For those who love the water and Lake Ontario Boating, Fifty Point Marina Near Oakville, Ontario ranks near the top of their 'ports to visit' list when travelling by water at the western end of Lake Ontario.
Fifty Point Marina, with it's natural beauty and rustic appeal, offers the travelling boater a chance to experience one of the very finest of marinas in the Golden Horseshoe area.
Setting sail from our home port of Bronte Outer Harbour Marina in Oakville, we recently enjoyed an overnight stay at this enchanting stop near the village of Stoney Creek, Ontario.
Saying Goodbye to Bronte Outer Harbour and the Village of Bronte for a Few Days.
'Our Native Land'....and Water.
Flying the Canadian Flag on Ronin as we sail across the western end of Lake Ontario.
Burlington Bridge looms in the distance as we cross the lake.
With binoculars in hand, we scanned the distant shoreline looking for the green marker that shows the entrance to the marina. The marker came into view and as we neared the entrance to the harbour, we lowered our sails and prepared to dock.
Our slip was on the eastern shore of the harbour not far from a wooded path that led to the two secluded beaches.
'Ronin', our home away from home docked at Fifty Point Marina.
The next morning we set out along the path and soon found ourselves on a quiet beach where two dogs swam while their owners talked nearby.
We found out that we had arrived at the 'dog beach' and that the 'human beach' was a short walk further along the trail.
As we crossed a grassy field and walked up a small rise, the 'people' beach came into view. The sandy, crescent shore revealed itself as we reached the summit of the gentle slope.
Being used to the white sand beaches of the eastern end of Lake Ontario, I gazed down with interest at the slate coloured granules of sand beneath my feet and, raising my eyes to glance out at the water, marvelled at the brilliant blue of the calm surface as rays of sunlight danced upon it's surface.
After spending some time taking in the sun and gentle ambience of this enchanting place, we packed our beach gear and returned to our boat to prepare for the trip home.
Fifty Point Marina, part of Fifty Point Conservation Area, is a full service marina offering the following amenities to Lake Ontario Boaters:
- Seasonal and Transient Dockage
- Shore Power
- 10' Draft
- Full Service Fueling Station with Gas, Diesel, Propane and Pumpout
- Outside summer and winter storage for boats and cradles
- Launching Ramp
- 25-Ton Travellift
- Licensed Restaurant
- Snack Bar
- Variety Store
- Drinking Water
- WIFI Internet Access
- Two Clean Sandy Beaches - One for People and One for Pets
- Stocked Fishing Pond
- Scenic Trails and Picnic Areas
As a Clean Marine Certified Marina with an Eco Rating, Fifty Point is ideal for boaters who enjoy docking in a peaceful, natural environment.
If you plan to stop over at Fifty Point Marina as part of your boating travels, it's a good idea to reserve a slip ahead of time. You can call Nancy or Barb for seasonal and transient docking at 905-525-2187.
There is sesaonal dockage for 330 boats with a maximum boat length of 60'.
When planning a boating trip, Fifty Point Marina can't be surpassed for natural beauty, seclusion, amenities and cleanliness.
It's amongst the very finest of Lake Ontario boating destinations near Oakville, Ontario and a place where 'island time' seems to have found it's way.
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