Head down to Barrie's waterfront for a relaxing day at the beach. At Centennial Beach, take advantage of the large children's playground, beach volleyball and basketball courts, and the large sandy beach - perfect for swimming! Restaurants and cafés are within walking distance.
If a quieter beach is more your scene, venture down the shoreline to swim from Johnson's Beach or Minet's Point Beach. Lifeguards are generally on duty at Centennial Beach and Johnson's Beach from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm from the end of June to the middle of August, weather depending. Click Here for the Simcoe County Beach Report.If the beach you are looking for is not listed, it is not closed, and there are no advisories.
Centennial Beach 65 Lakeshore Drive, Barrie (between Toronto Street and Tiffin Street)Description: Supervised beach, end of June to mid August (7 days /week). Features include accessible playground
equipment, biking & walking paths, picnic tables, restrooms, flower gardens, water fountain, beach volleyball courts, boat launch, Splash On Water Park, and parking.Johnson's Beach ~ 1.97 acres 2 Johnson Street, Barrie (located at the end of Johnson Street South, next to the Barrie Yacht Club)Description: Supervised beach, seasonally (hours subject to change). Features include restrooms, change rooms, and parking. Minet's Point Beach ~ 3 acres 6 Brennan Avenue, Barrie (located east of Minet’s Point Road on White Oaks Road, north of Tollendal Mill Road)Description: Unsupervised area. Features
include playground, picnic tables, restrooms, parking and small non-motorized boat access area (ie: windsurfing).
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