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Is the water shallow enough for yound kids?

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Is the water shallow enough for yound kids?

Is the water shallow enough for yound kids, i.e. two year old?

West Grey, Ontario
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1. Re: Is the water shallow enough for yound kids?

Hi OntarioHello;

There is no place where the water is safe for a child that age to be left alone for a moment.

Also, depending on the conditions, the waves may knock a little person over quite easily.

Best Regards

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2. Re: Is the water shallow enough for yound kids?

Hi OntarioHello,

Sauble Beach is one of Canada's most beautiful beaches (Sauble... from the French word "Sable" which means Sand).

Sauble Beach is on Lake Huron, one of the 5 Great Lakes, so it is a huge body of water, and as such has more in common with say the Ocean than a Mountain Lake... so plate like with gradual edges. BUT as RESCUE TEAM has stated, like an Ocean, waves can be a huge factor, and certainly more so on a windy day.

You might find these websites helpful in learning more about Sauble Beach...

Wikipedia - Sauble Beach = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sauble_beach

Sauble Beach Tourism = www.saublebeach.com

Hope this is helpful,



PS... Agree with the aforementioned comments... no matter how happy the baby playing... keep an eye on them constantly... as they can drown in as little as a cup of water.

Sauble Beach, Canada
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3. Re: Is the water shallow enough for yound kids?

Respectful of the previous comments, let see if we can have a more direct answer.

The beach is a sand beach with shifting sand bars. On days when the water is calm, an adult (6ft tall) can walk out 100 ft from shore and the water will be mid-chest. When the waves kick up, you can have swell 20 feet from shore that is 3 ft high. During the traditional July through August vacation period there are more wave days than there are calm days. This season so far though has been very calm. The beach lends itself to families. Small children can play at the waters edge, and yes watchful parents can sit there, in the water with their chairs if need be and feel safe that there are no rocks, no drop-offs or other under water issues. When the waves are up there can be a varying degree of undertow. This is something to watch with anyone. For older children it can be fun to play in the waves, again echoing the others, with supervision. I have been a visitor and now a resident at the beach for over 50 years (OMG am I really that old!) and it is a safe beach for swimmers and children. Sauble is flying a Blue flag again this year (for the 5th year in a row), noting that it is also clean and safe on the bacteria issues. Sauble also ranks in the wolds top beaches, squeaking in at #10.

Clean beaches, sand bars and on the calm days, the most glorious beaches you will find in Ontario. Wasaga is for the late teen and college crowd, Sauble is for the family.

Note to the water safety, yes the previous two writers are correct, and you need to understand, there is no supervisions or guards on any of Sauble's beaches.

Look forward to having you in Sauble.

Edited: 10 June 2010, 03:21
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4. Re: Is the water shallow enough for yound kids?

for young children, come up to Red Bay, where the water body is protected and it's very shallow, all sand, and ideal for toddlers under supervision.

Sauble is for older children and up.

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