The Niagara Region is sandwiched between two Great Lakes. To the north is Lake Ontario and to the south is Lake Erie. Both of these Great Lakes have numerous beaches.
Many visitors to Niagara Falls, seeing so much water expect a beach but there are no beaches in Niagara Falls. Anyone visiting Niagara Falls and wanting to spend a day at the beach has a choice of either Lake Ontario or Lake Erie. The Niagara River joins the two lakes but there are no swimming facilities along the Niagara River, either above or below the falls, as the current is too strong.
The Lake Erie beaches tend to be nicer and somewhat cleaner than the Lake Ontario beaches. Over the last fifty years the water quality of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario have suffered and it is very important to check the Niagara Region website for water quality postings and beach closures.