Turkey Point Beach
Turkey Point Beach is a popular 2 km sandy stretch of beach on the shore of Lake Erie, overlooking Long Point Bay within Turkey Point Provincial Park. The park welcomes visitors for some of the best watersports, camping, swimming and outdoor fun in the area. The family friendly beach provides all the amenities you’ll need, as well as various watersport rentals for use on the beach and in the clear, crystalline waters.
For up-to-date information and details on Turkey Point Beach and Turkey Point Provincial Park, we recommend visiting the Ontario Parks’ website. For information about other places of interest to explore nearby, keep scrolling to see what Destination Ontario recommends.
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Turkey Point Beach offers many activities and amenities for guests looking to enjoy the warm waters of Lake Erie, especially those with younger children. Despite being one of Norfolk County’s top destinations in summer, Turkey Point Beach is a smaller, more intimate spot. The water has a designated, buoyed safety section to keep kids swimming in the shallow water.
There are 235 spacious, flat campsites available from May to October. Most sites are tree-lined and relatively private. RV pull-through sites, basic tent sites, radio-free sites, group sites and sites with electricity are available. Showers and bathrooms are located in close proximity to the campgrounds. Enjoy special summer programming and take advantage of the convenient Lake Erie Coastal Shuttle Service which operates on weekends and connects the towns, beaches, restaurants, breweries and wineries between Port Dover and Long Point. You’ll also find designated dog friendly areas, comfort stations, playgrounds, picnic shelters and a laundromat available for use throughout the park.
Turkey Point Beach offers all the fun you’d expect from a day at the beach like swimming or beachcombing, plus some surprising adventures. Take a Zodiac boat tour or bird watching boat cruise around Long Point, visit Long Point Eco-Adventures to ride their zipline canopy tours or stay in their unique glamping accommodations. You can also rent canoes, kayaks, standup paddleboards and flyboards.
Waveline Rentals offers Sea-Doos for rent along with jet boats, pontoon boats, deck boats and bow-riders. A par 34, nine-hole executive golf course is just a short walk from the beach, with 2,400 yards of play and a gorgeous bluff overlooking Lake Erie.
There are plenty of hiking opportunities in the area as well as fantastic trails for running, walking, cycling, mountain biking and birding. Other popular activities include yachting and sailing out of the modern McDonald’s Marina in town, which happens to be Canada's largest freshwater marina.
Visit the eateries nearby for al fresco dining and elegant meals. Local favourites include Sandbar on the Beach, the Jetty Bar and Grill, Kelly’s Cove and the Suntan Restaurant and Motel. There are many locally-owned B&Bs and cottage motels nearby where visitors will find comfortable beds and delicious menus. En route to or from the beach, stop for winery tours at Burning Kiln and Blueberry Hills Wineries.