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Beaches and Splash Pad

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

The Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit monitors water quality every summer between June and September (Labour Day Weekend) and an advisory will be posted if bacteria levels are elevated. For current beach advisories please visit the Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit's BEACH ADVISORY page. 

Blue-green algae alerts

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.

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.

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