Nickel Beach, Port Colborne
Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Nickel Beach is located in Port Colborne. Arrange your visit to Nickel Beach and discover more family-friendly attractions in Sherkston using our Sherkston tour planner.
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Access for vehicles was locked - maybe since Labour Day? 30 - 50 km/h winds, more than a dozen kite-surfers there today. Really interesting to watch all stages of preparation, getting onto the board, ... read more »
Cycling on Reuter Rd. to Lakeshore Rd. through a lovely treed enclave at the end. We were initially on the Friendship trail but turned off near Nickel St. across the tracks to Reuter Rd.
Best beach around - clean. Can drive your car to the spot you would like to be at. Staff helpful. Views of ships passing thru the Canal entering and leaving. Cool !!!!
Took the kids on a perfect day, $10 vehicle fee which is worth it or there is parking outside the gate if you wish to walk and carry in your beach gear. The beach was groomed and clean, the city staff were friendly and helpful. Spent the entire day packed sandwiches, snacks and a cooler with water and soda, washrooms but no snack bar. Great beach, inexpensive family day out.
Nickel Beach is a beautiful place to go. I have lived in the area most of my life and it's one of the nicest for sure on Lake Erie. Very long with lots of walking and lots of space for everyone. Right now (August 2016) the water is crystal clear. The beach is clean. There are times when the small inlet (upon entering) has seaweed due to the shape of the landscape. This is very natural. Go further down where the water moves more freely. The city works hard to keep it clean and offers students employment for the summer. Definitely worth the trip!
Sunday June 19,2016. Water was nice but that's about it. Beach was covered in algae. Beach looked nicer farther down , but I could not drive there because the sand was too deep. Would have tolerated it if I didn't have to pay to get in. They are more interested in taking my money and searching me for alcohol than providing a nice beach experience. Nickel Beach can do better. I found a nicer beach for free with no risk of getting my car stuck.
Drive on for $10 or walk on for free. Limited walk on parking so get there early. No alcohol permitted. If driving make sure you have a 4x4 vehicle or you'll get stuck!
Nice sand. The water is shallow a long way out making it ideal for kids to play in. There are industrial lands in the distance around the beach area but it is still a nice e place to relax with the family. One thing to note; there is a fair amount of algae right at the edge of the water once past it the water is clean and clear.
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