The Batchawana Bay beach is located on the eastern shore of Lake Superior within Batchawana Bay Provincial Park, about 35 minutes north of Sault Ste. Marie by car. There are two entrances to the park, with one on the north side and one on the south side of the MTO rest stop parking lot. The MTO rest stop houses the Batchawana Bay Tourist Centre and the Lake Superior Water Trail kiosk.
This is a day use only park and valid park permits are required for all visitors. The day use permits are available for reservation either by visiting the Ontario Parks website or by calling the Ontario Parks Reservations Line at 1-888-668-7275. Day use permits are also available for purchase day of by connecting to the self-serve QR code posted near the park’s two entrances.
Batchawana Bay beach is sandy and a great day-trip destination or road trip rest stop for swimming and picnicking. There are privvies (outhouses) and picnic tables located in both the north and south ends of the park along the beach. The park road in the north end is paved, but the south end is not paved. The south end also has a large picnic shelter, perfect for enjoying a delicious lunch or snack!
There are no lifeguards in the park and water safety is your responsibility. Exercise caution when there are large waves and/or strong winds.
Please contact the park directly at 705-882-2209 or visit the Ontario Parks website for the most current information.