North of the flag in Southampton, the beach is accessible to the public. It tends to be rockier and stonier here both on shore and in the water, but it's a beautiful walk along the water to the mouth of the Saugeen River which empties into Lake Huron. Watch the sunset or have a picnic at Pioneer Park located right at the river mouth. Public washroom facilities are available adjacent to the river where the fishing tugs line up. There are no beach shelters along the Southampton shoreline, so remember to slather on the sunscreen several times during the day, wear a hat and tote an umbrella to the beach.