Length of stay: 1 day
Visited: August 2021
Port Bruce Provincial Park is a day-use park that is located in the hamlet of Port Bruce. It’s main attraction is its 200 metre long beach along Lake Erie. Admission into the park is free and in addition to swimming, the park also provides picnic facilities and a few restrooms.
After going for a super short hike at Trillium Woods, we drove to Port Bruce to see whether its beach lived up to its reputation. We parked along the side of the road and traded in our hiking shoes for flip flops. We got changed in the restrooms and hit the beach.
There are several access points to the beach from the main road, which helped spread out the crowds. The beach itself is sandy near the road and becomes progressively more pebbly closer to the lake. We placed our towels on a piece of driftwood and tested out the water.
The water was quite pleasant. The only drawback were the pebbles which make it a bit challenging to get in and out of the water. It’s also a super steep drop off. Within a few feet from the shore, the water was already up to our waists.
After our swim, we sat on a piece of driftwood to dry off. We then got changed and drove down to the Bruce Port Pier, which is located just north of the park. We picked up some ice cream cones from the Pier Restaurant. We then walked down to the Port Bruce Pierhead Light and quickly ate our ice cream before it melted.
And with that it was time to head out.
My progress on the Ontario Parks Challenge can be found here