Ipperwash Beach

One of the longest freshwater beaches in Ontario, Ipperwash Beach has 3 main access points just off West Ipperwash Road, Ipperwash Road, and Army Camp Road. In addition, there are a number of Crown-owned properties operated by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry that offer beach access, parking, and seasonal washrooms. 

Most other beachfront properties are in private ownership.  A crown reservation for public use of the beach was established through the Canada Company Patent of 1836. Beach access in Ipperwash is limited to public access areas only and visitors enjoying the beach are asked to respect all private property, be mindful of others' quiet enjoyment of the beach, refrain from accessing or damaging the dunes, and to pick up after themselves.

Know Before You Go



Public Beach Access

Beach access in Ipperwash is limited to public access areas only. Please respect all private property and review the Ipperwash Information Board for a map of public access beaches, free parking locations, and seasonal washrooms (operated by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry).


Free parking is available in Ministry-owned lots along West Parkway Drive and East Parkway Drive.

No overnight camping is permitted. 

Beach highlights 

Beach safety 

There are no lifeguards on duty at Ipperwash Beach.  

Beach water quality 

Visit the Beach Water Quality page for more information.  

Are you planning a visit to Ipperwash Beach? Check out the Visiting Us page for information to help plan your visit!

Contact Us