Area Beaches along the St Lawrence

I love the variety of beaches that can be found in my area. 
little, large and every size in between,
beaches for social time or for solitude,
sand, pebble or rock outcropping,
shaded, sunny or a mix of both.

Brown’s Bay Beach
Leave Gananoque heading east along King St, exit onto the 1000 Island Parkway and about thirty two kilometers from Gananoque’s East Gate you will find Brown’s Bay Park. It is a large sand beach spanning three bays. It has a large mowed park area where there is shade from mature growth trees. There is a good size parking area located just after the admissions booth, there is an entrance fee. There are washrooms/change rooms, lots of picnic tables, a play structure. two sports fields, volley ball net. There is a roped but unsupervised swim area in one bay and a nice boat launch area at the far end of the park. Dogs must be leashed in the park, cleaned up after and are not allowed on the beach.

Halstead Bay
Leave Gananoque heading east along King St, exit onto the 1000 Island Parkway and about five kilometers from Gananoque’s East Gate you will find Halstead Bay. A small red granite outcrop beach with a shallow sand bay to the right of a stony reef reaching out the west with deep water swimming to the left. Further to the left you will find shallow water with a sand bottom with some rocks. Halstead Bay is an unsupervised park and beach, with no admission or parking charges. There is a good size parking area. Garbage is carry out, there are no garbage cans. There are also no change rooms or washrooms. Please clean up after your dogs.

Gray’s Beach
Leave Gananoque heading east along King St, exit onto the 1000 Island Parkway and about two kilometers from Gananoque’s East Gate you will find Gray’s Beach. It is small natural sand beach, much as the early settlers would have found it. It has a medium size mowed upper park area with three paths to water, the furthest path from parking has wide shallow limestone steps.  There is some tree shade both on the upper park and on the beach. Gray’s Beach is an unsupervised park and beach, with no admission or parking charges. There is a good size parking area. Garbage is carry out, there are no garbage cans. There are also no change rooms or washrooms. Please clean up after your dogs.

Joel Stone Beach
A small urban sand beach in the town of Gananoque, that has a roped shallow swim area, deep water swim area marked at boating channel, deep water dock with ladders and benches,  raft with ladder,  parking,  bike rack, washrooms/change rooms,  picnic shelter, picnic tables, benches, large mowed grass park area with paved walking paths, some tree shade, splash pad,  play structure, Joel Stone Beach is an unsupervised park and beach, with no admission or parking charges. Dogs must be leashed in the park, cleaned up after and are not allowed on the beach. A short walk to Arthur Child Museum, Thousand Island Boat Museum, Gananoque Boat tours, restaurants. A medium walk to downtown shopping, restaurants.

Gananoque Rotary Beach
A tiny sand beach in the town of Gananoque, marked at the boating channel start swimming not recommended but it is a good area for launching kayaks and canoes, There is some parking and washrooms in the area (at the marina). It has a picnic shelter with benches no tables on the beach and there are picnic tables on a nearby grassy shore area. Rotary Beach is an unsupervised park and beach, with no admission or parking charges. Dogs must be leashed in the park, cleaned up after and are not allowed on the beach.Grass Creek Park Beach
Leave Gananoque heading west along Hwy #2 and about twelve km from Gananoque’s West Gate you will find Grass Creek Park. A medium sized sand beach that has a roped swim area and stations with life ring & throw rope. There is lots of parking, washrooms/change rooms. There are picnic tables, benches, alarge mowed grass park area with some tree shade. There are play structures, swings, volleyball net and  basketball net on a cement pad. Grass Creek Park is an unsupervised park and beach, with no admission or parking charges. Dogs are to be leashed except in the dog park, must be cleaned up after and are not allowed on the beach. A medium walk to MacLachlan Woodworking Museum.
Arrowhead Beach
Leave Gananoque heading west along Hwy #2 and about twenty-five km from Gananoque’s West Gate you will find Arrowhead Beach. A small sand and pebble beach, with parking and a bike rack. There are picnic tables, a large mowed grass park area, some tree shade, a play structure and swings. Garbage is carry out, there are no garbage cans. There are also no change rooms or washrooms. Arrowhead Beach is an unsupervised park and beach, with no admission or parking charges. Dogs must be leashed in the park, cleaned up after and are not allowed on the beach.