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Where Lake Erie waters meet more than a 2km of white sand providing great wind or kite surfing, swimming, paddle boarding and sunbathing. Amenities include picnic tables, washroom facility and open recreation to play beach volleyball or beach soccer, Nickel Beach provides visitors with a natural recreation facility. On the north shores of Lake Erie, nature lovers will be interested in exploring the sand dune formations, which includes the habitat of the Fowler Toad (protected under the endangered species act Art. 9 and 10),as well as the Carolinian Forest.
Located at the end of Welland Street at Lake Road, close to downtown on the east side of the Welland canal. A daily or seasonal access pass is required for all vehicles and occupants entering the beach proper. You can purchase a daily pass and season pass at Nickel Beach entry gates during regular business hours, in addition the season pass is available at City Hall.
Rules & Regulations:
R-Zone – Respect & Responsibility – Safety First!
Ø Alcohol and dogs are not allowed on the beach (By-law 5503/100/10).
Ø Due to safety and security parking will be limited on the beach to the first 150 motor vehicles.
Ø Additional parking is available on the west side of the secondary entry gates.
Ø Vehicles stuck in the sand may be subject to towing fee, *towing service fee may be applied by a 3rd party.
Ø Open fires are not allowed on the beach/park property.
Ø Launching of motorized watercraft is not allowed.
Ø No trailer or overnight camping is allowed.
Ø Swimming is not supervised.
Ø Regional Public Health Water Quality notices will be posted on receipt.
Ø Hours of operation are subject to change and may be adjusted due to severe weather and heat advisory.
Ø The City of Port Colborne advocates proper waste management & recycling programs, your assistance is appreciated in keeping the beach property clean and tidy.
*Note: The City of Port Colborne and staff is not liable nor equipped to handle hauling out/towing service.
Call: (905) 834-4882 or 905-835-2900
2017 Hours of Operation:
June 3&4; 10&11; 17&18–
Saturday & Sunday Only – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monday, June 19 - Monday, September 4, 2017:
Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday – 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
(Including statutory holidays)
Please note: Alcohol and Dogs are not permitted on the beach.
Daily / Weekend Passes
Daily Pass per Vehicle
Resident Senior (65+)
Non Resident Senior (65+)
Season Passes can be purchased at Nickel Beach, City Hall (66 Charlotte Street), or the Roselawn Centre (296 Fielden Avenue).