One of the best ways to spend a beautiful summer day with the whole family is at the beach. Lucky for York Region residents, you don’t have to travel far to find a sandy spot by the shore! Here are a few local beaches – which one is your favourite?

Willow Beach Conservation Area – Sutton
Catch some rays, go for swim, make a sandcastle or take advantage of easy access to the Lake Simcoe Trail at this scenic beach located in the southern shores of Lake Simcoe. You’ll find picnic areas, washrooms and a playground.

De La Salle Park – Georgina
Located in beautiful Jackson’s Point, De La Salle Park Beach hosts The Beach Bash each summer, part of Lake Simcoe’s Floating Water Festival. The beach and park area features soccer fields, a sheltered area, picnic tables, a washroom, playground, beach volleyballs courts and plenty of sandy areas for lounging in the sun!

Balfour Beach – Gwillimbury
Located along the southeast shoreline of Lake Simcoe, Balfour Beach is a private community equipped with a marina to house water vehicles and a variety of summer camps for children ages 3-16.

Cedar Park Resort – Stouffville
If you’re looking for a great weekend getaway, head to Cedar Park Beach Resort, conveniently located on Musselman’s Lake in Stouffville. They offer 41 serviced tent sites and 23 full service RV sites, a beautiful sandy beach, 2 swimming pools, a hot tub, splash pad, tennis and basketball courts, beach volleyball, picnic areas, a playground and a restaurant with licensed patio. Visit for more information.