Sun, sand and surf! You can enjoy all three, close to home this summer. So grab some sunscreen and hit up one of these sunny Hamilton beaches.

Binbrook Conservation Area: Family-Friendly Fun

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Banish summer boredom at this beautiful man-made lake, offering everything from wildlife spotting and walking trails to epic water sports.

Keep the kids active and entertained for hours at the floating FunSplash Sports Park with more than 25 inflatable obstacles.

Don’t leave without trying the coolest new attractions - Boarder Pass Wakeboarding (like water skiing without a boat) and nearby Treetop Trekking Hamilton, an adventure park with a zip line and aerial games.

Christie Lake Conservation Area: Fun and Frolic

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This beautiful lake setting on the Niagara Escarpment has it all including hiking, swimming, boating, fishing, and biking.

Unique offerings include disc golf (think golf but with a Frisbee) and plenty of space to launch your canoe, kayak or paddle board.

Pine-filled forest and meadow trails surround the area.

Confederation Beach Park – an Iconic Hamilton Beach Experience


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Located on Lake Ontario, near Stoney Creek, this 80-hectare park is a local summer favourite. Birdwatchers know the area as a prime spot for observing waterfowl. Boaters, too, appreciate Fifty Point for its marina and storage facilities.

It's a reel-friendly spot for those who like to fish. You can land a whopper in the lake (perhaps a salmon), then snag a trout in the stocked pond with no license required.

Stroll along the beach and grab a shot of the always photo-worthy Fifty Point lighthouse.

What floats your boat: Fifty Point Conservation Area


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Located on Lake Ontario, near Stoney Creek, you might think that the “fifty” refers to the number of ways to enjoy this 80-hectare park. Birdwatchers know the area as a prime spot for observing waterfowl. Boaters, too, appreciate Fifty Point for its marina and storage facilities.

It’s a reel-friendly place for those who like to fish. You may be able to land a whopper in the lake (perhaps a salmon), then snag a trout in the stocked pond with no license required.

Stroll along the beach to post a selfie of you and your crew on social media in front of the like-worthy Fifty Point lighthouse

Valens Conservation Area: Beach Day with a Side of Camping

Valens Lake beachfront with visitors swimming
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There’s no need to pack all the fun into one day. Stay awhile! Valens Conservation Area has camping (225 campsites) and cabins to rent. Spend the day fishing in the reservoir for native species like Northern pike and smallmouth bass, or take a refreshing swim in the lake.

Explore 10 kilometres of trails, a 300-metre wetland boardwalk (an ideal setting for taking photos), or climb the observation tower.
A concession stand and food truck are also on-site to feed hungry beach-goers.

Valens Lake fishing bridge

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