Declaring itself “Ontario’s Scottish Destination on Lake Huron”, the town of Kincardine is known for its Scottish-themed festival complete with traditional pipers Highland Games competitions and Scottish food.

The town is also famous for its laid-back beach atmosphere, highlighted by Station Beach, a white sandy beach with sand dunes, beach volleyball courts and a change house, located within walking distance of Main Street.

Experience incredible sunsets, a historic (and some say haunted) lighthouse, local museums and more.

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Where is Kincardine?

Kincardine sits on the shores of Lake Huron in Bruce County, between the neighbouring towns of Port Elgin and Goderich. It is located roughly two hours’ drive north of London and just under three hours from Toronto.

The surrounding area is best explored by car or motorcycle, although many of Kincardine’s sites, including its main beach, are located within easy walking distance from the main street.

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Things to do in Kincardine

Discover a historic lighthouse

While the Kincardine Lighthouse and Museum is best known for its unique tower, it’s also rumoured to be home to a ghost—a Phantom Piper said to play the bagpipes as the sun goes down.

Learn local history

Learn all about Kincardine’s rich maritime history at the Walker House Museum, a local museum and heritage centre built inside a house that was originally constructed in 1850.

Visit a provincial park

Located about a 20-minute drive from downtown Kincardine, Inverhuron Provincial Park offers camping, hiking, a sandy beach and over 288 hectares of pristine nature.

Experience great views

Located near Victoria Park, the Queen Elizabeth Park Lookout offers a wide vista over the Penetangore River, Kincardine Harbour and the Lighthouse. Bring your camera and enjoy the view.

Spend a day at the beach

Bring an umbrella and beach towel to Station Beach, Kincardine’s main beach. Enjoy the vibes with beach volleyball, fine white sand and clear warm water.

Savour local fish and chips

A classic fish and chips shop, as well as one of the more popular restaurants in Kincardine, the Erie Belle serves a selection of locally crafted beers alongside freshly fried fish.

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Last updated: June 26, 2024

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