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Sudbury’s 2 Blue Flag Certified Beaches are Great for Swimming

Sudbury's Blue Flag Beaches


With over 300 nearby lakes, Sudbury will not disappoint as your next beach destination. In fact, Sudbury features two of Canada’s 27 Blue Flag certified beaches—no small feat—and Sudburians are very proud of this fact. Being Blue Flag certified means the beach must environmental, educational, safety, and access-related standards. Not only are they deemed safe and environmentally friendly, but these two beaches, Moonlight Beach and Bell Park’s main beach, are great spots for swimming! So on your next visit to Sudbury, make sure you hit up one—or both!—of these exceptional beaches.

Bell Park Main Beach

Bell Park’s main beach is perfectly situated within walking distance of Sudbury’s downtown core. Enjoy a city walk in the morning and then head to the sandy beach for a refresh. If you don’t want to swim, the beach also offers 2km of boardwalk around Ramsey lake, forest trails, and gazebos. A lifeguarded beach from 11am to 7pm until August 19, Bell Park is great for the whole family as it features a playground, washrooms, and a snack bar.  

Moonlight Beach

Located on the eastern shore of Ramsey Lake, Moonlight Beach is just a quick drive from downtown Sudbury. Featuring park trails alongside the over 700 feet of shoreline of the beach itself, Moonlight Beach is one of Sudbury’s most popular beach destinations. Hike the 3.5km from Lake Laurentian Conservation Area to Moonlight Beach for some exercise before cooling off at the beach. Lifeguards are on duty from 11am to 7pm, ensuring a safe swim, until August 19, and the on-site picnic area means you can bring a snack and spend the day!

Beat the heat this summer at one of these Blue Flag certified beaches, or at one of Sudbury’s many others! Contact Quality Inn Sudbury at 705.675.1273 to book your stay, and get ready for an exciting summer getaway!