Port Dover

Why hit the beach in Port Dover?

 

Walk the beach in Port Dover and you’ll feel like you’ve arrived in the ultimate Ontario resort town. The scenic pier is the place to be for fishing, taking a romantic stroll or watching the tugboats return with their daily catch.

Port Dover also features mats to make the beach more accessible to people using wheelchairs or strollers.

All inquiries regarding the reopening of Port Dover beach can be forwarded to covid-19@norfolkcounty.ca  or call 519-426-5870 ext 9999.
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Who will love it?

FAMILIES

A great sandy beach and easy access to urban comforts make this a great choice for kids.

SMALL TOWN CHARM SEEKERS

The downtown core is just steps away and features quaint boutiques, restaurants and cafes.

MOTORCYCLISTS

Try the CRUISE THE COAST ROUTE, a 6-hour, 263-km/163-mile cruise along the scenic north shore of Lake Erie, or the RIDE NORFOLK ROUTE, the famous Friday the 13th ride to Port Dover.

In and Around Port Dover

Behind the Glass

  • 1709 Front Rd
  • +15195869858

Learn about the journey from grape to glass during this private tasting experience. Enjoy a tasting flight of five wines, accompanied by gourmet food…

Self-Guided Winery Tour

  • 377 7th Concession Road
  • +15194209097

Enjoy a relaxing self-guided tour for you and your guest. Roam through the vineyards and orchards and sip on some award-winning hard ciders and hand-crafted…

Big Creek Kayak

  • 1730 Front Rd
  • +15195869300

Join a serene and relaxing paddle up and down Big Creek as it cuts and winds through the breathtaking beauty of our Carolinian forest. Experience towering…

Country Road Mixer Tour by Ride the Bine

  • Wineries and Breweries around Norfolk, London and Elgin
  • 15194107490

Enjoy the dips and curves of the backcountry roads and the sleepy hamlets that speckle the landscapes. Experience outstanding hospitality and delicious…

Lakeside Sips Tour by Ride the Bine

  • Wineries and Breweries around Norfolk, London and Elgin
  • 15194107490

Taste your way through Norfolk County, an emerging wine region in Ontario. Experience outstanding hospitality and delicious wine from 4 of wineries nestled…

Sudsy Sips London Tour by Ride the Bine

  • Wineries and Breweries around Norfolk, London and Elgin
  • 15194107490

Sudsy Sips London will take you to a selection of 4 local breweries – a flight included at each, a perfect way to spend an afternoon in Canada’s London!…

Sudsy Sips Norfolk! Tour by Ride the Bine

  • Wineries and Breweries around Norfolk, London and Elgin
  • 15194107490

Sudsy Sips will take you to a selection of 4 local breweries – a flight included at each, a perfect way to spend an afternoon in Norfolk County! – Stops may…

The Cheesy Mixer Tour by Ride the Bine

  • Wineries and Breweries around Norfolk, London and Elgin
  • 15194107490

Taste the flavours of the County and beyond with this fun, fast-paced tour through some of Norfolk County’s picturesque farmland. Taste wine, beer, cider and…

The Exclusive London Mixer Tour by Ride the Bine

  • Wineries and Breweries around Norfolk, London and Elgin
  • 15194107490

The London Mixer is an exciting new curated tour for those looking for an exclusive beverage experience. Taste limited releases, create a one-of-a-kind craft…

The Lambton Mixer Tour by Ride the Bine

  • Wineries and Breweries around Norfolk, London and Elgin
  • 15194107490

The Lambton Mixer showcases some of Lambton’s newest and oldest craft producers. Take a journey to one of Ontario’s newest emerging wine regions and…

The Norfolk Mixer Tour by Ride the Bine

  • Wineries and Breweries around Norfolk, London and Elgin
  • 15194107490

The Norfolk Mixer will delight you with 4 stops which include tasting flights of wine, beer, and cider all produced locally with love. – Stops: Burning Kiln…

Wishbone Brewing Company

  • 80 Alice Street

Wishbone Brewing Company is a newly opened craft brewery, taproom, and bottle shop in Waterford. They offer a selection of Sours, Ales, Seltzers, and other…

211 Main

  • 211 Main Street
  • +15195833251

Nestled in the beach town of Port Dover, 211 Main offers the perfect dining experience for family and friends alike! From the fresh off the grill burgers to…

