The Best New Weekend Getaways From Toronto: Sauble Beach

There are some places you just instantly fall in love with, and Sauble Beach is one of them.

Here, you can spend your days frolicking in the second-largest freshwater beach in the world and your nights walking along the shores of Lake Huron at sunset. And although it’s often been overlooked as just another sleepy beach town, there’s much more to Sauble than just a pretty postcard image.

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Photo @ Lauren Miller

Located a few hours north of Toronto, Sauble is also the home to ample recreational outings, like birding, as well as a number of lush hiking trails including the ones found along the Sauble River.

If you missed out on snagging a cottage along the shore, a stay at the June Motel Sauble might be the throwback you’re looking for. Upon entering, you’ll be enveloped in 1970s beach town vibes, while sunset-inspired rooms decked out with neon signs, hanging plants and wave-like custom wallpaper await. There’s also an indoor/outdoor lobby bar complete with a firepit, a curated gift shop and endless lobster rolls at Heydays restaurant, which you can enjoy poolside.

For casual fare and spectacular beach views, Smashed Burgers and Bar offers signature cocktails (like the Spicy Bruce), bar food bites (like nachos and dip) and, of course, fat, juicy burgers and crispy fries served up with Smashed Burgers signature smashed sauce.

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