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Trails - Long Beach Conservation Area

Spectacular sunsets over Lake Erie are a common sight at Long Beach Conservation Area
(photo: Connie McCutcheon)

General Information


Long Beach's main attraction is easily its abundant beachfront shoreline. The sand and pebble beach is a natural playground for those who like to swim, sunbathe, boat, fish… the sky is the limit! Visitors can walk the shoreline for miles, or relax on the beach and enjoy the Lake Erie scenery. Those with a keen interest in geology can explore the exposed limestone rock that makes up part of the beach, and examine fossilized remains of ancient plants and animals.

Long Beach has over 250 campsites, washroom and shower facilities. It is the perfect place to walk along the beach, bike the trails, or hike the meandering pathways through the mature mixed forest. Be sure to keep you eyes open for wildlife and song birds. All visitors to Long Beach should be aware that there is a small fee to enter the conservation area.


Features include a sandy beach and 225 serviced and unserviced campsites. Launch your boat, fish, play bocce ball, horseshoes, baseball, or just enjoy your picnic while the children swim or play on the playground. The abundant beach shoreline is Long Beach’s main attraction. The sand and pebble beach is a natural playground for those who swim, sunbathe, boat, sail, fish, sailboard, jet-ski, etc. the list is only limited by the imagination. Visitors can stroll the shoreline or open a lawn chair in the shade to enjoy the great Lake Erie breeze!



Hours of Operation

May – October
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM daily


Day use and camping from the Victoria Day weekend through the fourth weekend in September. Reservations can be made for the camping season that runs from the Friday of Victoria Day weekend through the end of September.


A total alcohol ban is in effect for Victoria Day and Labour Day weekends.
Pets must be on a leash at all times.
No horseback riding is permitted.





From Toronto:

1. Travel along QEW Niagara and take Exit 57, Victoria Ave. (RR #24).
2. Turn Right onto South Service Rd.
3. At the lights, turn Left onto Victoria Ave. (RR #24).
4. Proceed along Victoria Ave. (RR #24), which turns into Hwy 3, to the Stop sign at Ostryhon Corners in Wainfleet.
5. Turn Right at the stop sign onto Regional Rd #3, and drive to the end of the road (it will become Concession #1)
6. Turn Left onto side road 30, drive 3 km to the end of Lakeshore Road.
7. Park is on the left.

From Buffalo:

1. Travel along Hwy 3 West towards Port Colborne.
2. Turn Left onto Station Rd.
3. Turn Right onto Lakeshore Rd.
4. Park Entrance is on Lakeshore Rd.


Ownership & Management

Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority


Parking, Washroom Facilities, Showers, Boating, Canoeing, Camping, Swimming, Sports Facilities and Seasonal Events.

Admission Fee

See http://www.npca.ca/conservation-areas/ca-fees.htm#longbeach for details


Municipality Wainfleet



GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 42.8735025938
Longitude -79.4234124311

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