Beaches and Water Access Points

Docks and public beaches closed

We have closed all public beaches and municipal docks will not be put into lakes in Highlands East as a COVID-19 safety measure. Learn more.

When the weather is hot enjoy a dip to help you stay cool. There are many lakes with public access beaches and boat launches.


You can enjoy swimming at public beaches on three lakes where water quality is tested regularly:

  • Gooderham Lake, 1085 Lakeshore Road, Gooderham
  • Wilbermere Lake, 1540 South Wilberforce Road, Wilberforce
  • Paudash Lake, 1117 North Bay Beach Road, Cardiff

Water Access Points and Boat Launches

As you travel in Highlands East, around almost every corner is a beautiful lake, many with public access points for launching a boat, canoe or kayak.