Downtown Port Elgin, Ontario

Southampton's Beaches

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Main Beach - A Little Piece of Heaven

If a quieter, sandy beach stretching for several miles is your idea of heaven, the Southampton beach is the place for you! Stretching approximately 4 kms long, you will hear the gulls soaring above and the waves hitting the shoreline. Although the beach itself is sandy, the water bottom ranges from pebbly to rocky to sandy.

Read more about the Main Beach HERE.

South Street Beach

Further south, the sandy beach continues with shallow water and a sandy bottom. Swing sets dot the beach and, of course, kids (large and small) have to stop and try out each one! Family-donated benches (note the plaques on the seat backs) are conveniently placed for resting, sunset viewing, star gazing and just plain sitting.

Read more about South Street Beach HERE.

Pioneer Park Beach

North of the flag in Southampton, the beach is accessible to the public. It tends to be rockier and stonier here both on shore and in the water, but it's a beautiful walk along the water to the mouth of the Saugeen River which empties into Lake Huron. Watch the sunset or have a picnic at Pioneer Park located right at the river mouth.

You can read more about Pioneer Park Beach HERE.

Southampton's Dune System

Visitors and resident's alike are asked to stay within the rails as they travel to and from the beach area. You are asked not to climb or disturb these dunes. Sunsets are only one of Southampton's natural wonders! Along Southampton's shoreline is a unique and fragile dune ecosystem.

You can learn more about the dunes HERE.