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Best Beaches :: Itineraries :: Southern Georgian Bay's Best Beaches!

Southern Georgian Bay's Best Beaches! (5 - 7 Days)

Splash around on Southern Georgian Bay's best beaches on this 5 -10 day Georgian Bay Coastal Route Beach Tour.


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Day 1

Arrive in the Midland area today, and spend the day playing along one of two area beaches.  The clear shallow waters and white sand make Balm Beach perfect for the whole family.  Or plan a daytrip (or camping trip) to Awenda Provincial Park.  The beach area is located below the Nipissing Bluff, with five differing Georgian Bay beaches to choose from. (There’s even a pet friendly one!)  Access to the Awenda beaches is along a walking trail, so be prepared to carry your beach accessories!

Accommodation Options:

Note - for campgrounds, please see the Go RVing listings.

  • Balm Beach Motel & Resort
    15 Tiny Beaches Road North, Balm Beach
    P. 1-866-266-3978
    http://www.balmbeachresort.com
  • Howard Johnson Inn
    751 Yonge Street, Midland
    P. 1-888-891-1190
    http://www.hojomidland.com
  • Wymbolwood Beach Family Cottages
    633 Tiny Beaches Road South, RR#1, Wyevale
    P. 705-361-3323
    http://www.wymbolwoodbeachfamilycottages.com/
  • Paradise Cottages
    57 Oliver Drive, Balm Beach
    P. 705-361-3751
    http://www.paradisecottages.com/
  • Rentcottage.com
    Throughout The Bruce Peninsula & Lake Huron Area
    P. 1-888-447-9590
    http://www.rentcottage.com
  • Sunport Beach Resort & Motel
    24 Tiny Beaches Road South, Perkinsfield
    P. 705-361-1617
    http://www.sunportbeachresort.com/
  • Super 8 Midland
    1144 Hugel Avenue, Midland
    P. 1-800-800-8000
    http://www.super8midland.com/
  • Georgian Bay Beach Club
    739 Concession 15 W, RR#3, Penetanguishene
    Directions: Located at concession 15 and Tiny Beaches Road.
    P. 1-888-293-2749
    http://www.georgianbaybeachclub.com

Dining Options:

  • Georgian Grill
    7 Tiny Beaches Road N,, Balm Beach
    P. 705-361-1861
    http://www.georgiangrill.com/
  • Henry's
    3282 Ogdens Beach Rd,, Midland
    P. 705-528-1919
  • Mueller Sausages
    159 Balm Beach Road, Perkinsfield
    P. 705-527-7263
  • Town Grill
    9225 County Road 93, Huronia Mall, Midland
    P. 705-526-6999
    http://www.towngrill.ca
  • The Surf Family Restaurant
    369 Balm Beach Rd. West,, Balm Beach
    P. 705-361-1612
  • Boston Pizza
    16835 Highway 12,, Midland
    P. 705-526-9966
    http://www.bostonpizza.com/?q=bostonpizza_splashpage
  • Mom's Restaurant
    200 Pillsbury Drive,, Midland
    P. (705) 527-0700
    http://www.shopmidland.com/moms/
  • Kelsey's
    917 King Street ,, Midland
    P. 705-527-7200
    http://www.shopmidland.com/kelseys/
  • World Famous Dock Lunch
    4 Main Street,, Penetanguishene
    Directions: Penetanguishene Town Dock
    P. 705-549-8111
    http://www.shopmidland.com/docklunch/

Things to Do:

  • Awenda Provincial Park
    PO Box 5004, Penetanguishene
    Location: From Penetanguishene follow signs to the park
    P. 705-549-2231 / P. 1-888-668-7275
    http://www.ontarioparks.com/ENGLISH/awen.html
  • Balm Beach
    Midland
    Location: Tiny Beaches Road
    P. 705-526-7884
    http://www.southerngeorgianbay.on.ca/tourism/tinparks.html

Day 2

The world’s longest freshwater beach is your location for fun in the sun today.  Wasaga Beach boasts 14 km of white sand beach, with shallow warm Georgian Bay waters for splashing about.  Enjoy the beach shops, rent a personal watercraft for some adventure, or stroll the boardwalk.

