There’s “more to explore” at Wasaga Beach than you may have though. To get past their party town image, there’s been a 20 year strategy implemented in 2017 to increase tourism and activities. Prior to this new strategy, economic challenges had plagued the city with fires and storms destroying buildings and a new dome that was being built for entertainment, to disputes over what direction to put funds leading to false starts and protests.
Still that hasn’t stopped Wasaga from being one of the most popular summertime destinations. Here are just some of the ways you can spend a day or weekend at the world’s longest freshwater beach.
The town’s freshwater beach, spanning 14 km, is the perfect place for a swim in warm, shallow, clear water. The beaches are separated by numbers, with beach 1 receiving the most touists, with the crowds tapering off the more west you go. If you’re looking for something lively, head to Beach 1 or 1 and for something more secluded, consider Beach 4 or 5. Some of the beaches have waterfront cottages, while others are lined with bars, beach-themed shops, and restaurants which is how the city might have gotten its party reputation.
Kayaking, paddle boarding, and swimming are just a couple of the options, but don’t forget to head on land for the Wasaga Playtime Casino to bet it on black or Wasaga 500 which is a family-friendly entertainment center. There’s also Wasaga Adventure Park where you can try axe-throwing and paintball. Farmer’s markets, live music, and rides are just some of the things you can enjoy, so we’d suggest making a weekend out of it.