Our Famous Waterfrontcatsmedia2018-05-18T12:00:42-04:00
Our Famous Waterfront: Beach Days Are Happy Days
LET THE SUN SHINE IN
The best beach in Ontario is right here in Cobourg. Scenic views, a boardwalk, and gorgeous white sand to sink your feet in deep. All you have to do is relax. Feel the hot sun on your skin. Take a refreshing swim in calm, blue water. The true pleasure of leisure isn’t wasting a day in bed, it’s lounging somewhere beautiful that reminds you how wonderful life really is.
Cobourg Beach is a family friendly destination. For the little ones, there are splash pads and play equipment with monkey bars and climbing structures. The waters are clean and shallow with life guards that are on duty during primetime swimming hours.
There’s an accessibility beach mat from the gazebo to the water’s edge, so people using wheelchairs, strollers and walkers can experience the beautiful harbour right to the shore.
WHERE TO EAT
When you’re hungry, snacks and ice cream are a few steps away at the beach canteen, operated by The Market & Smor. Bringing you fresh food right to the water, everyone will be able to enjoy smoothies, bubble tea, coffee, smor sandwiches, salads and so much more. Where else can you get vegan ice cream? Right next to the canteen is the Freakin Rican Food Truck that will dish out the best tacos and fried goods. You also don’t want to miss the Hot Diggety Dog stand beside the campground. Or just an easy stroll one block north will bring you to a selection of many great restaurants in our historic downtown.
VICTORIA PARK – PICNICS, GROUPS + PAVILION RENTAL
Bring a picnic or have one of our restaurants pack one for you. You can eat on the beach or go to Victoria Park, a 22-acre park adjacent to the beach for some shade and a picnic table. Picnic tables are on a first come first serve basis.
Planning a group outing in Victoria Park? Groups over 50 require a picnic permit by contacting the events coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in renting the Lion’s Pavilion please contact email@example.com.
KAYAKS, CANOES + PADDLEBOARD RENTALS / CLASSES
OM SUP offers stand up paddle boarding for beginners, floating yoga and social SUP for kids and adults. Private classes and group/team building opportunities are also available. OM SUP is located at the Breakers Motel, 94 Green Street at the east end of the beach.
Green Canoe Outfitters offer paddle board, kayak and canoe rentals at their storefront 90 King Street West as well as at their beachfront location at the Breakers Motel, 94 Green Street.
We welcome dogs on a leash along the boardwalk and in adjacent Victoria Park. We don’t allow dogs directly on the beach.
Victoria Park is a picnic only park, sorry, no barbecues are allowed.
COBOURG MARINA & VICTORIA PARK CAMPGROUND
Frequently described as the best kept Marina on Lake Ontario, the Cobourg Marina has a lot to offer. There are 187 slips with 20 or 30 amp power and water at most, as well as a separate check-in dock in the inner harbour, and on those occasions when the slips are all taken, the sheltered outer harbour is perfect for anchoring overnight.