A visit to one—if not all—of the best beaches Mississauga 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 Mississauga 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.
Public Bathing Beach Testing Program
Beaches are inspected and the water is tested a minimum of once per week. The beach status will be posted depending on predictive values or sample results.
The following indicates the status of the Region of Peel beaches.
- Beaches that have passed inspection are indicated by
- Beaches that have NOT PASSED inspection are indicated by ( unsafe for swimming )
Reasons for beach contamination
The reasons for a beach being contaminated with bacteria could be many, including one or more of the following:
- seasonal surface run-off into lakes and rivers
- rainfall events
- warmer water temperatures in the summer
- the number of bathers
- other sources of contamination
For further information on Environmental Health call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700.
1. Jack Darling Memorial Park Beach
Jack Darling Park is located south of Lakeshore Road between Mississauga Road and Southdown Road in Mississauga
One of the best beach parks in Mississauga with plenty of picnic areas and a nice sandy beach! with a beautiful view of Lake Ontario and the City of Toronto.
There is a bike trail, a great playground, and a splash pad for the kids to enjoy. The hotdog stand and ice cream cart are definitely a bonus! Parking can be an issue since it's very crowded during summer days.
2. Lakefront Promenade Park
Lakefront Promenade is located off Lakeshore Road East, east of Cawthra Road in Mississauga.
This is one of the best park beaches in Mississauga. The area is well planned with nice layout facilities. There is a waterfront Promenade, a patio area where you can have a drink or snack.
There are children's water pads where children could enjoy and have fun. A little distance to the west will lead you to the lakeside beach. A small but cozy beach with greenery.
They have four beautiful beach volleyball court that overlooks the lakefront promenade - bonus points for spotlights for evening games.
3. Richards Memorial Park
Richards Memorial Park is located south of Lakeshore Road, east of Lorne Park Estates in Mississauga. It's a nice little park on the Lakefront with a view of the Toronto skyline.
It has a small beach, you are able to swim in. Great for a family day out picnics. Parking can be a problem, especially during the weekends. Nice place to take a swim along the beach or practice your paddling skills.
4. St. Lawrence Park Beach
St. Lawrence Park is a great place to spend a hot summer's day. It hosts a good sandy beach for the kids or simply to soak up the sun. There are plenty of swings and slides for the kids plus lots of picnic areas.
An ideal peaceful destination for all age groups. If anyone wants to unwind alone for some time, this is a relaxing spot. Park has benches with an awesome view of the lake.
Best Beaches in Mississauga 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.