Drone photo overlooking beach coastline with blue water and green foliage off the beach

Public Beaches

The Township of Tiny has 70 km of shoreline. In the Township's Official Plan, a total of five parks have been recognized as Large Water Township Parks. It is also a policy of the Official Plan that these five Parks function as the primary locations for public use and activity on the western shoreline. These Large Water Parks are Woodland Beach, Bluewater Beach, Jackson Park, Balm Beach and Lafontaine Beach Park.

Beach Water Testing

Every summer between June and September (Labour Day weekend), the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) collects water samples from public beaches within Simcoe and Muskoka.

To help protect your health, please see the list of designated beaches included in the sampling program and their status below:

Balm Beach18 Tiny Beaches Road NorthOpen
Bluewater Beach57 Trew AvenueOpen
Jackson Park1 Marina RoadOpen
Lafontaine Beach775 Lafontaine Road WestOpen
Woodland Beach2020 Tiny Beaches Road SouthOpen

The SMDHU test the water samples for levels of E. coli bacteria. When elevated levels of E. coli are present in the water samples, the beach may be posted with an advisory warning indicating it is unsafe for swimming, or the beach may be closed. Bacteria levels can increase in recreational beach water due to heavy rainfall, cloudy water, a large number of swimmers, a large number of birds, shallow water, wet sand, wind and high waves.

Beach water may also be unsafe due to excessive weed growth, oil, floating debris, turbidity and blue-green algae blooms. In addition to water sampling, the SMDHU conducts observational safety assessments of beaches as part of their summer beach program.


 Balm BeachJackson BeachLafontaine BeachBluewater BeachWoodland Beach
Location18 Tiny Beaches Road North1 Marina Road775 Rue Lafontaine Road West57 Trew Ave2020 Tiny Beaches Rd S
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Pay & Display Parking✔️✔️✔️ ✔️
Accessible Beach Access✔️✔️✔️  
Washroom Facilities✔️✔️*coming soon ✔️
Portable Washrooms✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️
Garbage & Recycling✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️
Picnic Tables✔️✔️✔️ ✔️
Boardwalk   ✔️✔️
Boat Launch ✔️   
Covered Shelter  ✔️  
Restaurants / Convenience Store✔️    

Frequently Asked Questions