Port Stanley

Why hit the beach in Port Stanley?

Port Stanley's Main Beach is a long beach with one of the finest stretches of sandy beach on Lake Erie's north shore. Just how great is it? Port Stanley's Main Beach is one of only 27 in Canada to have earned official Blue Flag status for it's commitment to strict water quality and safety criteria. Port Stanley also features mats to make the beach more accessible to people using wheelchairs or strollers.

Looking for something a little smaller? Head down the road to Port Stanley's Little Beach, where you'll find 185 metres of secluded sandy beach and shallow water that's well protected by a berm.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Beaches


Who will love it?


Warm water temperatures and a sandy bottom that drops off gradually make this a great choice for kids.


The nearby downtown core features quaint boutiques, restaurants and cafes.


Good on-shore winds make Port Stanley a popular choice for windsurfers and sailors.

Interesting Excursions

This summer why not take a wine, craft brewery or food tour with Erie Fun Tours

Rent jetskis, canoes, kayaks, and SUP boards for your beach day in Port Stanley at Bridgeview Marina

Taste the amazing ice cream that’s been getting scooped up since 1984 at Broderick's

Bring your bike and explore the Lake Erie Waterfront Trail

Explore a 150-seat theatre located in the former Town Hall building and catch a performance at the historic Port Stanley Festival Theatre

Train lovers will love the great events including Day Out with Thomas, Railway Nostalgia, and Railway Heritage Day at the Elgin County Railway Museum

Catch a ride on an operating tourist railway running between Port Stanley and St. Thomas with the Port Stanley Terminal Rail