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Port Stanley Main Beach


Port Stanley Main Beach is a Blue Flag Beach for the 2023 season*.

Port Stanley Main Beach is an urban sand beach enjoyed by thousands every summer. It is situated on Lake Erie's north shore, with beach volleyball, boardwalk, free parking, friendly service, lots to do and everything you need close by. There are superb and historic B&Bs, elegant harbourside inns, fully equipped cottages, cozy retreats and much more. The beach is staffed with lifeguards from late June until early September. A beach wheelchair is available while the lifeguards are on duty and washrooms and change facilities are accessible for people with disabilities. Port Stanley is only 10 minutes from St.Thomas and lies at the mouth of Kettle Creek.

It was once known as the “Coney Island of the Great Lakes” with the beach featuring amusement rides, an outdoor theatre, and a giant water slide. Today you won’t find these things, but Main Beach with its sandy shore is still a popular attraction in Port Stanley. It is also the first beach on Lake Erie to receive the Blue Flag distinction.

*A Blue Flag beach is one that meets strict water quality and safety criteria. These beaches are certified annually as being clean, accessible, eco-friendly, and having great water quality! Swim Drink Fish is the National Operator for Blue Flag in Canada.

For more information, visit www.blueflag.ca

Photo by Sameer Vasta

Water Quality

Passes water quality tests 95%+ of the time.
Water quality information provided by Swim Guide with the support of RBC Royal Bank.

Blue Flag

This beach has Blue Flag status.
Blue Flag beaches and marinas meet strict criteria. Learn more about Swim Drink Fish Canada's Blue Flag program.


Lake Erie

Traditional Territories

Attiwonderonk (Neutral)


Treaty 2, 1790




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