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Travel to Huron County - Ontario's West Coast for the best in beaches and 60 miles of golden shoreline this summer.

Where you can sail out of Goderich or Bayfield Harbours or stroll the marinas and viewing the boats. Sample fresh and smoked fish at the Goderich and Bayfield Harbours or windsurf, jetski, waterski, or swim. Stroll the Goderich boardwalk and watch the lake freighters glide into the harbour.

Sixteen public beaches in Huron County offer the ultimate opportunity to relax in the sun or to find that perfect shady spot to experience a world famous sunset.

With an abundance of places to stay and eat, stay in Huron County for the day or several relaxing days.

Norfolk County invites you to bring along your beach towel, lawn chair and appetite and explore the sand or surf in Port Dover, Turkey Point, Long Point, Port Rowan and all points in between! Fresh perch, pickerel, foot long hotdogs, grilled burgers, ice cream and our renowned thirst-quenching "Golden Glow" are perennial family favourites. Fishing, scuba diving, boating, bird watching, camping as well as many summer festivals and events are just a few of the activities available. Just 25 minutes from Brantford, 45 minutes from Hamilton, and an hour from London or Kitchener, the beaches of Norfolk County are closer than you think.

Whether you want to be in it, on it, or by it… Chatham-Kent was made for water-lovers with some of the most refreshing and inviting sandy beaches in Southern Ontario. Located along the north shore of Lake Erie, Erieau is widely known for its beautiful beach and fantastic fishing - catching a trophy-size fish is only a hook away in Erieau! Mitchell's Bay is located along the southeast banks of Lake St. Clair, well known as a retreat for families and fishermen alike with duck hunting, ice fishing and Bass fishing keeping enthusiasts busy - year round.

Bordered on the south by Lake Erie, "Incredible Elgin" County is your holiday spot to enjoy a memorable beach vacation. Elgin County has four main Ports - Port Glasgow in the west, Port Stanley in the central area, and traveling east you will find Port Bruce and Port Burwell. Spend the day on a sandy beach, suitable for swimming, boating, and fishing (off the docks, the rocks or by boat) and then as an added bonus you will find every type of dining from fine dining, to specialty fish restaurants to French fries and burgers on the beach. History abounds with heritage buildings and quaint rural villages offering a unique selection of shops and exciting summer theatre. Visit one of the oldest wooden lighthouses in Canada as operating steam & diesel trains take you back in time. Countywide murals & first class sport facilities will welcome you to our diverse urban towns and cities. Still want more? Visit one of three award winning wineries in the area. The area offers signed birding, hiking & cycling trails and an abundance of art galleries, museums, farm markets and even specialty farming. All within two hours of Toronto - get away from it all ~ visit "Incredible Elgin".

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