The Southern Ontario Traveller
Best Beaches And Shorelines...In Southern Ontario

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Sauble Beach tops the List!
Sail, Surf and Sun in Huron County
Delicious Picnics on Secluded Beaches
Port Stanley is the "Catch of the Day"
Boardwalks and Sand Dunes Smile Across the Border
Owen Sound is Naturally Great!
Best Fresh Perch and Hot Dogs Around!
Refreshingly Green in the Heart of Guelph
Grand River is the Place for Sports Fishing
When You just can't make it to the Beach Today
Water Fun Festivals in Chatham-Kent
Fort Erie's Clean Fresh Beaches
Ontario's South Coast of Sunshine!

Sauble Beach tops the List!
Voted the number one beach in Ontario, by the online readers of the Toronto Star in May of 2002, Sauble Beach, along the Lake Huron shoreline in Bruce County, once again finds itself at the top with Macleans magazine naming Sauble Beach one of the top 10 beaches in all of Canada. Sauble's pristine shoreline of 11 kilometres of sugar sand beach cradles the shallow warmth of Lake Huron providing with families multigenerational experiences, creating a lifetime of memories. Activities range from the quiet reflection of watching waves roll in, to the more adventuresome activities of kite surfing, sailing or canoeing the Sauble River.

Sail, Surf and Sun in Huron County
Travel to Huron County - Ontario's West Coast for the best in beaches and 60 miles of golden shoreline this summer. Sail out of Goderich, Bayfield or Grand Bend Harbours or stroll the marinas and view the boats. Sample fresh and smoked fish at the Bayfield Harbour. Windsurf, water-ski, and swim. Stroll the Goderich boardwalk and watch the lake freighters glide into the harbour. Relax in the sun or pick a shady spot at one of the 16 public beaches in Huron County. Experience a world famous sunset.

Delicious Picnics on Secluded Beaches
The City of Port Colborne has 19 beaches ranging from very secluded to a drive-on beach. The King George Inn will be offering overnight packages including an overnight stay in one of our 13 themed rooms and a day at the beach with a picnic lunch. We have a variety of packages guests including picnic lunches with a carriage ride to and from our picnic area. One of the picnic areas is Port Colborne's famous Lock 8 park, where you can relax and enjoy watching the ships enter one of the longest fresh water locks in the world. Another package that we offer will include an overnight stay followed with a day at Nickel Beach at your private shaded site and including a picnic basket full of cold cuts, fresh fruits and breads. All you need to do is add your favourite wine.

Port Stanley is the "Catch of the Day"
Whether you're from Down South or Down East you'll delight in discovering the maritime heritage of the fishing village of Port Stanley in Elgin County, Lake Erie. This is one of Lake Erie's oldest and last remaining working harbours, where you'll see fresh fish unloaded daily from mighty fishing boats and become fascinated viewing the giant gas rigs, barges and Coast Guard tugs. Port Stanley has two different beaches for you to explore, the Main Beach with over a mile of people watching opportunities with volleyball, beach bars, and music. Looking for something a little quieter, more sheltered and secluded? We'll let you in on the secret of Little Beach, our family beach of soft sand and shallow, safe waters.

Boardwalks and Sand Dunes Smile Across the Border
At Pinery Provincial Park, in the Sarnia - Lambton area, 8,000 years of post-glacial development have created the world's third largest active sand dune ecosystem, and one of Ontario's tallest. Its Lake Huron waterfront extends 8 kilometres with boardwalk beach access. Grand Bend and Ipperwash offer equally expansive public beach settings, with accommodation to suit all desires. Sarnia's Canatara Park beckons with a birds-eye view of ship and sailboat traffic from the two-kilometre beach on southern Lake Huron. The St. Clair Parkway's 17 free waterfront parks offer unrestricted sight-lines to the world's busiest shipping corridor, and three international crossing into Michigan, perfect for mini-circle tours.

Owen Sound is Naturally Great!
Wrapped by the Niagara Escarpment and the lapping waters of Georgian Bay, come visit scenic Owen Sound. Just 20 minutes away is one of Canada's top ten Beaches, Sauble Beach, or leave your footprints on Kelso Beach. Fish for salmon, scuba dive in Tobermory or sail out of our beautiful harbour on a sightseeing cruise. Canoe down the Sydenham River or discover nature on miles of hiking and biking trails. Stay at the Days Inn Owen Sound and enjoy our indoor pool, hot tub, fitness room, games room and full service restaurant "Kincaids". For the little ones, ask for our SHREK themed Room.

