On hot sunny days there is nothing better than escaping city life for the beach! Feel the breeze in your hair, put your toes in the sand and take a refreshing dip in the water. Elgin County is home to four ports along Lake Erie’s north shore with numerous amenities and special events that are sure to delight any beach bum.
The wild beauty of undeveloped lakeshore makes Port Glasgow a passive recreationist’s dream, whether bird-watching bald eagles with the West Elgin Nature Club, tramping through the guided trails of the local Carolinian forests, or relaxing on its beautiful beaches.
With one of the finest stretches of sandy beach on the north shore of Lake Erie, Port Stanley offers visitors a unique mix of fascinating history, fine dining, natural attractions, shopping and great entertainment.
This quaint former fishing village is home to a waterfront Provincial Park where visitors can swim, picnic, and enjoy some of the best Lake Erie Yellow Perch and Walleye fishing off the pier.
Known as the “Jewel of Erie’s North Shore”,
Port Burwell’s blend of marine heritage
and undisturbed nature is showcased at the
Marine Museum, Port Burwell Provincial Park and HMCS Ojibwa Submarine.