What to do and see in Wasaga Beach, Canada: The Best Places and Tips

November 10, 2017 Phylicia Berquist

Home to the longest freshwater beach in the world, Wasaga Beach is a summer tourist destination located just two hours north of Toronto. The white sandy beach stretches more than 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) on Nottawasaga Bay and welcomes more than 2 million visitors every summer. Because of its size, the beach is divided into six smaller beaches, so if you would like to steer clear of tourists and crowds who flock to Beach 1 and 2, make your way to Beaches 4 or 5 for a more private and quiet afternoon. Wasaga Beach is also home to many recreational trails and the Nottawasaga River is good for game fishing, canoeing and boating.
Restaurants in Wasaga Beach

1. Wasaga Beach Provincial Park

11-22nd Street North, Wasaga Beach, Ontario L9Z 2V9, Canada +1 705-429-2516
Excellent
50%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 491 reviews

Wasaga Beach Provincial Park

Reviewed By dalfredg - Meaford, Canada

Like all water venues there can be drownings. This true of Wasga Beach as a frequent visitor I know this. Do not swim alone!

2. Georgian Trail

3 Birch St | Harbourview Park, Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 2T8, Canada +1 705-444-2500 ext. 3236
Excellent
73%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 105 reviews

Georgian Trail

Reviewed By spearce62 - Ontario, Canada

Great day of hiking. Scenery amazing and trails well groomed and marked clearly. Terrain can be difficult at times depending on your skillset but the views are well worth the trek.

3. Skull Island Mini Golf

104 Main St, Wasaga Beach, Ontario L9Z 2K9, Canada +1 705-888-2036
Excellent
65%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 109 reviews

Skull Island Mini Golf

Skull Island Miniature Golf is tropical paradise. The Pirates have been marooned on Skull Island and are guarding their treasures. Their ship can be boarded but be aware one of the pirates is not far away on his raft. The park is enclosed with beautiful murals of the Caribbean and music playing and palm trees swaying with a waterfall cascading into one of the pools. When you arrive at the eighteenth hole you may be lucky enough to be awarded the Pirates treasure if your aim be dead on.

Reviewed By Nancy P - Halifax

We are visiting my Daughter at her cottage in Wasaga Beach.A friend and I took 3 children and ourselves to the Skull Island Mini Golf spot.It was a great place and a fun time for all of us.The mini putt area was clean,very well done,nicely...MoreThanks for taking the time and giving an awesome review. The course was designed for all ages to play and we have great Piratesses to greet the players.

4. Wasaga Beach Paintball

3600 Vigo Rd, Elmvale, Springwater, Ontario L0L 1P0, Canada +1 705-322-6321
Excellent
85%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 13 reviews

Wasaga Beach Paintball

Reviewed By Jarrett B - Barrie, Canada

Amazing Facility, biggest and best in the province for sure. ive played a few times before at other fields in Barrie and Toronto and they do not compare too Wasaga! The staff are hilarious and helpful, the fields are very cool with interesting props like a purple spaceship. if you are on the fence about coming, it is a must! and dont be afraid of getting shot, it doesn't hurt at all.
Will be coming back for sure.:) woohoo

5. Sunset Point Park

Huron Street & Albert Street, Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 4Y3, Canada +1 705-445-7722
Excellent
64%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 128 reviews

Sunset Point Park

Reviewed By Marcia218 - Toronto

Great area for walking or biking or just sitting to enjoy a picnic. There is a food concession if you don't make a picnic from your own food. Not to much of a beach but great for those who can swim(I"M not one of those). Just wonderful to look out to the water and feel peace and relaxation!