Best Fresh Perch and Hot Dogs Around!
Port Dover, located on the sandy shore of Lake Erie, has much to offer to make your time interesting, informative, exciting, relaxing and fun. Beaches and boardwalks, sunshine and sandals, festivals and celebrations, famous hot dogs and fresh perch, fancy yachts and picturesque fishing tugs, sunsets, sailboats and waterfront pubs. The Simcoe Comfort Inn offers overnight accommodations with continental breakfast for 2, welcome basket & 20 Dover Dollars. The Stay & Play package is $124.99 plus taxes.

Refreshingly Green in the Heart of Guelph
Lace up your walking shoes - it's time to experience the River Trails of Guelph! Follow the 20 km long Royal Recreation Trail throughout Guelph to see the sights and sounds of the city. At the junction of the Eramosa and Speed Rivers is the Lattice Covered Bridge; there is only one other like it in Ontario. If the kids are looking for something to do, Riverside Park is the place to see. Sights include a restored carousel, working floral clock, or a ride on the Riverside Express.

Grand River is the Place for Sports Fishing
The majestic Grand River, designated as a Canadian heritage river 10 years ago, winds through Brantford, Ontario as it travels to Lake Erie. Plenty of outdoor adventure awaits hikers, birders, bikers, canoeists, rafters, kayakers, and there is plenty of fishing too. Brown and Rainbow Trout, Walleye, Perch, and Pike are only a few of the fish species in the Grand River that offer great sport for the fishing enthusiast. Blue Heron Rafting; Heritage River Canoe & Kayak; and Grand Experiences are just some of the local outfitters ready to help you discover the natural beauty of the river in this community.

When You just can't make it to the Beach Today
Why drive to the beach when you can dip into Kiwanis Park - a clean & safe man-made lake? This is fun for the whole family! Come out and enjoy soccer, baseball, beach volleyball, horseshoe pits, playground equipment, a snack bar, and picnic shelter. Kiwanis Park is a great facility for individuals, families & corporate functions. Washrooms and change rooms are also available. A certified lifeguard is on duty. Kiwanis Park is close to the Grand River and offers a canoe launch. Explore a Canadian Heritage river, canoe rentals are available through Canoeing The Grand. There are many access points along the Grand River throughout Kitchener-Waterloo for your paddling & fishing pleasure.

Water Fun Festivals in Chatham-Kent
Catch a concert or a fish, while exploring Chatham-Kent's picturesque beaches & shorelines! Set sail for family fun in the cottage community of Erieau at 'The BIG Fishing Derby', July 3-18. A $25 entry fee lets you fish for Salmon & Pickerel/Walleye for the entire derby. You're invited to the Roots Festival 'Beach Party', July 10 at Rondeau Provincial Park. 'The Samba Squad', a 30-plus-member Brazilian influenced Toronto drum group performs a mixture of West African, Caribbean and Afro-Cuban Carnival rhythms, creating a truly exhilarating live music experience. Free admission!

Fort Erie's Clean Fresh Beaches
The Greater Fort Erie area is blessed with some of the most picturesque beaches and shorelines in Southern Ontario. These beaches have the distinction of being Caribbean-rated. Clean, fresh water beaches providing hours of pleasure to every visitor. The Holiday Inn Fort Erie/Niagara Convention Centre is just a few moments drive from four different beaches. With a number of guestroom and suite styles, every visitor will find the best accommodation fit for their needs. After a lazy day on the beach, enjoy a relaxing meal in Freeland's Restaurant, or perhaps a cool beverage in Freeland's Lounge, both on site. Excellent Golf and Cycling packages are also available for a well-balanced Fort Erie retreat.

Ontario's South Coast of Sunshine!
Hey Mom, Can we go to the beach? Ontario's South Coast offers miles of coastline to explore, and beaches galore to relax, play and unwind on. Planning on visiting Port Dover, Turkey Point, or Long Point? Make Travelodge Simcoe your hub for your travels throughout Norfolk County. You can also relax at our in-door pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room or enjoy use of our 9000+ square foot fitness club. Use our new kitchenettes to prepare your picnics for the beach! Call today for great summer pricing and packages. Dads, speaking of sand (traps) ask about our great golf package pricing.


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