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Barrie Centennial Park

65 Lakeshore Drive, Barrie, Ontario L4N 2M6, Canada
705-726-4242
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Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Barrie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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Tokyo, Japan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

first of all, i would like to say this beach is located on lake simcoe, i don't know about you but when I think of lake simcoe i think of piers and fishing docks, I have never heard of a beach in tiny lake simcoe. even if there where a few beaches how would have the sand gotten there? sand... More

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Newmarket
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

I love walking around this park! There is always boats out to watch and the paths are well maintained and quite clean. We enjoy the variety of scenery, from busy stretches with groomed planted gardens (and washrooms!)to more secluded areas with lovely shade and trees and bushes full of birds, the beach area and playground with the sounds of kids... More

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Staines, United Kingdom
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247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Great spot, lots of shade, walking areas, picnic benches etc. But did feel it was designed for kids rather than couples, older families et .

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Burlington, Canada
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14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We visited this while in the area and wanting something to do. There is a really nice little stream that wanders through gardens, of course the lake is also right there so we could watch the boats drift by. We found parking to be ok and inexpensive, but it was a cloudy day so not that busy - I imagine... More

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were in Barrie for a family reunion and had some time to kill. We drove down to the waterfront and decided we would get a cold drink and sit by the water for a while. Although we had a bit of a problem finding somewhere to buy a cold drink we did find one down by the beach and... More

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Courtice, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I have to say that you do nto have to up north to get close to the water. We love swimming and chilling ont he beach and this is perfect. It was not very far that it takes hours to get to and we stayed at a hotel Quality Inn and the staff had advised us that we can go... More

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Barrie, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Brilliant location, you have the beach and the park side by side. There are plenty of picnic tables and trees for shade. The park is amazing with plenty of equipment for the kids to play on.

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Barrie, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great beach and waterfront. Kids love the park on the beach. A great place to sit and relax and watch the world go by!

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Toronto, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

or a relaxing day at the beach, head down to Barrie's waterfront. At Centennial Beach, make sure to take advantage of the large children's playground, beach volleyball courts, outdoor mini putt, and the large sandy beach - perfect for swimming! Restaurants and cafés are within walking distance. If a quieter beach is more your scene, venture a little ways down... More

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toronto
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

have always liked downtown Barrie and going to the waterfront - lots to do - swings, playgrounds - extra activities on most weekends (art festivals, crafts etc) - several times they also host drive-in at the park where you can watch a movie on a blanket - but not liking the new parking fees and restrictions for out of town... More

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