Summer in Ontario means cottage country season, and the annual migration of GTA folks to the 705 area code in search of lakeside escapes.
And the Simcoe region is packed with breathtaking beaches, hidden along Georgian Bay . Every week through the summer, we’ll share a Uncovered pick for you to explore and enjoy.
And when you hit the beach, be sure to tag us with #barrieuncovered hash tag!
The Uncovered Beach Bum Guide – Part 2
Punctuated by Georgian Bay’s picturesque sandy beaches and clear blue water, Woodland beach is located about halfway between Allenwood and Edmore. The entrance is just off Tiny Beaches road south.
The beach is nestled within a 1.6-acre park. Beyond the lakeshore, there are change rooms, washrooms, and parking (although it is a paid lot).
There are no lifeguards on duty, so if you have the little ones in tow, you’ll need to keep an eye on them. Pack a lunch and snacks; you’ll also find a shaded picnic area to get down on sandwiches or chips.
Moreover, Woodland is a quiet spot to settle into for an afternoon of waterside enjoyment. The area is a bit of a trek from the main beaches of Wasaga, so you can expect to find a slice of sandy real estate for your towels and chairs even on a busy weekend.
Furthermore, if local history is your jam, Woodland offers a story or two from years gone by. The beach is at the heart of the Huron-Wendat settlement, one of the earliest communities in the region.
On top of the beachside lounging, you can fill the day out with nearby family activities. Wasaga Adventure Park and the Tiny Wildlife Area are both within hailing distance, as is Wasaga Go Karts.