5 Beach Avenue Cottages

  • 5 Beach Ave
  • +19054077529

Lovely clean, spacious, cottages on or across from the beach. Enjoy all the amenities, checkout our video and activity packages. Book early, cottages rented…

Andy's Drive-In

  • 3710 Highway #59
  • 15198752631

Andy’s Drive-In is located just minutes north of Langton, Ontario, at Andy’s Corners on Hwy 59. Andy’s Drive-In has been serving customers great…

Apple Hill Lavender

  • 1795 Windham Rd 11
  • +15194261841

Our century-old family farm grows tree-ripened, fresh apples as well as fine English and French lavenders. Fresh and dried lavender, distilled essential oil…

Artist Workshop

  • 95 Pond St
  • +15194262949

An open studio where members can come and let their creativity fly! Hosted events with special artistic instructors open to members as well as the general…

Backus Heritage Conservation Area

  • RR#1
  • +15195862201

Memorable family adventures await at Backus. It's the perfect place to stay with facilities for both tent and trailer campers and group campsites. The…

Backus Woods North

  • Norfolk 24
  • 1-866-281-5331

Backus Woods is one of the highest quality old growth hardwood forests in all of Ontario and the best remaining example in the Carolinian Life Zone. The…

Backus Woods South

  • Sugarbush Trail
  • 1-866-281-5331

Backus Woods is one of the highest quality old growth hardwood forests in all of Ontario and the best remaining example in the Carolinian Life Zone. The…

Backyard Brewing Company

  • 96 Norfolk Street South
  • 2894401298

Welcome to Norfolk County's newest brewery, Backyard Brewing Company. Featuring fresh ingredients from their own backyard, and an ever evolving…

Baer Fishing Adventures

  • 1730 Front Road
  • +15197188113

Baer Kayak Fishing and their team of experienced guides offer first class kayak fishing adventures in the Long-Point area of Lake Erie, and throughout the…

Barrel Pizza & Spaghetti House Restaurant

  • 131 Queensway West
  • +15194260068

Established in 1988, the Barrel Pizza & Spaghetti House Restaurant is a family-operated business now in its third generation with recipes that have…

Bayside Vacation Resort

  • 50 Erie Blvd.
  • +15195868561

Bayside Resort is a wonderful place to have an exciting vacation or even just a quiet get-away.  Our fully furnished cottages, available in…

Bayview Harbour Marina

  • 156 Wolven St.
  • +12263980242

Bayview is a family oriented marina. If you're up early, you can enjoy not only the peace and quiet of the morning but the beauty of the sun as it rises over…

Great Local Eats

211 Main

  • 211 Main Street
  • +15195833251

Nestled in the beach town of Port Dover, 211 Main offers the perfect dining experience for family and friends alike! From the fresh off the grill burgers to…

Andy's Drive-In

  • 3710 Highway #59
  • 15198752631

Andy’s Drive-In is located just minutes north of Langton, Ontario, at Andy’s Corners on Hwy 59. Andy’s Drive-In has been serving customers great…

Barrel Pizza & Spaghetti House Restaurant

  • 131 Queensway West
  • +15194260068

Established in 1988, the Barrel Pizza & Spaghetti House Restaurant is a family-operated business now in its third generation with recipes that have…

Beach House Restaurant

  • 2 Walker St
  • 15195830880

Dine on the beach overlooking Long Point Bay. Now owned and operated by the Knechtel Family, The Beach House, formerly Callahan's, invites you to enjoy their…

Bella's Bakery and Cafe

  • 1048 Bay Street
  • +15195867888

My passion turned into reality with the creation of Bella’s Bakery & Boutique in which I invite all of you to relax in our comfortable and welcoming location…

Boat House Restaurant

  • 13 Front Street
  • +15195869316

Family Restaurant serving the Port Rowan and area for 12 years.

Burning Kiln Winery

  • 1709 Front Rd
  • +15195869858

Located at Burning Kiln Winery in St. Williams, Canned Heat is a memorable dining experience for those wanting to grab a quick bite after an authentic wine…

Circus Room Diner

  • 959 Highway 24
  • +15194263782

Circus Room is a family Diner with a local bar. We are well known for our 10+ Different Poutine types and south coast Favourite Burgers. We also boast about…

David's Restaurant

  • 168 New Lakeshore Road
  • +15195830706

At David's Restaurant, Executive Chef John Crowley works hard to ensure excellent quality and service using local Ontario and Norfolk County products. Relax…

