Boating, Beaches and Fishing

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Beaches and waterfront parks

 The Town of Georgina’s three major waterfront parks – Willow Beach, Holmes Point and De La Salle Beach and Park – are open with restrictions, with parking lots available to resident pass holders only. Parking lots at Bonnie Park and North Gwillimbury Park will also be by permit pass only. The Town has been planning for the summer months with current provincial restrictions, placing public safety at the forefront.  In order to limit crowds at these locations, available parking spaces have been reduced. Once parking lots reach capacity, the parking lots will be closed.

It will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visit to learn more. Everyone is reminded to use the waterfront parks at your own risk. Failure to follow health and safety guidelines could result in the beaches and parks being closed.

York Region beaches are currently not being sampled by York Region Public Health and water quality through sampling has not been determined for the season. Beach sampling and monitoring begins in mid-June.   

Notice of program cancellations and facility closures amid COVID-19 

Lake Simcoe is located approximately 60 kilometres north of the City of Toronto and is a little more than an hour's drive from half the population in Ontario. The watershed has a total land and water surface area of 3,580 km2, of which the lake occupies about 20 per cent or 722 km2. Lake Simcoe is part of the Trent Severn Waterway that connects Lake Ontario to Georgian Bay in Lake Huron.

There are 35 tributary rivers that feed into Lake Simcoe. Most of these rivers originate along the southern boundary of the watershed in the Oak Ridges Moraine and flow in a northerly direction before draining into Lake Simcoe. Fishing, boating and swimming are popular activities with many enjoying the 52 km of Lake Simcoe shoreline, clear waters and sand beaches.

Come explore our Town and enjoy the many outdoor water recreation opportunities available in Georgina.

Did you know that Georgina beaches and waterfronts are smoke free?

Learn about the York Regional Police Marine Unit and waterways policing on Lake Simcoe.