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 5
Jackson Beach Park
40 minutes from Barrie, and a few hours from the GTA Jackson Beach Park is another out of the way beach worth exploring this summer.
Located in Tiny, this hidden gem offers calm waters and breezy beaches along Tiny’s 70 kilometer shoreline.
This is an ideal location if you are bringing a water vessel. The beach is clean, and there are plenty of spots launch a stand up paddle or a kayak. There’s also a dock to moor a motorboat.
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, Jackson Beach includes a playground and a picnic area. And since this stretch of lakeshore is away from the buzz of the main beach areas of Wasaga, it’s well suited for a day with the whole famjam.
There is a convenience store across the road, should you feel the need for a candy run, or need another bottle of sunscreen.
At the same time, there are quite a few accommodation spots within quick driving distance, if you are thinking of making it a full weekend stay.