Welcome to Cobourg Beach
Durham Region's Prime Beach Spot
We are a lakeside community (population 19,440) located on the north shore of Lake Ontario halfway between Toronto and Kingston. Cobourg has been recognized multiple times by MoneySense Magazine as "One of Canada's Best Places to Live" in populations under 25,000.
Founded in 1798, we are rich in heritage offering a vibrant downtown, sophisticated small town atmosphere and renowned waterfront that serves as a popular getaway destination.
As the largest town in Northumberland County, we are personified by historic Victoria Hall, host a 27.4 million community centre, an educated and skilled labour force, flourishing commercial sector and supportive municipal government.
Cobourg is an award-winning community and have received the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Sustainable Communities Award, accolades from the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance, and multiple heritage, environmental, and event awards.
You'll find our Town a great place to not only live, but to work and raise a family!
About Cobourg Beach
Welcome to the #1 resource for information on what’s going on at Cobourg Beach! Join for free now to stay updated on news and happenings at the beaches! Our site puts you in touch with the pulse of Cobourg's most diversified and happening waterfront entertainment location. Cobourg's West Beach is located just west of Victoria Park. This particular part of the beach has a mix of pebbles and sand, a naturalized grass area and a boardwalk that runs from Hibernia Street to Ontario Street. Visit the Ecology Garden to the north, which is a naturalized garden that is lovely maintained by our local residents.. We invite you to come down and see the broad range of activities and individuals, both young and old, enjoying quality time at Cobourg Beach. The following list of activities will give you a more complete idea of some of the many things to do and see at the Beaches:
The community in Cobourg started in 1798 and has a long and vibrant history. Some of the earlier settlers and founding fathers includes Eluid Nickerson, Joseph Ash, Zacheus Burnham and Asa Burnham. The Town originally started by a group of smaller villages such as Amherst and Hardscrabble, which were later named Hamilton. In 1808, it then became the Newcastle district. Then in 1818, it was renamed Cobourg, the name as you know today.
Throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, Cobourg has invested in purchasing property along the waterfront and beautifying the area. A boardwalk was developed to connect the harbour and large sandy beach while further pathways were created to encompass Victoria Park and the historic downtown. Because of this renewal and revitalization, many community activities now revolve in and around these spaces.