Chatham-Kent is Canada’s ‘sunny south’ destination for numerous clean, sandy beaches along the shallow shorelines of Lake St. Clair, Lake Erie and two protected bays. Miles of beach access in several Chatham-Kent communities give beachcombers their choice of destinations during summer months.
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.
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. Visitors can extend their time in Mitchell’s Bay with an overnight stay at a cabin, campground, cottage, or motel. Mitchell’s Bay restaurants serve the local catch.