Saugeen Shores, Ontario, Canada is located along the shores of Lake Heron at the foot of the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario, Canada. The town is formally a result of an amalgamation of 3 townships called Southampton, Port Elgin and Saugeen. It was then, in 1998, the beach region was officially named the Township of Saugeen Shores.
On many ocasions the Saugeen Shores region has been recognized as one fo the best places to watch an Ontario sunset. There are many ideal spots on the shores of Lake Heron to take in a sunset including any of the 6 Port Elgin sandy beaches, Southampton Beach, and MacGregor Point Provincial Park.
The adventures and activities popular in the region of Saugeen Shores include surfing, swimming, beachcombing, walking, sightseeing tours, biking, boating, sailing, fishing, water skiing, golfing, birding, hiking and picnicking.
Services in the community popular with tourist are the many cottages and beach resorts in the region. There are also hotels, motels, campgrounds, vacation homes, bed and breakfasts, gas stations, restaurants, pubs, grocery stores, coffee shops, library, and transportation.
The parks, trails and places of interest in Saugeen Shores includes those in and near Port Elgin including MacGregor Point Provincial Park, Saugeen Rail Trail, the Brucedale Conservation Area, Woodland Trails, Lake Ridge Trail, Cenotaph Park and the long line of sandy beaches along the shores of Lake Huron (Port Elgin Main Beach, Eidts Grove, Gobles, North Shore, Shipley, Miramichi) and then there are those near Southampton including Pioneer Park, Long Dock, South Street Beaches. Other parks and trails in the Southampton area include Fairy Lake, Grant Ferris Fisherman Park, Copway Trail and Waterfront Trail.