Named for the sound of the wind makes as it whistles through the sand dunes, the acres of sandy shoreline at Singing Sands beach on Lake Huron inspire relaxation and calm in all who visit. Shallow water, lots of space, and nearby washrooms make the beach a perfect family destination. And even if you choose not to swim, a wetland boardwalk and hiking trails through the dunes mean you’ll have a day close to nature—but not far from civilization.
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What’s nearby: Stay in the park and explore the scenic vistas along the Marr Lake Trail, which overlooks Flowerpot and Bear’s Rump islands at Halfway Rock Point. Behind the Visitor’s Centre, climb the 112 steps to the top of the 20-metre lookout tower for a panoramic view of the park and the surrounding landscape. If you want to ratchet your water experience up a notch—and you have diving experience—check out the shipwrecks at Fathom Five National Marine Park.
How to get there: Take the 410 north and stay on it as it becomes Highway 10. Turn left onto Grey Road 18, then go north on Highway 6 towards Tobermory.