Port Elgin is a vacation town on the Lake Huron coastline with great campgrounds, beach cottages and other various accommodations. Port Elgin has been a tourist destination within the Saugeen Shores area for cottagers and camping enthusiasts for many generations. From humble beginnings, Port Elgin has expanded to become a popular summer camping and holiday vacation destination. With one trip to the beach shoreline, you’ll be planning to come back for years to come.
Port Elgin's Beach is Fun all Summer Long!
Port Elgin’s beach is a community centerpiece. Home to a flea market on Wednesdays, beach carnivals from Tuesdays- Saturdays and bandshell concerts with local talent on Sunday nights. You can even take in a movie atPort Elgin Cinemas. Beach-goers can play mini-golf, join games of volleyball, walk the docks of the harbour and hop aboard the miniature steam train that chugs through Northshore Park.
The beach itself has a long, shallow, sandy bottom – ideal for tots. Families also appreciate the play equipment on the main beach and at Northshore Park. Two conveniently located beachside restaurants are perfect for ice cream and other delicious snacks. At dusk the break wall is the perfect place to sit and watch the sunset. Afterwards- relax at one of the many accommodations available alongside the Lake Huron Shoreline.
• A miniature 24-gauge steam train offers a kilometer-long tour along the harbour to Northshore Park. It runs five times a day, Tuesday through Sunday. “The Station” also has 18 holes of mini golf and a practice green.
The www.foodlinkgreybruce.com website – the most comprehensive resource for sourcing local food in Grey Bruce with up to date information on 335 local food businesses, plus local events, news, links, and resources on local food issues and activities.
The Grey Bruce Agriculture & Culinary Map lists 131 local food businesses, what they sell, where they are and when they are open. It is also an excellent map of Grey Bruce to keep in your car for day trips. The map is widely available at tourist information booths and brochure racks across the region
Time to get out that canoe or kayak and paddle for an afternoon, a day or a weekend. Make sure to download our Saugeen River canoe kayak routes Map to see the 4 day trip awaiting you with all drop in and pull out points marked clearly. The Saugeen is an immense river draining over 2,000 square kilometres. The largest waterway in Bruce County, it is enjoyably navigable even in the dry months of July and August ending in Lake Huron at the end of your journey.
Spring is on the way everyone! It’s that time again to catch up with fellow tourism partners and swap brochures. This year marks the 11th Anniversary of the Swap. Get ready for vacationers to the area!