We are continuing "The Neighbourhood" feature with a look at one of our favourite beaches in Ontario, Sauble Beach.
Sauble Beach is located off the warm shores of Lake Huron and is said to be the second longest fresh water beach in the world (after Wasaga Beach, also in Ontario - We have many lake beaches in Canada). Due to the shallow sandbar waters along Lake Huron, Sauble beach benefits from exceedingly warm water perfect for bathing and a myriad of water sports. During the summer months the beach town becomes a hot resort favourite among families in Ontario, who head to the Bruce Peninsula in hoards. The towns population can swell from it's original 2000 residents to over 100,000 seasonal residents in the span on a weekend. Many Photographers take advantage of this Western facing beach which bears witness to spectacular sunsets year round.
Just a stone throw away from Sauble Beach are the Sauble River Falls located within the Sauble Falls Provincial Park. Up the Sauble River, families regularly fish, canoe, boat,raft, swim or take a cool dip in the shallow areas of the falls. The provincial park also offers great hiking trails and camping grounds.
Main Street at Sauble Beach offers a variety of boardwalk-type stores and restaurants from bikini and surf shops to ice cream parlours or patio style diners.
Sauble beach is a great weekend getaway and definitely deserves a visit if you haven't been before. Rent a cottage and drive up with friends... you're guaranteed to have a fantastic time.
While in Sauble Beach: Find Vintage Clothing store, "The Patch" - They have got the cutest summer dresses there.
Take a look at Jack n Jills Webcam to find out what's happening on Sauble Beach. (if you push the control cam button and select lake, you can control the camera to get a better view of the lakefront)