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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Beaches


Who will love it?


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


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


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.

Interesting Excursions

Check out the palm trees on the beach from the great patio at the Beach House Restaurant

Learn about Lake Erie shipwrecks, ship building, Long Point, rum running, and other aspects of lakeside life at the Port Dover Harbour Museum

Visit some of the nearby wineries on Ontario’s South Coast Wine Trail

Rent a stand-up paddleboard and go for a glide, or try a floating yoga class with South Coast Watersports

See Port Dover from the water on a scenic one-hour tour on the Lynn River and into the Black Creek Nature Reserve with Nomada Charters

Catch a performance at one of Ontario’s most successful professional summer theatres, the Lighthouse Festival Theatre