Yes I said white sand beach in Ontario! Believe me I was as shocked as you when I first learned about the amazing town of Cobourg, Ontario and the large white sand beach at Cobourg Beach. It was a short day trip for me, but now that I know it is there I know I have to go back! There is sooooo much to do and see in this amazing Lake Ontario coastal town located just off of Ontario’s famous Apple Route.
Ontario’s Apple Route – Scenic Drive
While we only drove on a small bit of this amazing drive, I know that I will be returning to give this region the proper coverage it deserves. The apple route is a scenic drive through Ontario small towns and orchards between Port Hope and Trenton.
Our first stop on route to Cobourg was the famous Betty’s Pies and Tarts shop, known for its amazing homemade goodies.
We all chose our favourite tarts from the vast assortment of flavours and varieties and got back on the Apple Route towards Cobourg Beach.
Cobourg Beach – White Sand Beach
Located just over an hour’s drive from Toronto, Cobourg is a heritage community with an amazing white sand beach that you don’t have to take a plane to get to! The town offers some cute sidewalk cafes, shopping and heritage sites all just steps from the lake and the beautiful beach.
You can walk along the boardwalk next to the marina located near the Cobourg lighthouse. Oh and most amazingly – parking is FREE! That’s right during the day you can park in Cobourg Beach’s parking lot for free until 6:00PM.
Victoria Park is where you will find everyone! Families with picnic lunches setting up their beach umbrellas and blankets for a day at the beach. There are also a number of food vendors selling beach snacks. There is a park for kids to play in, washroom facilities and everything is just steps from the town’s downtown strip.
Kids built sandcastles, swam in the lake and played frisbee while parents watched. It was an amazing day and Cobourg Beach was not crowded – like everyone here is keeping it a secret!
There is still lots of summer left in Ontario! If you are looking for a place to take your family for a short road trip or for a great spot for a romantic weekend getaway, why not take a short drive up to Cobourg Beach for an awesome day! I know I can’t wait to go back!