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Summer happens by the water

Published August 3, 2018

The Great Lakes region has set records with its blazing hot temperatures this summer. But while many of us have been seeking shelter in the comfort of air conditioned buildings, summer has been happening all around us.

The long weekend is the perfect opportunity for everyone in the Great Lakes region to get out there and make summer happen.

Swimming in the Great Lakes is one of the best ways to truly experience summer. The heat has given rise to ideal water temperatures for beach-goers and water sports enthusiasts alike. So, get your beach bag ready and start planning your trip to the water!

Beach information provided by Swim Guide makes it easy for you to find the perfect swimming spot for the long weekend. To get you started, we put together a list of Top 3 beaches for beginner swimmers.

There are incredible beaches all over the Great Lakes region. Check out a few of our other favourites:


The Gord Edgar Downie Pier at Breakwater Park

The Gord Edgar Downie Pier offers easy access for anyone looking to get into the water, this pier along Lake Ontario is perfect for the whole family.


Harmony Beach

Situated on Lake Superior, the Harmony Beach features 3.2 km of stunning, sandy shoreline and is an ideal swimming destination for a hot summer day.


Killarney Provincial Park Main Beach

Located on the shores of Georgian Bay, the Killarney Provincial Park Main Beach is part of the “Crown Jewel” of Ontario Parks. There is even a designated beach for your four-legged friend, just west of the main beach!

Find even more destinations using Great Lakes Guide and create your own profile to recommend your favourite spots, add places to your wishlist, and share information with your friends.

Share your Great Lakes journey with us using #swimdrinkfish!

See also:

Spend this August long weekend on your local waters

Ontario Parks – PARKsmart PFD Lending Program

Why swim in the Great Lakes?