Located on the south shore of Manitoulin and looking out upon Lake Huron, the beach at Providence Bay is said to be the best in Northern Ontario. Early native inhabitants of the area called the bay Bebekodawangog, which translates as “where the beach curves around the water”. In later years, after being shipwrecked offshore, survivors of the wreck reached the beach and called the bay ‘Providence’.
Beach amenities include:
- Harbour Centre (seasonal)
- Wheel chair accessible boardwalk
- Annie McNichol Playground
- Adult exercise equipment
- Public Washrooms (seasonal)
- Picnic Area
Leisurely stroll along the boardwalk or fish for salmon in the waters of Lake Huron. Families will enjoy the playground for the children as well as the exercise equipment for adults, and everyone one will enjoy the relaxing island atmosphere.