Guess what? It looks like our prayers for a break in the rain have been answered. The humidity levels have dropped and so has the possibility of rain! It looks like London might be able to look forward to a rain-free forecast for the weekend. If you have waited for that to head to one of our local beaches, now is the time. You just have to decide which one of the many beaches around to go to.

Top 10 Best Beaches Around London, Ontario

Ipperwash Beach

Ipperwash Beach

  • Ipperwash Beach – Located in Lambton Shores, Ipperwash Beach boasts a beautiful sand beach that is perfect for family fun. Walk the shores of Lake Huron or wade in the shallow waters, ideal for children and new swimmers. Close to Grand Bend, but without the wild parties and huge groups of people who are attracted to it, Ipperwash is the perfect beach for a family day trip.
  • Fanshawe Lake Conservation Area – You might not even know about this campground nestled within London’s borders, but there is plenty to do at Fanshawe Lake. Go canoeing, watch dragon boat racers practice, try your hand at fishing, reserve a campsite for spending the night under the stars, walk (30 km of trails) or bike (20 km of trails) some of the trails or just enjoy a step into nature in our own backyard.
  • Goderich – Canada’s prettiest town might have taken a hit when it was in the path of a tornado in 2011, but that can’t keep this vibrant community down. With three beaches to brag of, and free parking available, you can enjoy the waters of Lake Huron, plus hopefully catch sight of one of their gorgeous sunsets to boot. There is awesome fishing that abounds, playgrounds for kids, and plenty to do in town, if you venture away from the beautiful sandy beaches.
  • Grand Bend

    Grand Bend – A recipient of the coveted Blue Flag Certificate, the beach at Grand Bend has lots to brag about. Lifeguards watch on, as people frolic in the waters of Lake Huron. Washrooms  are handy, as are concession stands for beach-goers. The surrounding community of Grand Bend has plenty of shopping and dining for any patron’s needs or desires.

  • Long Point – Not far from London is another beach that stretches forever along Lake Erie. How does 40 km of sandspit sound to swimmers and sand castle makers alike? Anyone that has ever ridden a motorcycle has probably seen the beach, at least some of it on Friday the 13th for an annual trip to Port Dover. With plenty of bird watching, hiking trails and campsites available, there is more to this fantastic beach than a bike stand though.
Pinery Provincial Park - Dunes Beach

Pinery Provincial Park – Dunes Beach

  • Pinery Provincial Park – Can you beat 10 km of beach on Lake Huron, surrounded by dunes, hiking trails, opportunities for camping, canoeing , kayaking and more? Not by a long shot, and that is why Pinery Provincial Park has been so popular for so long.
Port Burwell Provincial Park

Port Burwell Provincial Park

  • Port Burwell – Not to be outdone by other area beaches, Port Burwell has a sandy beach that is nothing to sniff at. Located on Lake Erie, the Provincial Park here has some of the best and most private campsites of any Provincial Park around. Enjoy swimming, hiking, fishing, camping and maybe even take the time to explore Canada’s oldest wooden lighthouse.
  • Port Stanley – Only a half hour drive away, you will be enjoying the warm waters of Lake Erie before you know it, when you make the trip to Port Stanley. Grab some fries from Mackies, play beach volleyball at GT’s, ride the rails of the Port Stanley Terminal Rail, or build the biggest sand castles you can as you soak up the sun on one of Port Stanley’s popular beaches. Main beach has lifeguards on duty, plus has been awarded a prized Blue Flag Certificate.
  • Rondeau Provincial Park – Whether you want to soak up the sun, splash in Lake Erie’s warm waters or bird watch on one of Ontario’s best bird migration routes, Rondeau is a great place to escape from the city. There are hiking trails aplenty, camping available and memories to be made at this beach.

Sauble Beach

  • Sauble Beach – Over 10 km of soft, white sand to enjoy on the shores of Lake Huron, Sauble Beach has also been awarded a Blue Flag Certification. With a bevy of restaurants and vendors in walking distance on the main strip, you just might want to stop at a real estate agency to see what’s available in the community. One visit to this active beach town, and you will understand why.
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