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Barrie Centennial Park

65 Lakeshore Drive, Barrie, Ontario L4N 2M6, Canada
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Barrie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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Aurora, Ontario
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

the idea of having a park just right on the beach for kids to have fun after swimming is a great idea that makes me prefer to go their each summer .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It is well planned and in a lovely spot on the beachfront. There is something there for all ages and the equipment is in good, safe condition.

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Sudbury, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
39 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

we walked the beach / waterfront area..but disappointed about paying $3.00 hr. for parking..very busy area,bicyclists,walkers..nice to see al boats docked and the sailboats out in the water..

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Chatham, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Enjoyed the sandy beach, kids playground, change room facilities and nice to see an on duty life guard as well. Only problem was the price of ice-cream at the booth - single scoop of hard ice cream was $4.00 - not sure I get why it was so costly but we skipped paying such an exorbitant price.

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Vaughan, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Nice size playground on artificial beach. Next to the lake. Plenty of parking (not too expensive) and overall a very good spot to bring your portable grill and spend the day having fun with the kids and friends. We had a great time.

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Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great walking trail along the water. There is a swimming platform also. The plants along the way attract lovely butterflies and the benches under the willows offer welcome respite from the sun. Just a lovely, enchanted place!

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Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I haven’t been to this park for quite some time. Last time I was reprimanded by a town employee for taking a break with my little dog on a bench well away from the regular area. I explained I just had a hip replacement and needed a bit of a break, they didn’t care. I took my Grandchildren to Centennial... More

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St. Catharines, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The kids enjoyed playing at the beach. There was a lot going on around the area. There's a snack bar and a playground for little kids -- it was not very crowded and there was sufficient parking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We got to the beach around 3pm on a Saturday. The drive from the city was tolerable about an hour and 20 minutes, which is good if your thinking of bringing the little ones. The water was not blue and actually a little dark which made my wife a bit reluctant to put our son in the water. There were... More

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Oakville, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Nice, clean beach, with a great park. I found the cost of parking a bit high for Barrie....$3/hr at the closest lot. I probably could have parked somewhere else for free, but had a longer walk.

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