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Southampton Sunset Viewing & Sunset Photography
Port Elgin
  • High street
  • High stree
  • Grab a seat
  • Sunset from the beach
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By far, the most popular sunset viewpoint in Southampton is down by Millard Boulevard at the west end of High Street. Best done with the obligatory ice cream cone in hand, sunset viewing is one of the most popular and affordable pastimes on the Lake Huron Shoreline! Purples, reds, oranges and yellows, streak across the sky each clear evening at sunset time.

It's a different colour combination every night...a delight for professional and amateur photographers alike. Benches line the shoreline in most areas for your viewing pleasure or, bring your own lawnchair or blanket. On warm nights, take a refreshing dip before watching the sun go down. Stroll, drive or bike to the nearest waterfront and take in Mother Nature at her most creative! (By the way, the sunsets are sometimes even more spectacular during fall, winter and spring!) Southampton. 

By far, the most popular sunset viewpoint in Southampton is down by Millard Boulevard at the west end of High Street. Arrive early to snag a bench for a front row seat or perch on the stone wall at the foot of the flag. On Friday evenings throughout the summer, a lone, kilted figure stands on the shoreline playing the bagpipes as the sun sinks below the horizon. Take part in another Southampton tradition--High Street. Cruise west on High Street to Millard Boulevard and follow the curve down by the lake and enjoy the expansive panorama of beach and water. Anywhere along the Southampton shoreline is perfect sunset viewing.

Relax on one of the many benches lining the boardwalk, bring a blanket or towel and sit closer to the water's edge. Take in the sunset pushing the kids on the swings. Park at any public access point to the beach north or south of the Saugeen River to seek your perfect viewing spot. Pioneer Park has a spectacular view of both lake and the mouth of the Saugeen River...watch the boats head back into the river silhouetted against the brilliant summer sky.

The shore road between Southampton and Port Elgin has several public access points to the waterfront, offering less populated, quiet areas from which to contemplate the magnificent Lake Huron sunsets. Public benches are scarce in this area, so bring along a lawnchair or blanket for sunset viewing in comfort.


View Amenities

Child Friendly
Free Admission
Near Beach
Open Fall
Open Spring