Our kite school is located in the town of Sauble Beach www.saublebeach.com on Lake Huron along the Bruce Peninsula coast. The beautiful sandy shores of Sauble Beach and the shallow waters of Oliphant provide steady winds and ideal conditions for learning to kiteboard. Join us for a day and experience a real adrenaline rush! …………
Sauble Beach is a world class Blue Flag beach and voted one of the best beaches in Canada. It’s located on the west coast of the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario. Sauble Beach is the world’s second largest fresh water beach stretching some seven miles along the pristine blue waters of Lake Huron. It has long been a tourist destination but in the last few years become a Mecca for kiteboarders for one simple reason. Sauble Beach is the windiest place in Ontario from early May to late October. In the spring and fall we usually ride cold fronts from the NW. In the summer light afternoon thermal winds from the SW are common requiring big kites for light wind riding. The occasional summer thunder storm from the west produces some amazing swell for wave riding, especially at the mouth of the Sauble river. This location is not recommended for beginners but an ideal location for intermediate to expert riders.
Public washrooms located in the pavillon at the 6th Street and Lakeshore Rd. There are no lifeguards and paid parking is enforced during the busy summer months only. Beach access points thru the sand dunes are clearly marked and the environment should be respected at all times. Please note Piping Plovers usually nest in North Sauble Beach in spring and are usually gone by June. This area is usually marked and patrolled by local volunteers.
In summary, spring and fall are the best times to ride Sauble Beach. Times to avoid are July and August when it’s busy with swimmers & the beach gets crowded during the day.
Places to Eat:
Subway, Two Chicks, Beach Burger, Crowd Inn, McBeth’s, Main Station, Sauble Dunes, Channings
Lodging: plenty of places from cottage rentals, motels, camping , B&B’s….
sorry no all inclusive 5 star .
Play: Volleyball, Jetski, Wakeboard, SUP
Oliphant Fishing Islands (North & South)
North Oliphant is actually known as Sandy Bay Cove. It is the farthest bay north in the Oliphant Fishing Islands. There are two access points:
First is on the beach at the end of Spry Lake Rd. in front of the former Sandy Bay Cove Restaurant.
The second access point is further down the beach closer to the island and the gap. This area is pristine and clean with very shallow water and an expansive beach due to the low water levels of the great lakes. The water is flat to choppy and is ideal for beginners to experts. For this reason the local kite schools use this beach on W or NW winds.
The bay is large enough to accommodate fifty plus kiters and gets quite busy on long weekends in the summer.Everyone is asked to respect all signage and be considerate of all beach users especially swimmers in the water. The local environment group called the Friends of Oliphant Coastal Environments (http://fooce.org/) is working to preserve the natural ecosystem.
South Oliphant is a few kilometers south along picturesque Shoreline drive. Public washrooms are located next to the private marina in front of the famous old Oliphant dance pavillion. This small bay is located at the end of Oliphant Way between Lonely Island & Whiskey Island and holds 20 or so kiters and works best on a SW wind.Note: This is a popular area for beginners and a training spot for several kite schools. Please be courteous and ride upwind of training students.
Shallow water and a sandy bottom make it ideal for the beginner to expert kiteboarder. In the summer time it gets busy with local cottagers and kiters are asked to respect designated swim areas.
There are several camping resorts in Oliphant including Fiddlehead, Trillium and White Sands. If there’s no wind you can take a boat tour and snorkel over shipwrecks in the crystal clear waters. For more info contact Fishing Island Tours http://www.fishingislandtours.com/
The old shipping port town of Wiarton is a short drive across the peninsula on the Georgian Bay side and offers all the amenities of a modern city. Sit back and enjoy what the Bruce Pennisula has to offer.Fo more info Join the local kite group on Facebook : Bruce Grey Kiteboarding Association, Ontario Kiteboarding Association, Local Kitespots