Swimming & Beaches
What’s a summer weekend without spending a day or two at the beach? Parks of St. Lawrence has prime waterfront beach locations to soak up the sun and waves. All southern exposed, these riverfront Vitamin ‘D’ cafes offer great views of the St. Lawrence River - great for swimming, floating or catching up on your favourite book.
Mille Roches Beach, just east of Upper Canada Village, is the largest sand beach on the St. Lawrence River corridor spanning a long arching bay. The beach features water sports rentals and convenience stores stocking cold drinks, frozen treats, ice, munchies, sunscreen, candy, sunglasses, the ingredients for S‘mores and other handy items.
On the 1000 Islands Parkway, between Gananoque and Brockville is Brown’s Bay Beach, a day use park which offers great swimming, picnics, new playground equipment and a convenience store. Other popular beaches are Woodlands Beach and Picnic area, Farran Park, Crysler Park Beach and Glengarry Campground Beach.
Customize your day in the sand and sun. Be active or lazy, just be prepared! Active guests should pack a Nerf football or Frisbee. Wear flip-flops to walk on the hot sand. Wear shorts and a shirt that will dry off quickly and bring hats that will cover the tips of your ears. Go fly a Kite! IPods are great at a low volume and bring some mindless magazines. It may be fun to purchase a disposable underwater camera too for the day. This summer you can enjoy a special $7 per car beach admission price, Monday through Friday from June 27 through September 7. And if entering on foot or by bicycle, enjoy the day FREE!