Sauble Beach

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Glen M
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Sauble Beach is amazing. It is easy to understand why there are 425 good/excellent reviews and only 27 bad comments. I looked at the negative reviews to discover why some gave Sauble a poor rating. The answer was abundantly clear. Poor ratings came from people who got a ticket for violating the posted rules. The signs are large and plentiful. The sign includes pictures. A picture of a BBQ with an X over it is a very clear message. Some complained they did not receive a warning. The signs on the beach were ample warning. If the posted speed drops to 50, and you continue to drive at 80 you may get fined. It is that simple. One complaint stated they needed heat for a rice cooker on the beach and were given a fine. A BBQ to cook or heat is a violation and the sign was the warning. The fines are high to be a deterrent, not a revenue grab. Stop whining and obey the law. Don't blame the by-law officer for not letting you off with a warning. If you disregarded the sign, don't pass the blame.
Written August 13, 2022
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Inka
Vaterstetten, Germany22 contributions
Family
We spent a day at Sauble Beach and extremely enjoyed the clear water, the amazing sand and the sun. One of the best beaches in the area. If you go further north, it is not so crowded. Don’t miss to pay for parking using the app.
Written August 13, 2022
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Carlos R
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Got a parking fine for $50 in spite of paying for $30 parking and displaying the tag on the dash. They require a license plate number on the dash and if it doesn't match by even 1 digit they fine you. Better be careful; its a real scam being run by the authorities in the area!
Written August 10, 2022
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Dianne G
New Hamburg, Canada2 contributions
Lots of negative reviews from people who have been fined for things like barbecuing and drinking on the beach. The signage is very clear…these things are prohibited (public drinking is not allowed anywhere in Ontario), as are having dogs and four-sided tents on the beach. If you break the rules, you are taking a chance and may be fined. End of story. There has been a huge influx of visitors at Sauble over the past decade and the beach is ridiculously crowded most weekends in the summer. People claim not to know they are breaking the rules and are “victims”. These people also claim they are helping the economy by being there when the reality is many come for just the day and bring their own food (to bbq at the beach) and therefore are not spending money on restaurants or lodging. More unsavoury practices include using “changing” tents on the beach as washrooms and burying human waste in the sand, and allowing dogs to bark, run wild and relieve themselves in the same place children are playing.

I love Sauble beach. It is incredibly beautiful with warm water and white sand. The quaint town has many fantastic business that offer food, drinks, souvenirs and entertainment. It is a beautiful place with a few rules that need to be followed so everyone can have an enjoyable and comfortable visit.
Written August 7, 2022
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H P
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Family
Be careful with the bylaw officers. They are like vultures. My mistake was I brought BBQ (didn’t start yet) No worming and he gave us $ 490 fine. He told us attempted to use BBQ. They charge $30 for day parking with no service.
Written August 6, 2022
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A P
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Family
Rename Sauble beach to Money grabbing beach. Bylaw officers are always on the lookout for any reason to give you a ticket. Bylaw officer gave us $490 ticket because we brought BBQ with us. We were not even using it. Bylaw officers were waiting for us to setup so they can give us hefty ticket. They just ruined our weekend. This is their idea to keep their economy afloat. I will never go to this beach again in my life and advise everyone not to go or be very careful from bylaw officers.

Bylaw officer was very rude and arrogant. He didn’t wanted to hear anything and threatening us about calling OPP on us.

I am not going to give anymore my hard earned money to Sauble beach by not going there.

Please be very careful if anyone decide to go there.
Written August 6, 2022
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JIGAR P
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Family
This beach is a big scam
By Law Officers are most arrogant and cruel people. $490 ticket for BBQ? We unknowingly brought BBQ and did not even set it up. We requested to remove this right away but By Law Officer were so arrogant that he just wanted to give us $490 ticket so town can make some money out of us. Most ridiculous experience in our 20 years living here. $490?? For not even warning ? By Law officer was threatening us for calling OPP for not showing our ID. What a waste is tax payers money! Clearly the mayor of this town don’t care. This is on top of paying $30 for parking which clearly not enough signage there that we have to pay for parking. Biggest scam.
Written August 6, 2022
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Anna E
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Family
This is a terrible place to go.We went there last July 31st,2022 just for a get together with my family and to relax.While relaxing on the beach,law inforcer came and saw our rice cooker and gave us a ticket for $490.The by law officer said that the rice cooker is a cooking device.We also got another $490 ticket for the privacy tent for changing.Not even a warning.Our day got ruined and we feel harassed!!!!Never go back there,NEVER AGAIN!!!!
Written August 5, 2022
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John doe
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Family
GUYS
SAUBLE BEACH IS A BIG NO

As it is our first time We wanted to go to a new place new beach to enjoy with family

Today August 1,2022 we went to sauble beach

And got fined 490$ for just having bbg machine on hand

The BYLAW GUY was walking past us a couple of times
And he was waiting till we kept it just on table this is not just an assumption or accusation but that is what happened

I meant it in the way he talked
“You people” mentioning our color

We apologized and yet he fined us for “INTENTION OF COOKING”

with no proper warning By the bylaw person nor at the gate we weren’t informed too

The day was ruined

We will never have INTENTION of going to sauble beach ever again
Written August 1, 2022
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Fely J
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Family
August 1 2022, be aware of the restrictions we have ticket $490 for bringing rice cooker and privacy changing tent another $490 the rules that were not aware it’s shocking it ruined our day very upsetting. No mercy, if this are illegal and you’re breaking the law at least they should give you warning, do not go to this place Sauble Beach NEVER AGAIN
Written August 1, 2022
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