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Enjoy everything Saugeen Shores has to offer year round.

Port Elgin Beaches

In the Port Elgin area you will find 6 unique beaches! People have been visiting Port Elgin and its waterfront since the late 1800's. Once you visit you'll understand why these sandy beaches and updated harbour are what bring people back, year after year. Our various beaches suit a family day at the beach complete with playground or a secluded beach for some private time with your sweetheart. Having so many beaches offers many options and lets us all spread out and share while keeping our distance.

Southampton Beaches

Southampton is known for its beautiful and unspoiled sandy beach. The beach stretches for kilometres and is home to rare dune grass. Dune grass helps keep the sand on the beach. The Southampton waterfront is home to a historic boardwalk - the Pinafore - Pioneer Park and the beach has a variety of swings and benches for young and old alike to enjoy. Along the shoreline, the view of Chantry Island and its historic 1856 Imperial Lighthouse is remarkable from any vantage point.

MacGregor Point Provincial Park

Beaches - Trails - Wildlife and more. MacGregor Point is one of the most ecologically diverse natural places along the Lake Huron shoreline. A complex ecosystem unfolds at this all-season park on a seven-kilometre stretch of coast, just south of Port Elgin. Park interpreters offer a full summer program of activities, including guided walks by the shore and through silver maple swamps, cattail marshes, ponds, fens and bogs that reveal unusual inhabitants. Feed the chickadees from your hands!

Parks & Trails

Saugeen Shores has a variety of parks for all to enjoy. Playgrounds abound and Port Elgin & Southampton both have a splash pad. There is an outdoor workout park, parks with sheltered areas and for our furry friends, an off leash dog park with lots of space to run free. Each trail in Saugeen Shores offers a unique experience. You can walk along the North Shore Trail from Port Elgin to Southampton, through the brush of the Woodland and Biener Trails or along the RailTrail that follows the old CN line through town. Walk around Fairy Lake in Southampton or around the loop at Nodwell Park.

Historic Walking Tours

The Town of Saugeen Shores has self-guided walking and driving tours that help you explore the rich heritage of our community. These tours highlight heritage buildings and historical places of interest in the area.

Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre

Experience this world class museum where the new marries the old and discover the stories from Bruce County.

Chantry Island

Chantry Island is located on Lake Huron, just over a mile southwest of the Saugeen River mouth in Southampton, Ontario. On the island is a majestic Imperial Lighthouse built in the mid 1800’s, as well as the Keeper’s quarters and a boat house. For 2021 the majestic tower can be viewed from shore from Northshore Road, north to Southampton. Stop and enjoy the view. Tours are planned to start again Summer 2022.

Port Elgin Beach Market

Each Wednesday, in the summer, the Port Elgin waterfront transforms into a bustling outdoor beach market, complete with food, clothing, treasures and baubles galore. Starts June 30, 2021. Runs 9am to 3pm.

The Southampton Market

The Southampton Market blends the quaint atmosphere of a general store with the size and merchandise selection of today’s factory outlets.

Lakeview Summer Markets

Monday in Sauble Beach - Tuesday in Oliphant - Wednesday in Wiarton at Blue Water Park - Thursday in Sauble Beach - Friday in Hepworth at the Ball Diamond

Golf Courses

For over 80 years avid golfers have made Saugeen Shores their golf destination. Our five golf courses are complimented by beautifully maintained fairways, and challenging settings. Start your day off visiting our quality golf courses with their finely manicured putting greens and driving ranges.


The Saugeen River flows west, rolling through scenic Bruce County landscapes and emptying into Lake Huron in Southampton. With 100km of river and 15 Access Points, the Saugeen features everything you could want, from wide, slow-flowing sections to exciting white rapids and eddies, making for an unforgettable journey and memories that will last a lifetime.

Winter Activities

Enjoy everything Saugeen Shores has to offer in the winter. Cross country skiing, snow shoeing, hiking, snowmobiling, photography and winter fun like sledding, snow angels, snow ball fights and building snow forts.