Going to the beach shouldn’t be like squeezing into a sandy sardine tin. In Peterborough & the Kawarthas we have beaches for every childhood memory.
Think back to your fondest childhood memories. Chances are a beach comes to mind: building sand castles; dog-paddling in the shallow water; a family picnic in the sun; reading comic books under a beach umbrella.
Nothing like your own sandy hideaway where the only thing that matters is a carefree afternoon by the lake.
These are memories worth rekindling and it’s easy to do in Peterborough & the Kawarthas. Here, the beaches are smaller, more intimate and close at hand. In fact, you can walk from downtown Peterborough to Roger’s Cove or Beavermead on Little Lake in a matter of minutes. Lakefield’s swimming hole is on the Otonabee River, where it’s only a short stroll down toward the canal locks to buy some ice cream. And on a sheltered cove on Sandy Lake near Buckhorn, the bay is shallow and the bottom is sandy—there’s a turquoise Caribbean sheen to the water that sets this spot apart.
Even on busy days, beaches in Peterborough & the Kawarthas never see overwhelming crowds. They are always a breath of fresh air where all you have to do is spread your towel on the sand and relax. Listen to the water lapping against the shore. Memories are made of this.
Splash Pad Weather!
Looking for a great place to enjoy a hot summer day with the family? Look no further then Peterborough’s splash pads which feature water jellies, spray tunnels, tipping pots, water willows and more. You’ll be able to sit back and relax as your children engage in water activities and more. Along with these splash pads are other amenities that offer a break from the water. These include playgrounds, beaches, zoos, walking trails and more. The splash pads are open from 9:00am to 8:00pm from June to September, weather permitting. Come check out the state-of-the-art splash pads that Peterborough has to offer!
|City of Peterborough Splash Pads|
|King Edward Park||455 George St., Peterborough, ON||9:00am – 8:00pm|
|Kinsmen Park||775 Sherbrooke St., Peterborough, ON||9:00am – 8:00pm|
|Nicholls Oval||725 Armour Rd., Peterborough, ON||9:00am – 8:00pm|
|Riverview Park & Zoo||1230 Water St., Peterborough, ON||9:00am – Dusk|
|Rogers Cove||131 Maria St., Peterborough, ON||9:00am – 8:00pm|
For detailed times/dates please contact the City of Peterborough Recreation Division at 705-742-7777 x 1873
Beavermead Park and Rogers Cove are home to Peterborough’s city beaches. Both are great choices to spend a summer afternoon at. Beavermead Park has a lot to offer with a big sandy beach, beach volleyball courts, soccer fields, picnic tables and a playground. Want to check out both city beaches? Bike or walk along the Trans Canada trail which joins both city beaches. Roger’s Cove has lots to offer as well such as a new splash pad and playground facility, a beach, a boat launch and picnic tables. Throw your fishing line in at Lock 20 which is located between Rogers Cove and Beavermead, and is known as a popular fishing spot. Throughout the summer, the beaches are supervised by highly trained lifeguards from 11:00am until 6pm.
Planning a Beach day? Look no further then Peterborough County which offers 15 scenic beaches and parks. Sandy Beach is a local hot spot and the name says it all! Want to sink your feet in? Pack a picnic lunch, throw in a beach ball and head up to the Buckhorn Area to enjoy a day well spent at Sandy Lake with friend and family!
|City of Peterborough Beaches|
|Beavermead Park Beach||Ashburnham Drive||Little Lake|
|Roger’s Cove Beach||Maria Street||Little Lake|
|County of Peterborough Beaches|
|Chandos Beach||County Rd 620, North of Apsley||Chandos Lake|
|Curve Lake Henry Gumming||Whetung St. E., Curve Lake||Chemong Lake|
|Curve Lake Lance Wood Park||Chemong St. S., Curve Lake||Chemong Lake|
|Jones Beach||Off County Rd 18, Bridgenorth||Chemong Lake|
|Ennismore Riverfront Park||Off County Rd 17, Ennismore||Chemong Lake|
|Selwyn Conservation Area||Birch Island Rd, Selwyn, Off 12th Line of Smith||Chemong Lake|
|Douro Municipal Park||County Rd 8 (East)||Indian River|
|Warsaw Caves Conservation Area||East of County Rd 4, North of Warsaw||Indian River|
|Kasshabog Lake Beach||431 Peninsula Rd, North of Havelock||Kasshabog Lake|
|Lakefield Beach||65 Hague Blvd, Lakefield||Otonabee River|
|Squirrel Creek Conservation Area||County Rd 21 (East), Wallace Point Bridge||Otonabee River|
|Norwood Dam||Off Highway 7, Norwood||Mill Pond|
|Sandy Lake Public Beach||Lakehurst Rd, 6 Km West of Buckhorn||Sandy Lake|
|Quarry Bay||Off County Rd 56, Northey’s Bay Rd||Stoney Lake|