This week, Toronto Tuesday goes to Wasaga, a tourist beach town about 120km north west of the city.
Yesterday we went to Wasaga, a little town nestled in and around 14 kilometres of white sandy beach on Nottawasaga Bay, part of Georgian Bay, ultimately part of the great Lake Huron. Wasaga has 6 beach areas, the first (main) area being the most crowded one and the sixth being the least.
Beach area 1 is the core touristic area, with a number of little stores selling everything from fast food to sun glasses and swimwear to beer. This area has a very thick concentration of bikinis and speedos, most of them hanging out in the sun doing nothing or simply playing Frisbees (flying discs) or Volleyball. It was quite hot (the temperature) and noisy there, so we went to a quiter and nicer beach area 6.
The water was cold but once you get inside, it feels great. So far I’ve got my feet (and other parts) wet in 3 of North America’s 5 great lakes.
Watching the brilliant colors play in a post-sunset sky is always a pleasure. 🙂
Wasaga Beach is 120km NW from Toronto and can be reached in about 2 hours via Hwy 400 and Hwy 26. The beach town has a number of little resorts and motels that often get fully booked on the weekends. There are a number of restaurants and bars scattered around the town, and there are some nice-looking ones at the main beach (Beach #1). Other than that, there are a number of stores to cater to your needs of food, drinks and other supplies.
Interesting places near Wasaga Beach are the Blue Mountains, Scenic Caves and the resort town of Collingwood. There are a number of little conservation parks leading up to the beautiful Bruce conservation park further west. Overall, the place is an ideal getaway for a day or two.