Dyers Bay; swimming at the flat rocks
Dyers Bay is found between Lions Head and
on the Georgian Bay side of the Bruce Peninsula.
This area is a bit remote but you will find a few cottages and beautiful flat rock
But every summer when my children were tweenagers we spent at least one
hot August day sunning and swimming in the cold Georgian Bay waters
here at Dyers.
While we were used to the white sand beaches of Southampton we always
spent time sunning ourselves on the warmed flat rocks looking for
snakes and cooling off in the deep Georgian Bay waters.
It was usually the culmination of a long late summer road trip; we
would spend late afternoon on our alternative rock beach and then have
dinner at the original Rocky Raccoon Cafe.
Rocky Raccoon's is no longer in Dyers, the current owners have
moved it to the bustling hub of Owen
. But we remember when the
wine was served in tea pots and the food was to die for.
There isn't exactly a public beach area but once you hit the water we
turned left along the shoreline and found a place to park near an
opening to the lake.
You always had to watch out for poison ivy, but generally we were the
only ones as far as the eye could see.
HOME from Dyers Bay.