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Cozy four bedroom cottage w/ parking & wood stove
Entire cottage · 8 guests · 4 beds · 2 baths
Cozy four bedroom cottage w/ parking & wood stoveGetaway to the shores and sunsets of Lake Huron. , Hike or bike through woodland trails or along the beach, savour local world class restaurants, enjoy unique shops, then curl up with a book by the wood stove. Forget your worries in this spacious and serene space.
Tiny Fitness Retreat
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Tiny house · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath
Tiny Fitness RetreatLearnFit Retreat. Located in the heart of Southampton this tiny retreat is situated on our gym facility. Offering you a balanced vacation with the ability to join a fitness class or use open gym. Walking distance to downtown amenities, Lake Huron, Fairy Lake, Park with Splash Pad & so much more. Contact us for more details.
Cozy Southampton Beach House - Pets Welcome!
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Entire cabin · 6 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath
Cozy Southampton Beach House - Pets Welcome!Privately owned 2 bedroom + sunroom (with pullout couch) fully equipped cottage that blends modern comforts with a beachy feel. Located just a 5 minute walk from the sandy shores of crystal clear Lake Huron in the family-friendly town of Southampton Ontario, you won't find a better place to vacation! From a multitude of sporting activities, relaxing and playing at the beach or simply enjoying our world famous sunsets,Southampton is where you want to be for an authentic beach vacation!

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  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

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Southampton Haven Cottage
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Greens Landing
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Lake Front
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The Ladder House Suite
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Cedarvale Cottage
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Backyard Cottage 6
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Moore Escapes - Private 3 Bedroom Cottage
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Spring Mill Cottage 3
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Family Cottage close 2 everything room 4 everyone!
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Secluded private 1200' beachfront Log home.
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The Maples Cottages in Port Elgin - Cottage B
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Riverfront Cottage Private Single Bed

Your guide to Saugeen Shores

Welcome to Saugeen Shores

On Lake Huron in western Ontario, the Saugeen Shores region offers visitors broad stretches of sand up and down the lakeshore, making time on the beach the primary focus here. You can even go surfing — or try stand-up paddleboard surfing — in the lake’s waves. For other outdoor experiences, walk or cycle the Saugeen Rail Trail, hike through Sauble Falls Provincial Park to watch the waters cascading over the rocks, or head north to Bruce Peninsula National Park for hiking, snorkelling, and more beach time in one of Ontario’s most geographically distinctive regions. There’s also plenty of culture to be had in Saugeen Shores, which comprises Port Elgin, Southampton, and Saugeen Township, with several museums and heritage sights. If you’re interested in local marine history, plan a mini road trip to visit several lighthouses that still stand along the lake, including Kincardine Lighthouse, Chantry Island Lighthouse (accessible by boat tour only), and several more beacons along the Bruce Peninsula.


How do I get around Saugeen Shores?

It’s a 2.5-hour drive northwest to Saugeen Shores from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport (YYZ), the region’s main air hub. An airport shuttle bus makes several trips a day between YYZ and Port Elgin or Southampton. Flying into Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) is an option if you’re travelling from the United States, but allow at least four hours for the drive, depending on traffic at the border. From downtown Toronto, regular buses run to Port Elgin, which is close to a five-hour trip. While it’s possible to get to Saugeen Shores without a car, you’ll need a vehicle to get around the area, unless you’re staying right by the lake in town or are able to explore by bicycle.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Saugeen Shores?

Both spring and fall can be pleasant in Saugeen Shores, particularly in autumn as the foliage takes on its vivid colors. But the region really comes alive in the summer, when the beaches are busy, the weather is warm for hiking and cycling, and all the area’s attractions — some of which operate only between summer and fall — are open. Weekends are always busier than midweek, especially in the summer and fall, so consider Sunday through Thursday stays if you’d like to avoid the crowds. To attend an Indigenous powwow, plan your visit in August for the Saugeen First Nation’s powwow near Southampton or the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation’s annual festivities at Cape Croker Park on the Bruce Peninsula. In winter, when the snow falls, much of the Saugeen Shores area seems to hibernate.


What are the top things to do in Saugeen Shores?

Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre

With plenty of interactive exhibits, the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre in Southampton offers engaging ways to learn about the culture and heritage of the Lake Huron region, from its agricultural and nautical roots to stories of local life.

Grey Roots Museum and Archives

Another regional heritage center, the Grey Roots Museum in Owen Sound, 45 minutes from Saugeen Shores, has a pioneer village that can be fun for kids to explore, as well as well-designed exhibitions about the area’s Black history, Indigenous culture, and notable women.

Bruce Peninsula National Park & Fathom Five National Marine Park

Spend at least a day exploring these two Parks Canada-run parklands: Bruce Peninsula National Park at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula, and Fathom Five National Marine Park in the waters just offshore. Hike along the limestone cliffs and turquoise bays, or head for Flowerpot Island, with the unique rock formations that give the island its name. You can also snorkel or scuba dive to see the more than 20 shipwrecks that lie beneath Georgian Bay. The headquarters and visitor centers for these parks is in the town of Tobermory, 90 minutes north of Saugeen Shores, if you’re looking for more information to help get you oriented.