By Essex Region Conservation Authority
This Conservation Area offers a long sandy beach on the Lake Erie shoreline, plus many other amenities. Holiday Beach Conservation Area has serviced campsites, new showers and washrooms, large shady picnic areas, a playground, nature trails, a boardwalk, and a three storey observation tower. It is also one of the sites at which Conservation Education Field Studies are conducted.
Controlled waterfowl hunting is available in the fall. Please contact the ERCA office for details.
Call 1-866-578-0242 and press #20 to listen to a free audio tour of Holiday Beach Conservation Area and select other options for various heritage sites in Amherstburg.
Washrooms/Showers (fully accessible)
Conservation Area Facts
Holiday Beach and Big Creek Conservation Areas received international recognition in 2000 as a globally significant Important Bird Area (IBA), joining BirdLife International's global network of IBA sites. This program is part of Natural Legacy 2000, which the Government of Canada is supporting through the Canada Millennium Partnership Program (CMPP).
The designation is as a result of the significance of the area for raptor migration and as a known breeding area for Prothonotary Warblers (a nationally endangered species). ERCA in partnership with the Canadian Nature Federation, Bird Studies Canada, and the Federation of Ontario Naturalists will continue to work with landowners in the IBA to ensure that bird populations remain healthy into the next millennium.
The camping season is mid-April through mid-October annually.
To get there take County Road 20 to Malden Centre then go south on County Road 50 to Holiday Beach.