Sun & Sand
sun & sand
Explore More Along the Shore!
Nestled between the shores of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, sandy beaches, rocky waterfront and grassy banks lead you to lakes, canals, lighthouses and conservation areas. The sun shines in every season, making Niagara’s South Coast the region’s waterfront destination!
Different Day, Different Beach!
With many public beaches to choose from, stay close to town and all the action happening at Crystal Beach or Nickel Beach. Or spend quality time with the family collecting rocks and finding treasures along the shoreline at Long Beach. If you don’t enjoy cleaning the sand out of your car, Welland’s grassy banks along the Recreational Canal offer a perfect setting to rest and recharge.
Don’t forget to tag #NiagaraSouthCoast with your beach location and share your experience!
Reach the Beach
How to get to a beach, where to park and what to expect!
Beaches are accessible all year long for your enjoyment. To ensure you know where to park and what to expect, please take some time to plan your visit by clicking on any of the links provided.
Summer access to beaches changed in alignment with capacity for safe travel policy. Beach-goers are encouraged to review up-to-date beach rules on municipal sites or through social channels. Some require paid access during summer season while many are free to visit.
Long Beach Conservation Area on Lake Erie is situated along the migration pathway. Forest and lake habitats provide birdwatching, wildlife viewing and photography opportunities for nature enthusiasts.
Great for beginners or experienced riders, HorsePlay Niagara offers a 1½ hour trail ride including the beautiful beach on horseback as well as back country trails including woods and remote paths and the Trans Canada Trail.
In a tent or a trailer, the South Coast has many campgrounds to accommodate all ages and stages of nature adventurers. Windmill Point Park & Campground and Knights Hideaway are located in Fort Erie. Pleasant Beach Campground & Sherkston Shores are in Port Colborne. Long Beach in Wainfleet has over 200 serviced & unserviced sites. Camping season runs from May to October.