Enjoy miles of beach access across Chatham-Kent.
Rondeau Provincial Park boasts the region’s longest beach with 14 kilometres of smooth sand stretching along Lake Erie. The parks’ protected shelter of Rondeau Bay offers excellent swimming while Wheatley Provincial Park also provides good beach access to visitors. Clearville Provincial Park offers an abundance of wildlife, clean beaches and nature trails.
Beachcombers can relax on Erieau beach or enjoy a walk along the narrow pier toward the lighthouse that is surrounded by Lake Erie. The beach area features a park and playground, sand volleyball and barbeque grills. Adventure seekers can rent boats and equipment for water sports. Accommodations and restaurants are also available.
The warm and shallow waters of Mitchell’s Bay make it a popular beach community. People can choose to swim in the bay or cool off at the nearby splash pad and play in the playgorund. Visitors can extend their time in Mitchell’s Bay with an overnight stay at a cabin, campground, cottage, or motel.
The Seasonal transit route to recreational activities in the North Kent (Mitchell Bay) and South Kent (Erieau) is now underway. Route "S1" will serve Chatham, Erieau and Mitchell Bay with stops in Grande Point, Pain Court, Charing Cross and Blenheim. The service runs annually from the Victoria Day weekend in May and continues though until Labour Day. Route S1 will operate every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday between the hours of 9:00am and 8:00pm.