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 a $10 entry charge. If you don’t want to do that, you can park your car outside for free.
Niagara Region Beach
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!