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Located on the south shore of Manitoulin and looking out upon Lake Huron, the beach at Providence Bay is said to be the best in Northern Ontario. Early native inhabitants of the area called the bay Bebekodawangog, which translates as “where the beach curves around the water”. In later years, after being shipwrecked offshore, survivors of the wreck reached the beach and called the bay ‘Providence’.
Beach amenities include:
- The Harbour Centre - Restaraunt, Discovery Centre, History Room and Washrooms (Seasonal)
- Wheel chair accessible boardwalk
- Accesibiliy mats (Mobi Mats) at the playground and down to the beach. Please note the mats do not go into the water.
- Annie McNichol Playground
- Adult exercise equipment
- Public Washrooms/Changerooms (seasonal)
- Picnic Area
Leisurely stroll along the boardwalk or fish for salmon in the waters of Lake Huron. Families will enjoy the playground for the children as well as the exercise equipment for adults, and everyone one will enjoy the relaxing island atmosphere.
No Dogs on the Beach
Out of consideration to others and in accordance with By-Law 2021-07 no off leash dogs anywhere at the beach or boardwalk, leashed dogs are permitted on the boardwalk only. A fine of $200.00 may be issed for non-compliance. Please pick up your dogs waste.
No Overnight Camping, Littering or Fires on the Beach
Additionally, there is to be no overnight camping, littering or fires on the beach.
Thank you and enjoy beautiful Providence Bay.
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