2017 Hours of Operation

May 19, 20, 21 & 22; May 26, 27 & 28

9:30 am - 8:00 pm

 June 2 - September 4

Monday – Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday, Saturday & Sunday – 9:30 am - 8:00 pm



Nickel Beach


Nickel Beach

Located on Lake Erie at the southern end of Welland Street at Lake Street, close to downtown Port Colborne on the east side of the Welland Canal. Nature lovers will be interested in exploring the sand dune formations, Carolinian Forest and home to the Fowler Toad, a protected species. This public beach area contains more than 2km of white sands, shady picnic spots, washrooms, swimming, and open areas for recreational activities such as beach volleyball or beach soccer.

A daily or seasonal access pass is required for all vehicles and occupants entering the beach property. Season Passes can be purchased during regular business hours at Nickel Beach, City Hall (66 Charlotte Street), or the Roselawn Centre (296 Fielden Avenue).

Email Nickel Beach for more information!


Admission Rates

Day Pass
Day Pass (per vehicle) $10.00
Walk-ins FREE
Season Passes
Resident $100.00
Non Resident  $125.00
Resident Senior (65+)  $75.00
Non Resident Senior (65+) $100.00

Rules & Regulations

Rules & Regulations:

R-Zone Respect & ResponsibilitySafety 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.