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Pickering Nautical Village & Beach


View of Pickering Beach located on Lake Ontario
View of Pickering Beach located on Lake Ontario


Pickering Nautical Village and Beach is located in Pickering, which Toronto’s neighbouring city to the east. You can visit this most adorable village by car or boat.

My brother and I decided to check out Pickering Beach, a lake side community, beach and all around nice destination at the end of September. This was my first visit to that part of Pickering and I was impressed. As you enter the village, there are the cutest two story white-washed townhouses comprised of personal homes and businesses that line the street. At the very end of the street is Lake Ontario. There is ample street parking as well as a parking lot as you approach the beach. The community is clean and has a really nice overall vibe.



Pickering village. Lake Ontario and the beach is right at the end of this street
Pickering village. Lake Ontario and the beach is right at the end of this street

The lovely Pickering Village
The lovely Pickering Nautical Village


This area has something for everybody. As we walked over the bridge that led to the actual beach area, we checked out the marina and the lovely flower gardens complete with a sitting area. The flower gardens offered views of the marina as well as the beach and felt like a small sanctuary for quiet reflection.


The marina a Pickering Nautical Village
Ride in by boat! The marina a Pickering Nautical Village

Pickering beach garden
Pickering beach garden


Once you’re by the beach, you’ve got some choices; you can take a stroll or jog down the boardwalk, hang out at the many picnic spots, relax on the beach with a book or some friends or hang out by the rocks which gives you an undisturbed view of the sun’s rays bouncing off of the surface of the lake and all of the activities going on such as windsurfing, kayaking and beach volleyball.



Hanging out by Lake Ontario at Pickering Beach
Hanging out by Lake Ontario at Pickering Beach


Pickering Beach
Pickering Beach


If you’re into photography, the ops are endless. Spend a few hours or the enjoy the day here. Either way, you’re guaranteed a good and relaxing time. A total gem located right outside of the big city.


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My name is Nicole and I am a travel blogger and cosmetic tattoo artist based in Calgary, Canada. My travel emphasis is on short, fun getaways because travelling for weeks or months isn’t necessarily for everyone! I love hearing from the people who have been inspired to curate their own perfect little getaway.


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