Nickel Beach

Tailgate on the beach

An outing at Nickel beach in Port Colborne is a perfect way to spend a lovely summer day. The waters of Lake Erie meet the shore on this idyllic beach. Walk along the sandy stretch, enjoy a dip in the clear waters, play some games or relish a picnic basket on the shore. You can also drive your car right on to the beach!

It’s a great place to hang out with your family, friends or on your own. If you choose to drive in with your car there is an entry charge. If you don’t want to do that, you can park your car outside for free.

Due to COVID-19 there are some operational changes to the beach. Be sure to visit their website for details before enjoying the sun and sand on the shores of Lake Erie.

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Since the sand on the beach is soft and fine, it’s a great place for a walk. You can also play some games in the open area including volleyball and beach soccer. Or, just relax, stare into the horizon, watch the boats bobbing by in the distance and soak in some Vitamin D. Nickel beach is also quite safe for a swim due to its shallow waters. If you have worked up an appetite, enjoy a picnic lunch while relaxing on the shore. Kids can explore the sand dune formations, build sandcastles, pick seashells on the shore or splash around in the water. Restrooms are located on the beach and they are well-maintained.
Wildlife & Scenic Views
 
The beach is also home to the Fowler’s toad, native to North America. It is found only at a few places in Canada, and Niagara is one of them. Shores and sand dunes are its natural habitat so don’t be surprised to see one or two hopping along the beach.
 
Scenic views all around offer plenty of photo opportunities. And when sunset approaches, the sky takes on various hues making the views even more beautiful. It’s a great way to spend a summer day. Just ensure that you follow all the rules and regulations. No alcohol or open fires are allowed on Nickel beach. Don’t litter the beach, keep it clean so that the next batch of visitors too can enjoy it just the way you did!
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69 Lake Rd, Port Colborne, ON L3K 3C8, Canada

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Ann12242

Toronto, Canada

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Extremely busy. If you have children I would find a different beach as cars can park directly on the beach, a child got hit by a car while we were there. Not a beach I would go to again.

mariae394

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

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We went to this beach several times this summer. The first two times we got stuck in the sand and barely got our truck out. Just as we decided to visit less or look for an alternative the people who...

evaloveLM

Vaughan, Canada

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beautiful beach! the 3 of us had a fantastic time, my son 2 years old couldn't get enough of playing in the sand and cooling off in the water . The cost of $50 seemed a bit much for non local...

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