Beaches and Swimming

There are 6 public beaches in Gravenhurst maintained by the Town, located on Gull Lake, Lake Muskoka, Bass Lake and Sparrow Lake.

All of our beaches are situated within a public park and range from small and secluded to large and busy.  Our largest beach at Gull Lake Rotary Park is the only waterfront area that has swim docks and is supervised by lifeguards.   All other beaches have unsupervised swim areas defined by buoy lines with safety equipment located nearby.

Amenities at each park also vary, but every beach is located in a park with picnic tables, parking area and washrooms(with the exception of Lorne St. Beach).  Our larger parks, such as Gull Lake Rotary and Muskoka Bay, have picnic shelters, sports fields and playgrounds as well.  Smaller beaches such as Bass Lake and Lorne St. only offer a small grassy area adjacent to the beach.

Please exercise caution at any of our beaches.  Some swimming areas have a shallow entry, while others have a sharp drop off point.

As an alternative to swimming in a lake, there is also a splash pad located at the Wharf, available seasonally from June through September.

 Beach Rules

For your safety and enjoyment, please abide by the following Waterfront Rules:

  1. Always obey the lifeguards
  2. Patrons must stay inside the designated swimming area.
  3. Inflatable objects are not permitted Example: Water wings, rings, rafts or toys.
  4. Play safe! Pushing, shoving, backward diving, jumping or horseplay is not permitted. 
  5. Please notify the lifeguards of any medical conditions you may have.
  6. Do not hang on the buoy lines or swim under the docks.
  7. Do Not climb on lifeguard chair.

 

Name

Location

Description

Status

Bass Lake Park

Bass Lake, 1015 Loft Rd
  • Swimming area
  • Unsupervised
  • Public Washrooms 
  • Picnic Tables
  • Limited Parking - 10 cars

Franklin Park

Sparrow Lake, 1615 Kilworthy Rd
  • Swimming area
  • Unsupervised
  • Public Washrooms
  • Picnic Tables
  • Boat Launch
  • Public Docking
  • Limited Parking - 8 cars

Beach Open

Gull Lake Rotary Park

 

Gull Lake, 405 Brock St

 

  • Swimming area
  • Unsupervised (for 2020 season only)
  • Public Washrooms
  • Picnic Tables (Outdoor and Sheltered)
  • Playground
  • Beach Volleyball Court
  • Snack Bar
  • Public Docking
  • Ample Parking

Beach Open

Ungerman Gateway Park

Lake Muskoka, 615 Lorne St
  • Swimming area
  • Unsupervised
  • Picnic Tables
  • Limited Parking - 6 cars

Beach Closed

Muskoka Bay Park

Lake Muskoka, 700 Muskoka Rd 169

 

  • Swimming area
  • Unsupervised
  • Public Washrooms
  • Picnic Tables (sheltered)
  • Baseball facilities
  • Tennis Court
  • Ample Parking

Beach Open

Muskoka Beach Park

Lake Muskoka, 1141 Muskoka Beach Rd

 

  • Swimming Area
  • Unsupervised
  • Public Washrooms
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ample Parking


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