What a lot of Sudburians don’t know is that our city is home to two out of just 27 Blue Flag beaches in Canada–an accomplishment that Sudbury is very proud of. Blue Flag beaches are sites that are monitored by the Foundation for Environmental Education and have to meet and maintain very strict environmental, educational, safety, and access-related criteria.
These two blue flag beaches, Bell Park’s main beach and Moonlight Beach, are two of Sudbury’s best summer swimming spots!
Bell Park Beach
Lake Ramsey’s Bell Park beach is perfect for tourists and locals! This sand beach features a lifeguarded waterfront, gazebos for picnicking, washrooms, a snack bar in case you forget a lunch, and a children’s play structure. Don’t feel like swimming? Tour the two kilometers boardwalk around Ramsey Lake, cycle the forest trails, or feed the local ducks instead.
Situated South of Sudbury’s downtown district, this beach is in walking distance to some of Sudbury’s best attractions including Science North, the Art Gallery of Sudbury, and the Downtown core. Make sure to check out Bell Park’s main beach this summer at the peak of its’ glory when it hosts Sudbury’s annual Dragon Boat Races, Budweiser New Music Fest, Sudbury Jazz Festival, and Northern Lights Festival Boreal.
Located on the eastern shores of Ramsey Lake, Moonlight Beach is a beautiful place to take a dip! It is one of Sudbury’s hidden treasures as its’ lengthy waterfront, picnic areas, and playground are an outdoor haven from the hustle and bustle of our busy city. Looking to spend the whole day enjoying the outdoors? Hike Rainbow Routes’ 3.5 km trail from the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area to Moonlight beach, then enjoy the beautiful scenery and refresh afterwards with a swim!
To learn more about visiting our beautiful Sudbury beaches, visit us here.