Petawawa Point Beach Park
Petawawa Point, located at the junction of the Petawawa and Ottawa rivers, is Petawawa's premiere waterfront park. Sandy beaches, stunning vistas, a free boat launch, kids play structure, volleyball court, canteen and accessible washroom facilities as well as canoe/kayak/stand up paddle board rentals are all available at "the Point" during the summer season. Check the rentals page for more details on rates to rent various paddle equipment.
Open for use from mid June (weekends only) and then from the beginning of July to the beginning of September (seven days a week). For summer questions and details call Petawawa Point at 613-687-2303.
Petawawa Point is a unsupervised beach - there are no lifeguards on duty.
The boat launch is a concrete launch fitting for small craft launching and comes complete with docking slips to ease your put-in and take-out needs.
The Town has another beach at Centennial Park which is also an unsupervised beach with no lifeguards on duty. This beach is fed with water from the Petawawa River and surrounded by the Catwalk, separating the white water of the Petawawa from the beach pond for little swimmers.
Other area beaches
On Garrison Petawawa there are two additional beaches which maybe used by the public.
Black Bear Beach - N45.55.350 W 077.17.035
Located on the Garrison, at 154 Lievin Road, Building CC-57, Black Bear Beach is accessible all year round but is used at your own risk. The site features a beach volleyball court, canteen and washroom services when open. They also offer lifeguards in the summer during posted hours. For more information call Garrison services at 613-687-5511 x 4455.
Kiska Beach - N45.55.136 W 077.16.236
Located on the Garrison, behind the Petawawa 427 Squadron, Kiska beach stretches for over 2 km along the Ottawa River. You can bury your toes in the soft fine sand and walk along the beach during a hot summer day. It is a hidden location but parking and picnic tables are available. Some areas are popular for boaters but overall, the beach is relatively quiet. Water quality is not being tested at this location and the beach is unsupervised by lifeguards, proceed at your own risks.