Providence Bay Beach

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
  • Parking

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.

A Little About Central

The Municipality of Central Manitoulin is located in the centre of Manitoulin Island with an abundance of lakes, rivers, and beaches. The Municipality includes the villages and hamlets of Mindemoya, Providence Bay, Spring Bay, Sandfield and Big Lake. We offer diverse attractions and unique landmarks such as our sandy beach in Providence Bay or access to Lake Manitou, the largest lake on the island. We invite you to visit our community in the "heart" of Manitoulin Island. 

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