The west coast of Southern Ontario is dotted with beach towns all along Lake Huron. Summer is the best time for taking a road trip to Sauble Beach. It’s not only one of the most popular beaches in Canada, but also one of the longest fresh water beaches in the world–7 miles long (11 km).
You can’t miss the giant welcome sign which looks like a huge gateway to a panoramic view of this spectacular lake.
For a nautical look I wore skinny sailor stripes with bell sleeves and red deck shoes which I’ve had since the ’80s (they belonged to my daughter when she was a teenager, I’ve inherited a few of her clothes/shoes/accessories). This silver starfish pendant and white deck pants complete my beach look.
Lake Huron is one of the Great Lakes, I’m sure most of you reading this would recognize the Great Lakes on a map, but have you ever been to any of them? These lakes look like an ocean. everyone is amazed at the size whenever we take visitors from Europe to one of our Great Lakes.
I bought cool cat-eye sunglasses in several colours (yes, there are shops!).
A random photoshoot on the way to Sauble Beach, looks like an abandoned restaurant and it felt like we were in a ghost town in the south west Arizona. Well, this is south west Ontario.
After enjoying a beautiful sunset at Sauble Beach, we drove to Southampton and stayed there overnight. The next day we had breakfast in a quaint little bistro and went for a morning stroll along the beach. It was very peaceful and relaxing: blue skies and sun shining, literally a breath of fresh air! I love the sound of seagulls and waves crashing gently on the shore. The view of Lake Huron was magnificent as always.
Blue and white are my favourite colours to wear by the sea. I’m loving bell sleeves and this top is a soft shade of blue and matches the big blue sky. When I like a style, I tend to get several. I have 5 tops and a dress with bell sleeves.
Like all tourist towns, there are unique shops. I noticed a cute little boutique Bliss. The owner Jackie is retiring and had a fantastic sale, but that’s another story.
We continued our road trip along the coastal highway to Bayfield.
This rural small-town reminds me of Mayberry, the ficticious TV town from the 1960s. We’ve enjoyed many day trips to this charming place over the years where time seems to stand still, everything’s the same, a curious feeling of déjà vu. And did I mention there are shops in every beach town? Some of the shops have changed, but the same nostalgic feeling remains.
There are many places to eat and we chose a vegan lunch on an outdoor back patio on a county-style picnic table, the setting was winsome and the falafels were delicious!
Then it was off to the beach to wade in the cool water of Lake Huron. This white cotton dress goes from shopping to the beach: a pretty summer dress, cool, comfortable and what I love about it is that I can wear it for any occasion.
I cherish these memories of warm summer days by the sea!
Have you been to a lake or ocean this summer?
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