The World's Longest Freshwater Beach Is On The Shores Of Lake Huron And It's Beautiful

Imagine sand and water as far as the eye can see and the sound of waves gently lapping the shore. This beautiful and simple delight is exactly what you'll find at Wasaga Beach, the longest freshwater beach in the world. Located in Ontario, Canada, this lovely beach extends for about 8.7 miles along Ontario's South Georgian Bay shoreline, giving you plenty of room to explore as well as ample opportunities to find a spot for yourself and soak in some sun. The sandy shores of this provincial park can be accessed from eight different beach areas for those looking for water and sun, and the park also features miles of hiking trails for those who prefer spending their time among the trees.

In addition to the various chances to spend time immersed in nature, you can also venture into town for an afternoon of shopping, eating, and entertainment. This underrated beach on the Great Lakes is the perfect place to relax and explore for your next getaway. Stay for a day or for a weekend and take in the beauty of Lake Huron.

Relaxing and thrilling opportunities

There's plenty to do at Wasaga Beach, including wading and swimming in the water and paddling on the waves. Blu Wave SUP offers stand up paddle board lessons and rentals. You can rent a SUP for two hours or up to five days. Prices range from $40 to $200 depending on the rental duration. The company also has surfboards for you to rent as the surfing here is surprisingly quite good. If you want to sit back and relax on the water, you can hop on a boat cruise. Shaka Wasaga offers one-hour and two-hour cruises for between $45 and $90 per person depending on duration and which day of the week you ride. Private cruises start at $450.

If you want to try something thrilling, go skydiving with Skydive Wasaga Beach. Get your adrenaline pumping as you jump from 12,500 feet and take in spectacular views. Choose the Tandem Skydive with Video and Picture Package or the Exclusive Rockstar Package to get photos and videos of the experience. Rates for the basic package without photo and video start at $314; the photo and video package starts at $411; and the rockstar package starts at $635.

Fun on land

For those willing to venture onto land and into town rather than into or over the water, you can take advantage of the fun activities that Wasaga Beach has to offer. You can spend an afternoon playing laser tag, paintball, airsoft, archery tag, or ax throwing at the Wasaga Adventure Park.

If you'd prefer something calmer, then play some mini golf on a pirate-themed course at Skull Island Miniature Golf, or find a deeper connection with a yoga on the beach class from Wasaga Beach Yoga. Alternatively, you can test your swing in batting cages, race your family and friends via go-karts, or play mini golf at 500 Wasaga. Whether you spend time in the water, on the shore, or further inland in town, you'll enjoy fun and beauty at the world's longest freshwater beach. If you're looking for a perfect Great Lakes vacation, then don't hesitate to make a trip to Wasaga Beach.