6. Nancy Island Historic Site

119 Mosley St | L9Z 2X1, Wasaga Beach, Ontario L9Z 2X1, Canada
Excellent
62%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 52 reviews

Nancy Island Historic Site

Reviewed By Steve B - Guelph, Canada

The stadf were very helpful and well informed. Have to pay for parking and admission is by donation.interesting chapter in our nations history. A good place to visit

7. Rounds Ranch

1922 County Road 92, Elmvale, Springwater, Ontario L0L 1P0, Canada +1 705-322-6293
Excellent
42%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 35 reviews

Rounds Ranch

Reviewed By Kevin L

The pricing policy is a turn off.  It will hurt them over time as repeat attendance doesn't happen.  Let's face it, it's a farm turned into children's play area so the attractions aren't technical or awesome.  They are ok.  Pricing is $12 per person.  I'd suggest that $8 would be more appropriate for the level of attraction.  In addition, they make the adults pay the same fee to enter with their children.  There is nothing a parent is there for other than to let their children play, so $12 per parent is not appropriate.  They should not charge a fee for the parents.  Also, if you have a small child (like age 4 and under) that is with you just because they are part of the family but not likely to use the facilities they will make you pay $12 for that child also.  I witnessed a family of 5 (2 parents, 2 young boys, and a toddler) have to pay $67.52 and were obviously stressed about it but had already promised the 2 young boys they would enter so had to pay.  They could get far more value for less dollars just a few minutes away at Wasaga 500 or other attractions in Wasaga Beach.  For this reason I don't rate the place high.  If they changed their pricing policy I would, but as it sits presently the value proposition is not worth the pricing.   

8. Skydive Wasaga Beach

1888 Klondike Park Drive, Wasaga Beach, Ontario L9Z 1L3, Canada
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 24 reviews

Skydive Wasaga Beach

Reviewed By barb512017 - Wasaga Beach, Canada

On June 11 2017 it was my birthday and I turned 66 years young and have always wanted to jump out of a plane so I booked the time and my dreams came true. The feeling you get up in the sky is so great that I will never forget that day. The teachers are great and the staff members make it so much fun. Thank you so much Skydrive of Wasaga Beach for making my day a very happy one.

9. Wasaga 500

152 River Rd W, Wasaga Beach, Ontario L9Z 2X2, Canada +1 705-322-2594
Excellent
67%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 83 reviews

Wasaga 500

Ride the Big Track! Newly Resurfaced for the 2016 season making a great ride even better! One Mile/1.6km High Banked Le Mans Style Track with 50 Fast Safe Karts. Reach GPS verified speeds of 26 MPH/42 KPH! You must be 10yrs old & 54" tall to drive alone, if not children (generally 2-3 yrs old minimum) can ride free of charge with paying adult (16 yrs old +) in our side by side two seater karts. Fully lite for exciting night racing! 9 Baseball/Softball Tru-Pitch Batting Cage with different speeds for different levels of play. These are the same pitching machines used by many MLB teams for smooth consistent pitching. Two separate 18 Hole Mini Putt courses which will test your skills but not too hard for the younger folk. Putt your way through our animated characters & structures children 4 yrs old n younger play absolutely free! Snack Bar on site cooking up delicious hot dogs & fries featuring soft serve ice cream. Opening Day 2017 is May20. Open Daily 9:30-10:30 July & August call for off season hrs. Last day of season is Sept 4/17.

Reviewed By justin013 - Toronto, Canada

Wasaga 500 is the most fun i've have in years, i felt like a kid again, this kind of fun is not just for kids, it's for anyone who needs to feel young at heart again, and what an atmosphere, it just screams fun fun...MoreAwesome! Thanks for sharing your experience at Wasaga 500 on Tripadvisor!

10. Marlwood Golf & Country Club

305 River Rd W, Wasaga Beach, Ontario L9Z 2X2, Canada +1 705-352-5600
Excellent
22%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
5%
Terrible
28%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 35 reviews

Marlwood Golf & Country Club

Reviewed By Harold H - Minesing, Canada

Worst experiences we have ever had. No originiization, they had a tournament that was so far behind you had to wait for the players sitting in their carts in the parkingessional lot drinking to come in so you got a cart. If you know you are hosting a tournament rent extra carts. Don't even think of playing on a weekend. We have had enough of Marlwood. There are to many other professionally run courses.

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