Port Elgin, Ontario, A Community of Saugeen Shores

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 at Port 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.

 Things to Do near the Beach

    •    Bicycle to MacGregor Point Provincial Park where you stroll through the forest trails.

    •    Stroll the downtown Port Elgin stores.

    •    Cycle the shore roads and the Saugeen Rail Trail.

    •    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.

Beach Amenities
Public washrooms, showers, change rooms, concessionaire, free parking, marina, boat launch

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