Like Grand Bend, Sauble Beach is a traditional beach town—and its beach is considered by many to be the best in Ontario. Long and expansive, with soft sand, clear water, and waves just high enough to make life interesting, Sauble, on Lake Huron at the southern end of the Bruce Peninsula, is a go-to destination for families looking for a beach vacation with lots of extra activities to keep young ones interested.
More info: Saublebeach.com
What’s nearby: The town of Sauble Beach has tons of activities going to keep families engaged—from street dances on Tuesday nights to family movie nights across from the “Welcome to Sauble Beach” sign, there’s something interesting happening just about every day of the week. If you feel like a road trip, hop in the car and head across the peninsula to Wiarton, where you can visit Willie, the weather-predicting groundhog and arguably Ontario’s most famous rodent. While you’re there, take your picture with Willie’s larger-than-life statue, which overlooks Colpoy’s Bay.
How to get there: Take the 410 north and stay on it as it becomes Highway 10. Follow the signs to Highway 6 north, get on Highway 6, then follow the signs for Sauble Beach.