Southampton, Ontario is part of the Saugeen Shores township in Bruce County, on the unspoiled shore of Lake Huron. Southampton Beach is the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of the town, and is a focal point for locals, tourists, events, activities, incredible Northern Lights opportunities, and of course, the infamous Southampton sunsets.
The main beach stretches 4 kilometres from the cenotaph and big flag pole to the end of the boardwalk over to Gerry’s Fast Food, and then continues on to the lush and natural sand dunes. To the north is a marsh area home to many birds, fringed with butterfly gardens, ultimately leading to the harbour and pier housing the Southampton Range Light (lighthouse).
The Southampton waterfront is also home to a historic boardwalk and Pioneer Park, along with multiple swings and a selection of benches. Approximately one kilometre off the shores of Southampton Beach, lies Chantry Island, home to both an imperial lighthouse and a federal bird sanctuary where many species can nest, breed & feed in safety. The island can be easily seen all along Southampton Beach.
The Southampton Beach brings people together to enjoy it’s warm sand, clean water, welcoming environment, and unbeatable nightly sunsets. Southampton Beach is the absolute best destination in Canada.