St. Catharines features three scenic, unsupervised beaches on the shores of Lake Ontario for visitors to soak up the sun, take a leisurely stroll, go for a dip in the lake or to relax and watch the sunset.
142 Broadway Dr.
End of Broadway Avenue off Lakeshore Road in Grantham Ward
Map to Jones Beach
This quiet beach is located in a protected bay on Lake Ontario, with a picturesque view to the lake and small lighthouse beacon.
1 Lakeport Rd.
Map to Lakeside Park Beach
A picturesque beach on the south shore of Lake Ontario situated in historic Port Dalhousie. Stunning views of the Port Dalhousie harbour, lighthouse and the north shore of Lake Ontario.
Beach Accessibility Mats were installed on the beach at Lakeside Park for the first time this year. The City is interested in hearing what you think about the mats through an online survey.
1 Lombardy Ave.
Map to Sunset Beach
Sunset Beach is located in the Grantham Ward, along the shore of Lake Ontario on the Waterfront Trail and is in close proximity to the Welland Canals Parkway Trail. This park has 365 metres (1,200 feet) of sandy beach to enjoy. On August 24, 2015 City Council approved a request to change the name of Municipal Beach to Sunset Beach.
An information meeting was held on February 8, 2017 to allow the public to learn about the proposal and provide feedback; view the presentation made at this meeting.
Email Kristen Sullivan with questions or comments, or send them to:
Parks Recreation and Culture Services
320 Geneva St. P.O. Box 3012
St. Catharines, ON
Between May (Victoria Day Weekend) and September (Labour Day Weekend) the Niagara Region tests the water quality at Jones Beach, Lakeside Park Beach and Sunset Beach. The water quality is posted at each beach and on the Niagara Region's website.
For beach maintenance (excluding water quality): 905.688.5600.