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Evening visit

Our family enjoys going after supper, for a quick swim. Our children 8 & 10 yrs old love jumping... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Sturgeon Falls, Canada
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Nice clean beach with lifeguards

I have never had such a clean beach experience. I highly recommend this place. Don't be around... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
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9 Aug 2018
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

We tried to find The Cove, but was unsuccessful. Very hard place to find GPS took us to a canoe club instead. There were no sign that we could see.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dianna K
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Visiting from England we have little experience of lake beaches - aren't they cold and there are no tides for heaven's sake - so we were very pleased we found this cove. What a great feeling jumping off the deck into that wonderfully refreshing, chlorine...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rustyplough
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Use to come here in the 1980's with friends. Recently visited to see how it had changed. The Cove is the same as it was 30 years ago...Beautifully kept beach, calm waters and gorgeous scenery. Perfect spot for an evening swim or a place to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Our family enjoys going after supper, for a quick swim. Our children 8 & 10 yrs old love jumping off the docks, and for those who want to borrow a life jacket, they offer that there, just have to go to the lifeguard station. Not...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Chica5161
Reviewed 17 August 2017

As a teen I used to lifeguard at the cove. In the 70's it was a packed beach probably the most busy beach in North Bay. Since moving back to North Bay I have visited and swam there but not a hopping spot it used...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Bob_Lynda_Cuba
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I have never had such a clean beach experience. I highly recommend this place. Don't be around after dark though, the rougher element moves in.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Oddd
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The Cove was our swimming and hanging out beach back in the 70's and 80's. We used love going there because there were always lots of good looking women swimming. The cove was just a small beach on Trout Lake but it was well maintained....More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Toonz
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Great place to bring a cooler and go swimming and relax under the sun! Lifeguards on duty in the summer and a dock in the water as well. Plenty of room for your dog to run around. Also a lot of crayfish. Best spot to...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Honestandbrunt
Reviewed 26 April 2016

The City of North Bay Parks and Recreation Committee have maintained this popular swimming beach on a regular basis throughout the summer. It is used in July and August by Parks and Rec staff to teach swimming lessons to children of all ages. It is...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Joanne B
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Clean clear water in a nice cove setting. Lots of nice white sand. Well-maintained dock. Clean beach area. Free parking.

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank krazykritik
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