A visit to one—if not all—of the best beaches Oshawa has to offer is needed when temperatures become hot and sticky.
Whether you’re planning weekend getaways, a camping trip or just looking for ways to cool off or with friends, these beaches in Oshawa are a quick subway, ferry, or bus trip away.
If you have a car and want to venture further out, check out our guide to the best beaches Ontario has to offer.
Beaches in Oshawa Water Quality
Throughout the summer, the Durham Region Health Department tests waters at Lakeview Park Beach as part of its beach monitoring program. Water tests checks for high levels of harmful bacteria and let beach visitors know which beaches are safe for swimming.
Be sure to check the Lakeview Park Beach water conditions and the Durham Region Health Department beach water reading to ensure it is safe to swim.
1. Lakeview Park Beach
Lakeview Park Beach is a sandy beach located on the shore of Lake Ontario within Lakeview Park and is a popular destination offering museums, picnic areas, playgrounds, sports fields, and a waterfront pier.
The view of the lake is absolutely gorgeous. There are splash pads and water slides for the kids to have fun.
2. Lakefront West Beach
Located along the shores of Lake Ontario this park provides a number of active and passive recreational opportunities. Enjoy views of Lake Ontario, stroll along the Waterfront Trail, or watch a ball game.
If you want to easily access the water you will have to climb down the cliffs.
3. Darlington Provincial Park Beach
Darlington offers a beautiful stretch of sandy beach, perfect for swimming, on the shores of Lake Ontario.
This park truly is a hidden Gem, it is well staffed and clean. The layout is very well thought out and kept very tidy. The beach is almost like being down south!!
Best Beaches in Oshawa FAQs
Lake Erie is the shallowest of all the Great Lakes, making it the warmest. Crystal Beach by far the town of Fort Erie's biggest draw. Go for a swim, lounge on the white sand, sail around the bay, go fishing, try out the water-sports galore, or explore the quaint town of Fort Erie.
lakes are confined to smaller fetches which limit wave size, but the Great Lakes are large enough to produce frequent swells up to several meters.
While ocean waves are created by distant storm systems, waves on the Great Lakes are formed by localized winds.
Generally, the water is clean and safe for swimming. However, to ensure public safety, the water is tested for contamination by bacteria. If problems are found, signs advising the public are posted at affected beaches.