Attractions & things to do for the kids in your life

Centennial Beach in Barrie (Barrie)

Family Tested
High energy

A classic

It will take kids 10 minutes to walk across Centennial Park’s long and wide beach. From the many structures in its big playground by the water, you get a great view of Lake Simcoe and the impressive tall fountain. Add to this ice cream from the park’s snack bar and a stop at Barrie’s Splash Pad in Heritage Park (closed when I visited in the Fall but only a 10-minute walk towards downtown along the water), and you get a great little summer outing! Even better, there’s a flat bike path running along each side of the horseshoe-shaped bay. Perfect for the whole family!

Once you've enjoyed it all, you might feel like visiting Barie's more secluded Johnson Beach (a mere 5-minute drive from Centennial Beach).

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  • Wednesday, 29 January 2014 posted by Jane Blogs

    This beach is now going to gouge users by charging for parking. If one has to pay for parking then there are much better beaches out there. Might as well stay away from here as the cost isn't worth it.

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After years of doing all kinds of outings with my children, I can assure you the secret to a perfect outing lies in the details, not the destination.


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