Attractions & things to do for the kids in your life

Johnson Beach in Barrie (Barrie)

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Where the locals go

I wanted to know where the locals like to go. I was directed to Johnson Beach, east of the downtown and just a 5-minute drive from Barrie’s main beach, Centennial Beach. A large wooden staircase leads to this cute and tiny beach (which includes change rooms and bathrooms). From its shore, you can see Centennial Park to the far right. There’s a flat finely crushed stone trail passing right between the parking lot and the entrance to this beach. It leads to downtown Heritage Park, 3 kms away, and beyond. A perfect starting point for a family biking ride.

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  • Thursday, 28 July 2016 posted by Gen Jackson

    A very beautiful trail that leads to this beach. I went to spend a few hours there and ended up spending the whole day!! And now that I live in Barrie, I ride my bike on the trail and visit the beach every chance I get..Just a great beach to spend time at.

  • Wednesday, 29 January 2014 posted by Jane Blogs

    Please note that the above beach will have time metered parking. This makes this beach very expensive for what it is. Best to avoid it and go to a place where one doesn't have to worry about parking

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