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Beachway Park


Beachway Park is a 2-kilometre stretch of waterfront that juts out into Lake Ontario. The beach runs north and south and creates a natural barrier to Hamilton Harbour, the westernmost tip of Lake Ontario. The area is a unique natural sand-dune formation that was breathtaking in its natural state. The Beachway became a popular cottage area in the 1800s, then industrialized in the 1900s. Today, Burlington is buying back the few remaining parcels of privately held land to create more public space.

The beach consists of fine-grained sand. Behind it is a strip of limited parking. Parking is free on weekdays and paid on weekends. It can be paid through the Honkmobile App or take a picture of the QR code on your phone camera. There are washrooms and dogs are allowed on leash but not in the water. The waterfront trail is behind the beach. It is friendly to joggers, walkers, cyclists, strollers, and wheelchairs. The Lakeshore Road also has a bike lane. The beach is not lifeguarded.

Beaches in Halton Region are monitored twice per week or more if conditions change.

Photo by A Hunt

Water Quality

Passes water quality tests 60-95% of the time.
Water quality information provided by Swim Guide with the support of RBC Royal Bank.

Current Weather

-1° degrees celsius.
Possible light snow (1–2 cm.) in the morning.

Great Lakes Waterfront Trail

This beach is on the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail.
Visit the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail website for more information.


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