Kincardine's main beach area blends the beauty of an unspoiled beach with the unique history of its community. The restored lighthouse sits guard over the harbour which is a mere saunter to the pier, water, the boardwalk, playground equipment, washrooms, changerooms, snackbar and the sand. Play a game of beach volleyball or meander along the boardwalk, which stretches from the harbour to St. Albert Street.
Station Beach has been designated a Blue Flag Beach, which indicates a consistent, and high standard of water and beach quality. When our beach water is deemed un-safe for swimming due to high bacteria levels (e.g. following rain storms, etc.), the Flag will not fly. Check out our Blue Flag Beach BROCHURE
Station Beach is a sandy beach with a smattering of small pebbles lining the water's edge, the water is shallow with a gradual slope. Sunning and swimming are the most popular activities for people of all ages.
The boardwalk, bordering the beach, is a great place to stroll or jog and catch a bit of exercise. The boardwalk can be a learning experience, too. Soak up some local marine history as well as the sun through the interpretive signs with information about local shipwrecks.
From the north side of the Pier to Saugeen Street
This smaller stretch of beach is great for children. MacPherson Park (aka Tiny Tot Park), boardwalk, washrooms, a covered picnic area (at Dunsmoor Park), lots of shade trees, the Rock Gardens, the Pavilion and Lovers Lane add to the ambiance of this part of the beach. Parking is plentiful and, just like Station Beach, this rock scattered beach gently slopes into Lake Huron. Sand bars off the shore add a unique dimension to wading out into the lake.
The white sand beach here beckons beachgoers of all ages. Despite the shallow water and a gradual slope into deeper water, strong undertow warning signs are posted. Keep a close eye on children, large and small. Little shade means sunscreen and hats! There are a choice of two accesses to this sandy beach: County Road 15 west of Tiverton or at Inverhuron Provincial Park (follow the signs).
Located just minutes south of the town of Kincardine in Huron-Kinloss, Boiler Beach has been a local favourite for years! Rocks scattered at intervals along this sand beach only add to its attractiveness to beachgoers! Another wonderful beach for younger children as the lake bottom has a gentle grade to deeper waters. Large rocks are visible in the water but not enough to hamper water play. This is a popular beach with the residents and cottagers along the road. And the infamous Boiler from the Erie Belle, which sank just off the coast, still sits on shore, marking this beach as a historic gem!