Distance:
Midland to Wasaga Beach (40 km (25 miles), 1 hour)

Accommodation Options:

  • Angels Wasaga Inn
    159 Main Street (Beach area 1), Wasaga Beach
    P. 1-888-557-7706
    http://www.angelswasagainn.com/
  • Kingsbridge Inn
    268 Main Street, Wasaga Beach
    P. 1-888-435-9555
    http://www.kingsbridgeinn.com/
  • Lakes of Wasaga
    91 Theme Park Drive, Wasaga Beach
    P. 1-866-378-0833
    http://www.lakesofwasaga.com/index.html
  • Saga Resort
    88 Main Street, S., Wasaga Beach
    P. 1-800-263-7053
    http://www.sagaresort.com
  • Woodland Cedars Family Cottage Resort
    1985 Tiny Beaches Road South, Woodland Beach
    P. 705-361-1461
    http://www.woodlandcedars.com/

Dining Options:

  • Goodies
    1470 Mosley Street,, Wasaga Beach
    Directions: Mosley at 34th.
    P. 705-429-0200
    http://www.goodiescafe.ca/
  • Beech's at the Bay
    140 Main Street,, Wasaga Beach
    P. 705-429-0179

Things to Do:

  • Wasaga Beach
    Town of Wasaga Beach
    P. 705-429-2247 / P. 1-800-292-7242
    http://www.wasagabeach.com

Day 3

Check in at Blue Mountain today, and as guests, you’ll relax along the Blue Mountain private beach.  Complete with water toys, paddle boats and beach volleyball; the blue mountain beach staff will help you make the most of your outing.

Distance:
Wasaga Beach to The Blue Mountains (14 km (9miles), 15 mins)

Dining Options:

  • Boston Pizza
    390 First St., Collingwood
    P. 705-443-8776
  • East Side Mario's
    499 First Street,, Collingwood
    P. 705-444-8292
    http://www.eastsidemarios.com
  • Café Chartreuse
    70 Hurontario Street,, Collingwood
    P. 705-444-0099
    http://www.cafechartreuse.com
  • Firehall Pizza Co
    162 Jozo Weider Blvd , Town of the Blue Mountains
    Directions: In the Village at Blue Mountain
    P. 705-444-0611
    http://www.firehallpizza.com

Things to Do:

  • Blue Mountain Resort Private Beach
    Town of the Blue Mountains
    Location: Hwy 26, east of Thornbury
    P. 1-877-445-0231
    http://www.bluemountain.ca

Day 4

Head west today, with a stop in Meaford at Memorial Park.  This park is a campground and a day-use park complete with 2000 feet of Georgian Bay beach, a playground, picnic area, mini golf and a separate pet beach.  Spend the night in Owen Sound tonight.

Distance:
Collingwood to Meaford (34 km (21 miles ), 25 mins)
Meaford to Owen Sound (30 km (18 miles), 20 mins)

Accommodation Options:

  • Days Inn
    950 6th Street East, Owen Sound
    P. 519-376-1551
    http://www.the.daysinn.com/owensound07107
  • Rentcottage.com
    Throughout The Bruce Peninsula & Lake Huron Area
    P. 1-888-447-9590
    http://www.rentcottage.com

Dining Options:

  • Montana's Cookhouse Saloon
    1555 8th Avenue East,, Owen Sound
    P. 519-376-1943
  • Joe Tomato's
    1020 10th Street West, Owen Sound
    P. 519-376-2492

Things to Do:

  • Memorial Park
    179 Grant Avenue, Meaford
    Location: Grant Avenue in Meaford
    P. 1-800-399-6323
    http://www.meaford.ca/plan-your-trip/outdoors/60-memorial-park.html

Day 5

The final beach of your tour is the world’s second longest freshwater beach. Nearby on Lake Huron, Sauble Beach boasts 11 km of pure golden sand for your family to enjoy.  Previously voted the number one beach in Ontario, a day at Sauble Beach is not to be missed!

Distance:
Owen Sound to Sauble Beach ( 30 km (18 miles), 30 mins)

Things to Do:

  • Sauble Beach
    Sauble Beach
    Location: Take Bruce County Rd 8 to the Town of Sauble Beach
    P. 519-422-1262
    http://www.saublebeach.com

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