide has given you everything you need to know to have the best spring, summer, fall or winter getaway vacation in this charming Ontario town of Wasaga Beach!

Sunset at Wasaga Beach

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