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Experience Lake Erie




Come on out and enjoy all that Lake Erie has to offer! Recreational activities include boating, fishing, swimming, beach volleyball, sandcastle building, sunbathing, picnicking and so much more.


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Beach and Harbour 

It's easy to enjoy everything Colchester Beach has to offer. Swim in the blue waters of Lake Erie or cool off at the top of the bluff.  Borrow a volleyball from the harbour kiosk and spend some time spiking balls over the beachside nets. Dock for the day or book a fishing charter.  To ensure that water at public beaches is safe for swimming, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit monitors Colchester Beach on a weekly basis throughout the summer. 
Beach Water Quality Results are updated weekly online. You can also call the Beach Hotline at 519-258-2146 ext. 426 (H20) for updates. 




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Fishing Charters that operate out of Colchester Harbour include: 

Need bait? The Town of Essex operates a bait shop that offers worms, minnows, and artificial bait. It's open every day during the season.

You can also check out South Shore Tackle at 250 Clithrow St, Harrow, ON N0R 1G0.




girl playing at splash padSplash Pads

Colchester Beach is adjacent to a Pirate Ship Playground and Splash Pad at the top of the bluff. Borrow a volleyball from the harbour kiosk and spend some time spiking balls over the beachside nets. When it's time to refuel, cool down at The Wreck at Colchester Harbour or head up the street to a pub or restaurant.

For a second splash pad experience, head over to the Harrow and Colchester South Community Centre. The splash pad is located beside a new play structure that is perfect for small children.




Canoe and Kayak

Canoe and Kayak 

Secluded and self guided. Launch your own canoe or kayak from the dock at Cedar Creek, just off Arner Townline (County Road 23). Paddle from Cedar Creek to Cedar Beach in just over an hour and enjoy breathtaking views of Carolinian woodlands, landscapes dotted with rare flora and fauna, and abundant wildlife. Remember to bring your binoculars! 

The picturesque Colchester Beach and Harbour provides residents in the Town of Essex and surrounding areas with a waterfront chaulk full of features and amenities for all ages and abilities to enjoy.  Rent pedal-boats, kayaks and stand-up paddle-boards or launch your own canoe or kayak from the beach or the docks and head out on to the water for a laid-back day on the lake.

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