Erie Beach Hotel & Restaurant

  • 19 Walker St
  • +15195831391

Family owned and operated for over 65 years, Erie Beach Hotel & Restaurant is located just steps from the Port Dover harbour and public beach. The…

Fisherman's Catch Bar & Restaurant

  • 18 Walker Street
  • +15195831801

Family Style Restaurant located just down the street from Lake Erie's Beach. Specializing in fresh Lake Erie Perch and Pickerel. Casual, warm, friendly…

Harmony Pastry Shop & Cafe

  • 2541 Highway 24 North
  • +15194266760

Harmony Pastry Shop & Cafe has been in business since 1984. We are a well established family run business with over 30 years of baking and pastry experience…

Kerry's St. James Street Eatery

  • 10 St James Street
  • +15194434000

A relaxing, nostalgic, "retro" atmosphere. The best cup of coffee you've ever tasted! Just off the beaten path. Come in or let us cater your events.

Knechtels on the Beach

  • 2 Walker St.
  • +15195831908

A local favourite for decades, Knechtel's is right on Port Dover beach and serves up their famous fresh Lake Erie Perch and Pickerel along with all your…

M's Good Food

  • 318 Main Street
  • +15195830108

At M’s Good Food our goal is to provide families with healthy meals that are easily prepared or ready to serve. We strive to use seasonal, fresh, local…

Normandale Century Inn and Restaurant

  • 2326 Front Rd
  • +15194268345

Located in picturesque Normandale by Potter's Creek on Lake Erie, our general store is over a century old. The Inn features comfortable rooms with en-suite…

Old Cut Boat Livery

  • 39 Rogers Avenue
  • +15195863302

Owned and operated but the Ferris family for over 70 years, the Old Cut Boat Livery is the closest stop to the fishing grounds on Long Point’s Inner Bay and…

Ritzy Cakes & Eatery

  • 20 Alice Street
  • +15194430964

For owner Robin Reitz, cake is an edible art form, so a lot of work goes into every single one of her baked goods. With flavours like pumpkin spice, banana…

Schofields Bistro

  • 243 Main St.
  • +15195833400

Ambiance abounds here – fresh flowers, exposed brick walls and restored original hardwood floors, art decor lighting, ceilings and attentive…

Serafina

  • 14 Norfolk St S
  • +15194269990

Dine in take out! Gourmet soups, salads, sandwiches, artisan baked goods, sweets and much more! Quality and Freshness. Private meeting/banquet room and…

The Arbour

  • 101 Main St.
  • +15195830611

The Arbor has been feeding the appetites of the locals as well as thousands of visitors to Port Dover since 1919. Located steps from the beach, the Arbour is…

The Blue Elephant Restaurant

  • 96 Norfolk St S.
  • +15194282886

One of the most refined casual dining establishments in the area, Blue Elephant features an excellent selection of Thai food plus an ever changing menu items…

The Combine

  • 352 Norfolk St South
  • +12264403369

Located in a century home, the Combine features a menu built on local bounty. The dishes, made with seasonal and regional ingredients along with the…

The Crepe House

  • 2012 Park Street
  • +15195839018

Through a perfect balance of pleasant service, a nice atmosphere, and excellent quality dishes, The Crepe House is one of Port Dover's hidden gems!…

The Jetty Bar & Grill

  • 236 Ordnance Avenue, Turkey Point Marina
  • +15194282121

Family-friendly restaurant overlooking Long Point Bay. Lunch, buffet dinners and more. Lakeside patio and live entertainment. LLBO and local transportation…

Where To Stay

5 Beach Avenue Cottages

  • 5 Beach Ave
  • +19054077529

Lovely clean, spacious, cottages on or across from the beach. Enjoy all the amenities, checkout our video and activity packages. Book early, cottages rented…

Backus Heritage Conservation Area

  • RR#1
  • +15195862201

Memorable family adventures await at Backus. It's the perfect place to stay with facilities for both tent and trailer campers and group campsites. The…

Bayside Vacation Resort

  • 50 Erie Blvd.
  • +15195868561

Bayside Resort is a wonderful place to have an exciting vacation or even just a quiet get-away.  Our fully furnished cottages, available in…

Beach Boyz B&B

  • 4 Leslie Ave.
  • +15192225177

Beach Boyz B&B is located just minutes from the beach on Lake Erie and historic downtown Port Dover. Two comfortable, themed bedrooms await you. Both are air…

