The Village of Hilton Beach is located on the northeast coast of St. Joseph Island and is the major port of call in the western North Channel.
The Village is about 1.5 miles south of the usual sailing track at the east end of the St. Joseph Channel and the approaches are clear whether coming from northwest, north or northeast. A white obelisk war memorial immediately northwest of the dock is prominent from the channel. The entrance is marked by a flashing red light (List Light 1052) and a port hand black day mark.
The Hilton Beach Marina is one of the largest and most modern ports on the North Channel. A high percentage of the 160 slips are for transient guests, and an 8 foot minimum depth is maintained at all slips.
The Hilton Beach Marina is a full service marina and is known as one of the largest in the North Channel and the most scenic. It offers washrooms, showers, laundry facilities, 30 amp and 50 amp service, a potable water hookup, gas/diesel, pump-out service, 24-hour access to the modern marina building, daily weather reports, telephone access, a mariner’s lounge with a variety of reading material and wi-fi service. Launch, haul-out and boat storage is also available. Seasonal and transient slips are available as well as a ramp.
The marina is a secure, park-like environment with a scenic one-mile-long boardwalk and many picnic tables and fragrant flowering crab apple trees. It is a short walking distance to restaurants, gift shops, a general store/LCBO, a library, a post office, a tourist park, a sandy beach, a computer lab and numerous other shops and services.
Our marina welcomes all boats and occasionally you’ll even see a wooden tall ship or a mega yacht parked out in the channel.
Competitively priced gas and diesel are available, as well as the automatic pump-out service, and a mast-hoist pole. A pressure washer is available to boaters who like to keep their hulls clean.
Marina staff are happy to provide assistance with your arrival and departure, and are prepared to provide tourist information to newcomers. Some local and regional excursions that you may wish to consider include biking, kayaking, a relaxing massage or a game of golf at Island Springs.
Hilton Beach is a destination in itself, with many international visitors coming every summer to experience the many annual cultural events. It is an excellent port from which you can explore the beautiful St. Joseph Channel, which has many high rock walls, secret coves, lighthouses and large waterfront cottages.
Next time you’re boating the Great Lakes, make a stop by the Hilton Beach Marina and see why they call it the prettiest harbour on the Great Lakes!
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3130 Marks Street, Hilton Beach, ON
Canada P0R 1G0
In-Season Phone: (705) 246-2291 (May-Sept)
Off-Season Phone: (705) 246-2242 (Oct-April)
Fax: (705) 246-2913