Turkey Point Beach

Turkey Point Beach

Turkey Point Beach is a popular two-kilometre sandy stretch of beach on the shore of Lake Erie within Turkey Point Provincial Park and overlooking Long Point Bay. Despite being one of Norfolk County’s top destinations in summer, this family-friendly beach is a small, intimate spot.

Discover some of the best camping, swimming and outdoor fun along the warm waters of Lake Erie. The beach provides all the basic amenities like washrooms, a playground and picnic areas for day use visitors and comfort stations with showers for campers. There is also a designated dog exercise area.

The sun shines brightly on a sandy beach and blue water lake.

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How to get to Turkey Point Beach

Location: Turkey Point Road, Simcoe

By car: The beach has a paid main parking lot. Paid parking is also available along Cedar Drive. Find free street parking on Ordnance Drive, about 15 minutes south.

By transit: Ride Norfolk operates on-demand service Monday to Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Request a trip through the website or mobile app. Take the bus to 2 Turkey Point Road, a five-minute walk from the beach.

Know before you go

The operating season at Turkey Point Beach runs from early May to late October.

The beach features a designated, buoyed safety section to keep kids swimming in the shallow water, however there is no lifeguard on duty. Personal flotation devices for swimmers are available from the parking lot entrance (with a refundable deposit).

Things to do at Turkey Point Beach

Discover more activities and experiences.

Enjoy a swim

Spend the day swimming or beachcombing in the crystalline waters of Lake Erie. Turkey Point Beach has a designated, buoyed safety section to keep kids swimming in the shallow water.

Get out on the water

Rent canoes, kayaks, standup paddleboards, flyboards, jet boats or deck boats from Waveline Rentals. This premium waterfront company features Ontario’s largest fleet of Sea-Doos.

Explore the area

Take a ride on a 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.

Go birdwatching

Bring your binoculars and view waterthrush, warblers, Acadian Flycatchers and other birds. Birdwatchers flock to this area during the seasonal spring and fall migrations.

Set up camp

Enjoy camping in one of 235 spacious, flat campsites. Most sites are tree-lined and private, with showers and bathrooms located near the campgrounds.

The warm sandy beach, clear Lake Erie shoreline and trees at Turkey Point.
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Interesting facts about Turkey Point Beach

Settled in the 1790s, this stretch of shoreline was referred to as “Ontario’s Riviera” for its beautiful beaches and warm waters.

Originally called Charlottesville, the village at Turkey Point was an important commercial hub in Upper Canada due to its courthouse, law offices, registry offices and hotels. This all changed when the courthouse burned down in 1815 and the seat of Norfolk County was moved to Vittoria.

Since then, Turkey Point has become a popular tourist destination known for the expansive Turkey Point Provincial Park and gorgeous family-friendly beaches.

Accessibility Features

Accessible beach access routes

One or more beach routes with firm and stable surface provides access to the edge of the sand. All slopes, ramps, handrails and boardwalks comply with the technical requirements of  Ontario's accessibility laws. 

Accessible parking

At least one identified, reserved parking  space with a safe, clearly marked  accessible route from the designated  parking area to an accessible building  entrance.

Accessible washroom

An accessible washroom stall has  adequate manoeuvring room for mobility  devices. Includes grab bars, transfer  space, accessible door latch, sink with  knee clearance, and lever handles or  automatic sensor faucets. 

Information available in alternative format

Accessible formats (e.g. for menus,  brochures, etc) and communication  supports are provided in a timely manner  upon request at no extra charge in  consultation with the person making the  request.

Service animals welcome

Service animal can be identified by visual  indicators (guide dog or other animal  wearing a vest/harness); or  documentation available from a  regulated health professional to confirm  the animal is required due to a disability. 

Support persons welcome

Support persons are welcome to provide  services or assistance with  communication, mobility, personal care,  medical needs or access to facilities.  Please check with the organization about  entry fees, if applicable.

Universal washroom

Separate, individual washroom with  adequate manoeuvring room for mobility  devices. Includes grab bars, transfer  space, accessible door latch, accessible  sink with knee clearance, easy-to-use  faucets and adult change table. 

Wheelchair and/or mobility devices available

Wheelchairs and/or mobility devices are  available, free of charge, or for rent. 

Last updated: April 22, 2024

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