Dunks Bay is a bit of anomaly when it comes to
beaches on the Georgian Bay side of the Bruce Peninsula; it's sandy.
But much like elsewhere along Georgian Bay the waters are deeper and
clear, especially when you compare them to beaches along Lake Huron.
Dunks is just a short drive southeast of Tobermory,
the tip of the Bruce.
When I was a tween staying in Tobermory we used to come to Dunks Beach
when it was rough, put on life jackets and just bob in the waves.
The water is much deeper here than compared to Dorcas Bay on the Lake
Huron side which is very shallow.
But the sand is white and there is public access. That said Dunks Beach
is one area where the cottage owners own all the way to the waterfront
so mind the local cottagers! Stay in the water to avoid too many
In addition to beach goers the area has become a popular launch site
for kayakers, likely because it is much easier to launch from the sand
than uneven rock faces.
You might notice the Dunks Bay Cemetery when you are looking for
parking for the Beach. This cemetery is still in use for the
municipality but I thought the entrance was unique!
There is also a special entrance to the cottages. Marked by limestone
pillars and identified as Almack Beach, this is a private lane way so
keep that in mind before you go exploring.
This sandy beach area is a great alternative to all the limestone and
slate that you find around Tobermory. But keep in mind that these
waters are still Georgian Bay which means they are deep and cold.
Depending on who you are going beaching with you might want to check
out nearby Dorcas
Bay which is great for inexperienced swimmers and young