Beaches are beloved vacation destinations especially during the summer because it offers an escape from the scorching sun. There are lots of beaches in the world with some holding unique characteristics and records like; Waimea Bay - Monster waves, Lucky Bay - whitest sand beach and Virginia beach – Longest pleasure beach; and when it comes to the combination of length and freshwater, only one beach in the world holds the title of being the longest freshwater beach in the world and it can be found in a small town located north of Toronto.


About The Longest Freshwater Beach In The World

Wasaga Beach is a freshwater beach located in Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada and it is the title of the longest freshwater beach in the world with a length of 14 kilometers (8.6 miles). The beach’s precise location is in a national park called – Wasaga Beach National Park, in a town called – The Town of Wasaga Beach or just “Wasaga Beach” (which might make it difficult to differentiate the town from the freshwater beach).

Wasaga beach is divided into 6 different beach areas with each area sharing a part of the 14-kilometer length. Every year, the beach welcomes up to 1.5 million annual visitors who mainly settle at the Beach area 1 and 2. As the beach count increases, the crowd reduces which means the last beaches feature a much lesser crowd compared to the first and second. Even with the kind of crowd the beach pulls, vacationers still have all the space to do anything they want.

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Weather At Wasaga Beach

According to Weatherspark the weather at Wasaga beach varies from cold to hot throughout the year as the season changes and it rarely reaches extremely tormenting temperatures above 850F (29.40C) or below -40F (-200C).

Sunshine At Wasaga Beach

The sun is visible throughout the year in Wasaga Beach with an increase and decrease in sunlight hours occurring according to changes in season. The hours of the sunlight in Wasaga beach rise from its lowest duration of 8 hours, 50 minutes in late December to 12 hours, 7 minutes in late March, and reach its highest duration of 15 hours, 33 minutes in late June. From this point, the sunlight hours decrease to 12 hours, 9 minutes in late September, and decreases further until it reaches its lowest duration again in December.

Wind At Wasaga Beach

From late October to mid-April, the wind is at its peak at Wasaga beach with an average wind speed of 10 miles per hour while January features the highest wind speed of 12.6 miles per hour.

Water Temperature At Wasaga Beach

The water temperature of the beach can be warm or cold as the season shifts. During the summer period from July to September, the temperature of the Wasaga beach water increases to a warm temperature average of 610F (160C) with August featuring the warmest temperature average of 680F (200C).

From late December to Mid march the water temperature is cold at an average temperature of 410F (50C) and March features the coldest temperature average of 340F (10C).

Snowfall At Wasaga Beach

Wasaga beach experiences snowfall from early November to mid-April with an average snowfall of 1 inch. January is the snowiest month at Wasaga beach with an average snowfall of 5.5 inches.

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Things To Do At Wasaga Beach

With its length, clear skies, blazing sun, and clean water, Wasaga beach presents the perfect stage to allow lots of activities and vacationers can start with these:

Engage In Water Sports

Wasaga beach features a perfect atmosphere for swimming, kayaking, and surfing. The winter period even comes with more wind to allow windsurfing.

Take A Walk Across The Beach

For some little exercise and to get a full understanding of the length of Wasaga beach, try to take a walk on the 14 km stretch and enjoy the amazing view while also keeping an eye for the perfect spot to set up your camp.

Play Volleyball

Do something with all that space. Meet some people, get a ball, organize a team and play volleyball. The beach will not play on itself.

Go Skydiving

A skydiving organization named – Skydive Wasaga Beach offers a chance to enjoy a skydiving adventure over Wasaga Beach. Usually, the flight takes vacationers to a perfect spot high above the beach where they can jump down and enjoy the views of the beach while they head to the Wasaga beach sports park to land.

During the summer of 2021, the skydiving organization was granted approval to allow the prestigious beach landing after 6 years of disapproval. This means that skydivers can now enjoy the view of the Wasaga beach throughout the dive as they descend on their parachute to land in an area between Beach Area 2 and 3.

Hike Or Ride A Bike On The Park’s trails

Wasaga Beach National Park features lots of interesting trails where vacationers can hike or ride a bike and enjoy the views of the tall trees as they move along the path. During winter, some of these trails receive lots of snowfalls thereby turning them into perfect spots for winter activities such as - skiing, skating, and snowshoeing.

Watch Captivating Sunsets At The Beach

Wasaga beach is positioned facing west (where the sun sets) and with this, vacationers can enjoy amazing sunset views from any part of the beach.

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