Wasaga Artists will be holding a Spring Show and Sale at the Waterside Retirement Lodge, 239 Zoo Park Road, Wasaga Beach, Saturday, April 30th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.
People email quite often asking for advice about which beach area is best. The truthful answer is all of them because Beach Areas 1-6 are really just one long beach arbitrarily divided into numbered sections, but my advice would change depending on what amenities you'd like to have close by. For example, Beaches 2-4 have lovely shade trees and areas where you can safely BBQ for a family picnic. There is also a bike trail for active people and a playground for kids. Beach 1 has all the bars, touristy beach-themed knick-knack shops and fast food restaurants which tends to appeal to young adults but it also has the splash pad, burgers and ice cream which would definitely appeal to kids.
More information about Allenwood Beach coming soon.
New Wasaga is cut off from Beach Areas 1-6 by the Nottawasaga river which gives it a distinctly unique feeling. This is an area of charming cottages, long time or transplanted residents who sought a quieter lifestyle. Unlike other areas of Wasaga Beach it has no access to Mosley Street. Rather it's a scenic drive down River Road East - past several commercial cottage courts and a marina. Tucked away down a quiet street you will find the public access to the New Wasaga area.
Beach Area 6 was once a small community called "Brock's Beach" and although it's difficult to tell by looking at it today, there were farms in this area. It would have been isolated from the action of Beach Area 1 but it has been attracting seasonal cottage owners and locals for at least 60 years.
As you go west towards Collingwood in Wasaga Beach, things get progressively quieter. Beach 5 is an area which is (mostly) comprised of seasonal cottage owners and full-time locals. You'll see them riding their bikes on the path that winds through the park and streets, you'll see families with children and baby carriages, roller bladers, people out for their daily jog - a slice of real life in Wasaga Beach. This is the idyllic cottage lifestyle that you only read about in magazines.
Beach Area 4 is where Wasaga Beach starts to look less touristy and more like an area of contented cottage owners. It's an area of beautiful gardens and interesting no two are the same style homes, you can meander through the streets to see how life really is in Wasaga Beach.
There are two features which make Beach Area 3 stand out: a) The Provincial Park office is located there, and b) this is the only beach where you are allowed to bring your dog.
Beach Area 2 is often confused for Beach Area 1. The entrance is at the base of 3rd Street N., and there is a boardwalk which begins there. I mentioned in the overview page that beach areas 1-6 are really just one long beach divided in name only. It's easy to think you are still in one area when you have entered another.
Why is Beach Area 1 the most talked about beach area in Wasaga Beach? For day-tripping sun seekers and week-long renters, this beach offers the amenities which tend to be popular with transient crowds.
April 9th & 10th, the Wasaga Beach Lions Club presents the Annual Home & Garden Show.
Times: Saturday April 9th from 10 am. to 5 pm
Sunday, April 10th from 10 am to 4 pm
Location: RecPlex - Oakview Centre, 1724 Mosley Street, Wasaga Beach.
Free draws, door prizes, snack bar, children's activities, and more. Many new exhibitors; home renovation, decorating, landscaping etc.
Admission $2 Adult, Children under 12 free. All proceeds go to support community projects.
For more information, call 705-429-3331