Beach View Cottages

  • Pine Street
  • +15194269260

Beach View Cottages gives you exactly that, a beach view. Enjoy a view of Turkey Point beach in one of our cottages. 2, 3 and 4 Bedrooms, clean…

Best Western Little River Inn

  • 203 Queensway West
  • 15194262125

Our quaint little Inn is nestled in Simcoe and it's conveniently located near all the businesses and organizations in the area. Simcoe's corporate hotel…

Cedar Cottage Bed & Breakfast

  • 146 St James St. S
  • +15194435743

Stay in a private cottage room. Located in Waterford, Cedar Cottage offers a spacious room with ensuite bathroom and a private sitting area. Two large…

Clonmel Castle

  • 150 Prospect Street
  • +15195830519

Clonmel Castle sits high on Prospect Hill, surrounded by three acres of English gardens, wrapped in a hand-crafted stonewall. From its impressive hilltop…

Comfort Inn Simcoe

  • 85 Queensway East
  • +15194262611

This Comfort Inn hotel offers its guests unsurpassed value with premium amenities and offers numerous themed packages designed for diverse tastes and based…

Culverdene House

  • 812 Norfolk Street South
  • +15194283315

Culverdene House is a heritage-designated home on 1.6 treed acres just south of Simcoe close to Port Dover.  Culverdene offers two spacious guest rooms…

Deer Creek Conservation Area

  • 1929 County Road 45
  • 1-877-990-9934

Experience the tranquility of northern Ontario closer to home. This scenic park features 40 campsites, including 13 with electrical service and a large group…

Dover House Bed and Breakfast

  • 17 Morgan St
  • +15195833654

Bright lakeside hospitality and fresh local flavour await you at Dover House Bed and Breakfast! Speaking of food, we love to cook so breakfast is always a…

Erie Beach Hotel & Restaurant

  • 19 Walker St
  • +15195831391

Family owned and operated for over 65 years, Erie Beach Hotel & Restaurant is located just steps from the Port Dover harbour and public beach. The…

Five Blocks North B&B

  • 208 McNab Street West
  • +19055411479

Stay at this Historic home and enjoy the hospitality from owners Bryn and Mike. Amenities include a hot tub, outdoor living room with fireplace and comfy…

Hidden Valley Park

  • 61 Mole Side Road
  • +15194265666

Enjoy the quiet peace of southern Ontario’s wilderness by the shores of Lake Erie at Hidden Valley Park. Whether you’re partial to fishing and boating…

Hide A Way Hills

Take a trip to Hide-A-Way Hills. This luxury glamping experience has hiking and biking trails all around with the most beautiful sights! Located in Norfolk…

Homegrown Hideaway

  • 524 St John's Rd E
  • 15199099851

Take a step back relax and reconnect at Homegrown Hideaway glamping and special events. At Homegrown Hideaway, you can escape into a forested wonderland…

Inner Bay Marina & RV Park

  • 5 Town Line St.
  • +15195863767

We are situated on Inner Bay, Lake Erie; nestled between Long Point and Turkey Point, which is the perfect location for fishing, boating, and swimming. The…

Jones Cottage

  • 22 Van Norman St
  • +15194200418

Charming and beautifully restored church features a floating loft, large private deck, airy light interior and comfortably fits 2 to 4 persons.

Long Point

  • Erie Blvd
  • +15194269497

Long Point Region conservation areas offer plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors: camping, fishing, hiking, canoeing and swimming, to name a few. Spending…

Long Point Eco-Adventures

  • 1730 Front Rd
  • 15195869300

Take a break from the usual hotel experience! Long Point Eco-Adventures provides luxury glamping accommodations which are not only unique to the Long Point…

Mabee March Cabin

  • 1730 Front Rd
  • 15195869300

This four season cabin is available year-round and takes your cottage experience to the next level. This cabin is located on the bluffs of the Turkey Point…

Long Point Getaway

  • 136 Erie Boulevard
  • +15195867432

Long Point Getaway is a unique cottage management company based in Long Point, Ontario. Known for its customized, family cottage rentals that don't…

Long Point Provincial Park

  • Erie Blvd
  • +15194269497

Long Point Provincial Park, a 40-kilometre-long sandspit which is recognized as a biosphere reserve by the United Nations. It's a world-renowned refuge and…

Lynedoch Lyceum B&B

  • 295 Charlton St
  • +15195828679

Step back in time as you enter the historical Lynedoch Public School and enjoy our warm hospitality. Start each day soaking up the refreshing view of our…

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