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Clarington's waterfront

Enjoy trails, parks and sandy beaches along Clarington's waterfront. We have approximately 30 kilometres of waterfront you can enjoy along Lake Ontario, with public access available from eight locations.

Darlington Provincial Park

Courtice Waterfront Trail

  • Courtice Road at Lake Ontario (east side), Courtice
  • Around 1.3 kilometres of paved trail with magnificent views of Lake Ontario. This trail is on top of a bluff, so there is no access to the water's edge.

Port Darlington West Beach Park

  • 43 West Beach Road, Bowmanville
  • Waterfront Park with a sand beach and parking area. A beach access mat is provided during the summer months to provide barrier-free access to the waterfront.
  • Read more about Port Darlington West Beach Park.

Port Darlington East Beach Park

  • 54 East Beach Road, Bowmanville
  • Waterfront Park with a water play area, nautical-themed playground, washroom building, walkways, shade structure, small beach and parking area.
  • Read more about Port Darlington East Beach Park.

Port of Newcastle Park

  • 421 Lakebreeze Drive, Newcastle
  • Around 1 kilometre of paved trail with seating areas. This trail is on top of a bluff, so there is no access to the water's edge.
  • Read more about Port of Newcastle Park.

The Samuel Wilmot Nature Area

  • Toronto Street at Lake Ontario, Newcastle
  • This 77-hectare nature area contains trails, viewing platforms, interpretive signs and two parking areas. The west parking lot is at the south end of Cobbledick Road. The east parking lot is closer to the lake at the south end of Toronto Street.
  • Read more about the Samuel Wilmot Nature Area.

Bond Head Park

  • 5 Mill Street South, Newcastle (Intersection of Mill Street South and Boulton Street)
  • This park contains a boat launch and a small parking area, with five spots for vehicles with trailers. Read more about Bond Head Park.

The Glen

  • 3605 Lakeshore Road, Newcastle
  • Small gravel parking area next to the lake.
  • Read more about Newcastle Glen.


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