Nickel Beach

Summer Fun At The Beach

  • An outing at Nickel Beach in Port Colborne is a perfect way to spend a lovely summer day. The waters of Lake Eriemeet 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.

Due to a request from the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP), parking on the beach will not be available this year to accommodate the habitat and breeding grounds for the Fowler’s Toad, an endangered species in Ontario.

The City of Port Colborne has prepared for this change with upgrades to parking facilities and the expansion of parking lots to accommodate 260 new parking spaces. Now there will be even more space for visitors to park and enjoy the beach’s beautiful sandy shores. SplashTown Niagara is back for another summer of action-packed water park fun!

There is no gate entrance fee, and pedestrians or cyclists will have free access to Nickel Beach. Information on parking reservations

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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.
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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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Ranked #10 of 35 things to do in Port Colborne

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Money grabbing joke. Not friendly for older folks or people with physical disabilities. Seems like money is their only priority.

Sheumais

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Friends came and we decided on Nickel Beach for the day. I have not been there in a few years. First, can't park on the beach any more? We were told to drive to some parking lot. Directions were...

Shee88

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A friend and I visited Nickel Beach today and to our shock, we weren’t allowed to drive our car onto the beach like we did last year. We had come specifically for this because my friend has an ankle...

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