I wrote this in 2005 as well, when someone asked me for my opinion on ontario beaches...so, here it is. The information might be outdated as it was written five years ago.
I am going to write down about my experiences of south western ontario's beaches today because when you read ontarioparks website you can't really determine if the park or the beach is according to your liking or not.
Wasaga Beach - this was the first beach in canada that i ever visited..we went there around the sunset time years and years ago. I liked it the first time but then as the years went by..during the days it was crowdeddddddddd and dirty..
Sauble Beach - when we went there it was around March few years ago..the water was cold and not many shops and washrooms were open. I liked the place but then again in summer its really really crowded.
Algonquin Park - if you are visiting algonquin park..they have few beaches on different lakes..but they are like any ordinary beaches..if you are staying in dwight then spending an evening at the dwight beach around sunset time is lovely.
Craigleigh- one of my favourite beaches..its a small stretch of stone beach but the light blue coloured water shades are to die for..its a good place for camping if you want to stay overnight..Its near blue mountain/ collingwood area.
Mc.Gregor Point- the water colour here are also great but be ready to encounter some snakes or frogs on the trails. I went there only once and wouldn't go back again because i am afraid of animals.
Point Pelee / Leamington Area - this area is only 50 km away from windsor. If you are staying in leamington then you can visit there public beach near the ferry launch area.. Its free parking unlike other provincial parks and the shop that sells fries and icecream are very generous..their servings are huge.
Parks around Lake Simcoe - there are many parks that have beaches around lake simcoe. I went to the sibbald point. You can do fishing there as well. There picnic area and playground area is huge as compared to all the above mentioned parks.
Long Point - closer to London, ontario...it has picnic benches and some nice sand dunes..Sand dunes actually block the view of the beach..so as you go down the sand dunes and look at the huge water waves its amazing. Not much crowd around so you can have enjoy some peace around. When i was coming back from the long point i saw a turtle walking on the road and it was crossing the road. I got excited because it didn't see a turtle walking on the road in reality out of no where.
Turkey Point - as soon as i reached there..we pulled out the car because it had tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo many people on the beach. It might be a good place to visit during the weekday. Every inch of the beach was covered with people. Long point, turkey point, port bruce and selkirk are all close by.
Selkirk - its near the lake erie plant of stelco..and its on my list of favourites..its very quiet around. They have picnic benches and grass
too...you have to pass the camping area to reach the day use area. I just wanted to lay on the grass...i was able to see and hear the waves at the beach...and i was able to relax while i watched the clear blue sky and the background waves sound. The colour of the water is again beautiful..Yes i love light coloured water
Inverhuron- as mentioned by the ontario parks as the best kept secret..and yes, it was a great place. Another one on my list of favourites. It borders the lake huron. Clear water that looks light coloured from far away. It has sand dunes and a board walk and also some picnic benches in the parking area...very few people. Usually sundays at the beaches are not crowded anyways. When i was coming back i saw a deer that jumped in front of the car ahead of us...and the deer jumped and hopped into the farms on the other side of the road. It was the first time i saw a deer who was jumping and running besides watching them in the zoo or as pets.