Lake Superior laps against a crescent of golden sand secluded by boreal forest and flanked with rolling granite. Smooth driftwood scatters the shore. Sandcastles beg to be built.

Welcome to Horseshoe Beach—Pukaskwa’s best summer getaway.

Pukaskwa’s stoic granite and boreal forests harbour a secret—Horseshoe Beach, an idyllic summer getaway on the shores of Lake Superior. Stroll an accessible boardwalk from Hattie Cove Campground, through wind-bent pine and past rolling dunes, to discover these secluded sands. You’ve packed a picnic, and combined with the amazing view, this beach is sure to whet your appetite! This is a fun family outing for refreshing swims in emerald lake-water. For basking in Ontario’s summer sun. For uncovering unique shapes in wave-beaten driftwood. And for building castles in golden sand. Perhaps there’s even time for a nature hike along nearby Southern Headland Trail or Manito Miikana as lakeside sunsets mark the close of a memorable day.

May to mid-October annually. July and August are most popular.