It’s very hot.
Don’t you agree?
Everyone has their strategy for coping with the heat: icecream, air conditioned movie theatres, ice tea, tank tops, pools, splashpads and BEACHES.
My top four beaches are:
This is a gem of a beach that is only one hour door to door from my house (mid Toronto).
We have been visiting this beach every year for the last 10 years.
The water is shallow, the sandy is lovely and there’s change rooms, a snack bar, a splash pad and a playground. We also love the fact that the it’s just a few miles off the 401 and that there’s plenty of parking.
b) Kelso Consevation area.
Love this beach too but the steps to get to the beach can be a problem with strollers, wagons etc. The good news is that people will help you out.
Once you get to the bottom of the stairs, there’s a lovely beach, with life guards, change rooms and a snack bar too. You can also rent kayaks and canoes at the other end of the beach.
What’s unique about this beach is the that they have installed white strings above the beach area so that BIRDS dont attack your picnic. How thoughtful!!!
c) Elora Gorge
Stumbled across this place last year. I wanted to go for a day trip and hadnt visited this area for 20 years. It’s a gorgeous town with some stunning stores. I even discovered a deep fried pickle at a local restaurant (Somethin’ Fishee). Who would have thunk? I brought one home..that’s how good it was.
d) Wasaga Beach.
Went there in June and too much amazement the water was WARM. i.e BATH WATER warm. (even warmer than your bath). I was told that Georgian Bay didnt freeze over in the winter and they had some hot weeks in June that warmed up the water considerably.
I have only been to this beach when its EMPTY. (i.e during the week).
I wish everyone a COOL day and an even COOLER evening.
p.s I think I will go to Costco and see if the snowsuits are out. I bet you they are!!
p.s.s. for further info about Kelso Conservation area, check out their website.