turkey point


Turkey Point, ON

Lat: 42° 39.902   Long: 080° 19.763

Quick Reference:

  • Port Type: Marina
  • Monitors VHF: 68
  • Charts: CHS 2110
  • Customs: No
  • Coast Guard
  • Transient Docking
  • Anchorage
  • Diesel
  • Gasoline
  • Potable Water
  • Pump Out
  • Washrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Repair Services
  • Provisions
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospital/Clinic
  • Banks/ATM
  • Restaurants/Pubs
  • Shopping
  • Internet
  • Amenities
  Important Numbers

Area Code519
Police(888) 310-1122


Harbor Distance (nm) Harbor Distance (nm)
Port Colborne, ON 56 E Buffalo, NY 75 E
Port Dover, ON 10 E Erie, PA 48 S
Port Stanley, ON 91 W Cleveland, OH 135 SW


Located on the north shore of Long Point Bay, Turkey Point was orginally settled in the 1790's. The area has been described as Ontario's Riviera for its beautiful beaches and warm waters. After 1800, Turkey Point became the capital of Norfolk County and a very important commercial hub in what was then Upper Canada. The principal reason for this was the presence of a courthouse and the many businesses that such an institution would attract (lawyers, surveyors, registry office, hotels, etc). That all ended when the courthouse burnt down in 1815. The courts moved first to Vitorria and later to London, On.

Turkey Point today is a very small hamlet that is home to a large, well-managed provincial park. It is a popular tourist destination due to its terrific beaches and warm Lake Erie waters.


The approaches to the marina at Turkey Point are clear. However, a watchful eye needs to be kept for depth. These can be very shallow waters.

There is a RED/WHITE Fairway buoy with a Morse Code 'A' signal (dot - dash) located 1.6 nm southeast of the marina entrance. A course of 292°T will bring you to the marina entrance. The entrance is formed by two breakwaters. The east breakwaterl has a Fl RED light and the west breakwaterhas a F GREEN - both visible for 4.23 nm.


MacDonald Marina   (519) 426-6795  VHF 68
MacDonald Marina has 750 slips with dozens available for transient sailors. There is a fuel dock (diesel and gasoline) and a pumpout station. Water and power are available at slips. This is a full-service marina. They can carry out engine, mechanical, electrical, fibreglass and canvas repairs and maintenance. There are washrooms, showers and laundry facilities. There is a restaurant/pub on-site and public beaches are within walking distances.


MacDonald Marine (See above)

There is no grocery store.

There is no bank


There is no hospital or clinic

There is no pharmacy


Turkey Vegas Bar and Grill is located right in the marina. Turkey Point Hotel is located in the village, about 1.5 mi / 2.6 km from the marina. The menu ranges from soups and deli sandwiches to steaks and of course Lake Erie perch. A few doors away is Santan Restaurant that serves breakfasts and light lunches & dinners.


About 3 mi/5 km from the marina is Turkey Point provincial Park. This is a large park (780 acres/316 ha) with walking and biking trails, great beaches and a Natural Heritage Centre. There are good beaches all along this shoreline.

This Turkey Point information site will give you ideas of more things to do and see while visiting the area.

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