To view the current beach water results for our beaches please visit Southwestern Public Healths webpage here.The Municipality of Central Elgin is fortunate to be situated on over the northern shores of Lake Erie. Central Elgin operates 4 public beaches in the Village of Port Stanley (Main Beach, Little Beach, Erie Rest Beach and Pumphouse Beach)

Come out and enjoy the warm sandy stretches, which are ideal for picnicking, swimming, paddle boarding, boating or simply kicking back and relaxing. Have confidence in the water's quality and safety regulations.


Parking is available for our beaches and boat ramp locations. For more information please visit the Parking section


Beaches can be an accessibility challenge for visitors and residents using walkers or wheelchairs. Due to the soft sand; wheels and legs of walkers can sink in, making them tough to maneuver.

As part of the commitment to making Central Elgin beaches as accessible as possible, the Municipality continues to research beach accessibility measures to help visitors and residents explore the shorelines.


The Municipality offers a smooth, cement walkway. Which is wide enough to allow for 2 wheelchairs to pass.


Installation MobiMats allows wheelchairs and strollers to better access the beach. The mats are 2 metres. They run from the boardwalk to the beach, and along the beach as well.

Beaches MobiMats for Accessibility

Hippocampe Chairs

These allow people with reduced mobility to move around freely between changing rooms, showers, and waterfronts. They can be submerged in water to simplify access to swimming. The seat and footrest cover is made of comfortable hydrophobic foam that protects its user.

There are 2 available at the Main Beach's lifeguard tower during beach patrol hours, and available for use upon request. They are free of charge, but users are asked to provide identification.

These chairs were made possible by a generous donation from the Port Stanley Lion's Club.

Beach Hippocampe Chairs for Accessibility