Providence Bay Beach

Bruce Peninsula

Set on a long curving bay facing Lake Huron, this is arguably the best beach on the island. The sand is soft and tawny, the water calm, and it's backed by sand dunes, tall grasses and a well-maintained boardwalk trail. If you're yearning for beach time, this is the place to be.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Bruce Peninsula attractions

1. Perivale Gallery

7.79 MILES

This well-respected art gallery features works by a remarkable range of Canadian fine artists, sculptors and artisans. The gallery itself, a red farmhouse…

2. Church of the Immaculate Conception

12.09 MILES

This church in the round represents a tipi, a fire pit and the circle of life, and it mixes aboriginal traditions and Catholic beliefs. Colorful paintings…

3. Ojibwe Cultural Foundation

12.23 MILES

You're free to explore on your own, but guided tours of this insightful museum are highly recommended. Rotating exhibits reflect a rich history of legends…

4. Bridal Veil Falls

16.3 MILES

Just off Hwy 540 before Kagawong, there's a parking lot picnic area at the top of this pretty waterfall. A set of stairs leads down to the base where you…

5. Centennial Museum Sheguiandah

22.78 MILES

A cavernous museum along Highway 6 with a small but fascinating exhibit on the Sheguiandah archaeological site, including Paleo-Indian artifacts – pottery…

6. Misery Bay Provincial Park

25.44 MILES

This 10-sq-km park on the western end of Manitoulin offers several trails ranging in length from two to eight kilometers. Hikes include mixed forests,…