See the Sunset Twice in Canada’s Prettiest Town, Goderich, Ontario


Aerial View of Goderich © Dynamic Images/Devin Sturgeon

Spend a few hours or a few days. Once you have visited Goderich, your heart will never leave

There is no equal to a Lake Huron sunset, and Goderich boasts the best! The Town of Goderich is located only 2.5 hours west of Toronto, right on the shores of Lake Huron. The Port of Goderich has been known nationwide since Victorian times as the ‘Prettiest Town in Canada.’ There is much to see and do in this architecturally rich port town, which sits on the bluffs overlooking Lake Huron.

Beaches, Boardwalk

It may not seem like beach weather right now, but we assure you that the view of the waterfront is beautiful at any time of year. Goderich’s natural setting along Ontario’s West Coast provides an incredible number of recreation and leisure choices. Goderich’s three beautiful beaches are must-sees.

The 1.5-kilometre boardwalk is over 10 feet wide and runs along the waterfront, passing by all of the beauty and amenities. Picnic shelters, playgrounds, and public washrooms stand out along these beaches and are the perfect location for a day trip.

From late spring to early fall, The Beach Hut and The Cove have scrumptious treats and snacks to fulfill your tummies’ needs. The picturesque Beach Street Station restaurant is located just across from Main Beach and has a pretty amazing history itself. It was built in 1907 as a Canadian Pacific Railway Station and was moved over 100 feet from its original location in 2013 and was restored and opened in 2015. Their menu dazzles with local food and drinks with a wide selection for every appetite.

You can be sure to catch their famous sunsets from all the beaches or any of the 13 viewpoint parks at the top of the bluff. The beach is accessible by road, foot and bike, with staircases extending from Lighthouse Park, Sunset Park and Rotary Cove, allowing you to see the sunset twice if you climb quickly enough!

View from Bingham Park © Courtesy of Tourism Goderich

Unique Downtown

Goderich is well known for its distinctive downtown, an octagonal core known as The Square. While visiting Goderich, we trust you will be welcomed with the town’s trademark hospitality. We welcome you to experience the tradition of our award-winning Downtown Goderich. At the heart of our Downtown is Courthouse Square—a gem of Canadian Heritage Architecture.

Courthouse Square features a weekly farmers’ market (from spring until fall), outdoor concerts during the summer into fall, specialty shops, and outstanding restaurants and cafés.

From Courthouse Square, it’s just a short stroll along West Street, a designated heritage district, to our beautiful lakefront. There is so much to see and do here. Visit us soon. Spend a few hours or a few days. Once you have visited Goderich, your heart will never leave.

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Summer or winter, rain or shine, ask a local for their recommendation and they will proudly share their bucket list of must do’s at The Prettiest Town in Canada.


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