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 4
You don’t need a passport, or even a ton of cash to visit a tropical destination this summer.
A 45 minute drive from Barrie will take you to Bluewater Beach; a sparkling Mexican coast style lakefront destination. And it lives up to its name.
Located in Tiny, this hidden gem is packed with near-white sand and a charming stretch of beachfront for you to explore.
This is a prime location for a full day of sunny skies fun. The beach is remarkably clean, and there are plenty of spots to throw up an umbrella and towels.
There are no lifeguards on duty, so you’ll need to keep an eye on the little ones. At the same time, the crystal blue water can be shallow for many feet and then deepen.
Moreover, Bluewater is ideal for a beach day if you’re craving a bit of calm. The area is relatively far from the bustle of the main beach areas of Wasaga, but like most spots in this region in the summer, is busy on weekends.
A great idea is to bring along a book and a cooler with lunch stuffs, so that you don’t need to drive for a bite to eat (and lose your slice of sandy real estate).
And when you are ready to wrap up the beachside portion of your day, you can finish up with a stop at some of the nearby activities.
Heart and Sol Farm is within quick driving distance. And there is ice cream at the Cawaja Pines General store, just a few minutes away.