Activities & Excursions

There are a wide range of activities in the Southampton area, most of which can be pre-booked through Chantry Breezes reception or directly with the supplier. We recommend booking in advance, especially in the peak season between June and September, to avoid disappointment. Please ask us for additional information or to book.

On the water

Chantry Island Lighthouse Tour

As you take the 15 minute boat ride to the island you will enjoy the outstanding views of the sandy beach shoreline and the deep blue waters of Lake Huron. During your two hour guided visit on Chantry Island, you have the opportunity to climb to the top of the Imperial Lighthouse for extraordinary views of the island. Stroll back in time as you visit the Light Keeper’s Cottage as it existed in the late 1800’s, decorated with period furnishings.

Duration: 2 hour, 5 minutes walk from Chantry Breezes
Web site: Phone: 519 797-5862

Kayaking & Canoeing on the Saugeen River

Thorncrest Outfitters, located in Southampton and provide a variety of paddling experiences from a couple of hours to a couple of days. Their excursions include all equipment and transportation. Check out their web site for full details.
Duration: Half day plus
Web Site: Phone: 888 345-2925

Water Toy Rentals

Sauble River Marina & Lodge Resort do public rentals… they offer: Jet Ski, SUP boards, kayaks, Bicycles, Rickcycles Tubing. Rate Sheet is on line.
Web site:


Bruce County is endowed with more than 50 beaches! However, it’s not the quantity of beaches that’s intriguing as it is the fantastical diversity. Southampton beach is about 1.3 miles of sand, so there is lots of opportunity for a beach stroll and just 2 minutes walk from Chantry Breezes. We have beach chairs, beach towels and umbrellas for your use.beach.130x90
Price: free
Duration: as long as you want
Web Site for Bruce County beaches:


Bruce County is a favoured fishing destination in Southern Ontario. Why? You can go down rigging in the cool deep waters of Georgian Bay and Lake Huron in summer, and cast from riverbanks into the migratory run in spring and fall. Quiet inland lakes invite spinning, and the revered Saugeen River is “the” place for fly fishing. A fishing license is required for those 12 to 65 years of age. 

Web Site:

On land


The web site below outlines 12 marvelous area cycle tours. Cycle rentals are available from Martins Bike Shop, just 2 blocks from Chantry Breezes.
Web Site: (great cycling map)
Web Site: Phone: 519 797-3200 email:

Southampton Walking Tours

There are a whole variety of hiking trails, and a historic home walking tour.
Saugeen Shores Trail map:

Rural Gardens Tour

A collective of gardeners have created a marvelouspringgarden_130s form of horticultural show-and-tell. “Rural Gardens of Grey and Bruce Counties” is an organization of both hobbyist and professional gardeners that not only welcome visitors but also share their green thumb secrets
Web Site: provides info and downloadable map 


Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre

Bruce County Museum showcases a thousand years and more of history in Bruce County. From the ice age to the military, and from Aboriginal tools to the telephone, the museum is the ticket to great insight to the land, the people and the marine heritage of The Bruce. Only 12 minutes walk from Chantry Breezes.museum_130_build
Price: $8.00
Web Site: provides info and downloadable map

Southampton Art School

The Southampton Art School is one of the oldest, most respected summer art schools in Ontario. It caters to over 800 students and classes from March to November. The work of over 40 member artists fill the co-operative Gallery’s rooms in the Old Southampton Town Hall. Just 10 minutes walk from Chantry Breezes.
Web Site: provides course info and costs

Enjoy a Local Tipple

Coffin Ridge Boutique Winery

Overlooking the crystal blue water of Georgian Bay, in the shadow of the Niagara Escarpment sits Grey County’s first winery, Coffin Ridge. A boutique winery by design, Coffin Ridge produces high quality, small batch wine made primarily from grapes grown from hand planted, handpicked Grey County grapes
Open: Thurs to Sunday 11 – 4
Web Site: Phone: 519 371-9565

Neustadt Springs Brewery

Neustadt Springs Brewery is a small craft industry. Family owned and operated, the brewery is nestled in Neustadt, one of the prettiest villages in Ontario. First established in 1859 being built over one of the finest sources of spring water in Canada. Also reputed to being the oldest operating original brewery building in Ontario.
Web Site: Phone: 519 799-5790 Email:

Outlaw Brew Pub

Southampton’s own brew pub at the corner of High Street and Highway 21. Various selections brewed on premise along with pub style food.
Web Site:  Phone: 519 797-1515  Email:

Three Sheets Brewing

Port Elgin’s contribution to the craft beer industry, located at The Wismer House 705 Goderich Street, Port Elgin

Web Site:  Phone: 519-832-5565 @threesheetscraftbrewing

Indulge in a spa treatment…


Sonas offers hair salon services, skin care and laser hair removal services

Web Site:@sonashairandesthetics Phone: 519 389-5800 291 McNabb, Southampton


From hands and feet to lashes, tinting and waxing, men, women and children can find an amazing range of services at this salon.

Web Phone: 519 483-8688; 170 High Street, Southampton



Saugeen Golf Coursegolfing_130

Saugeen Golf Club is a 27-hole facility with full irrigation, daily manicuring, bunkers of sparkling white sand, several water hazards, plus four sets of tee blocks per hole, offering a challenge for all golfers, from the beginner to the experienced. The Terrace Restaurant offers a full menu tempting snacks daily “express” lunch specials and a spacious patio.
Distance from CB: 7 km
Web Site: Phone: 519 389-4031 Email:

Southampton Golf & Country Club

The Club is located just north of Southampton with 18 holes of championship challenges. The pro shop carries everything you could need and there is a licensed restaurant & patio with daily lunch specials and Wed. night wing nights.
Distance from CB: 6 km
Web Site: Phone: 519 797-3338 Email:

South Port Golf Course

Scenic 9 hole, par 36 golf course with driving range, putting green and licensed snack bar. Membership or pay as you play
Distance from CB: 6 km
Web site: Phone: 519 832-5650

Cobble Beach Golf Resort

Acclaimed awards from the likes of Golf Digest, Travel + Leisure Golf, Ontario Golf, Fairways and SCOREGolf magazines — it combines an excellent, challenging design with relaxing scenery. The overall result is a course that will force experienced players to expand their game while helping rookies learn the wonderful sport of golf. Sweetwater Restaurant specializes in tempting cuisine featuring locally sources foods.
Distance from CB:32 km
Web site: Phone: 519 370-2173 Email:


2089 Bruce County Road 14, Port Elgin
12 hole links course
Web site: Phone: 519832-4653 Email:


Ice Skating

Numerous rinks scattered throughout the are, most notable the MacGregor Ice Trail and the Woodview Mountaintop Skating Loop.

Cross Country Skiing

Grey Bruce is home to many different ski trails and conservation areas. Consider trying out night skiing at the Sawmill Nordic Centre in Hepworth.


Sauble Beach offers 10 km of snowshoe specific trails or check out one of the many other beautiful trails throughout Grey and Bruce Counties

Winter Camping

MacGregor Point Provincial park offers Yurt rentals throughout the winter months for a cozy winter camping experience.

Ice Fishing

Georgian Bay is a great spot for ice fishing with salmon, sturgeon and pike.

Downhill skiing / Snowboarding / Tobogganing

Blue Mountain Resort offers skiing and snowboarding packages, as well as accommodations for a weekend away. There are some great toboggan hills across our area as well, such as Harrison Park in Owen Sound.


More than 3,500 km of beautiful groomed trails stretch across Grey Bruce. Be sure to check trail conditions before you go.