Hilton Beach Marina
Hilton Beach is located on the northeast coast of St. Joseph Island and is the major port of call in the western North Channel.Hilton Beach is about 1.5 miles south of the usual sailing track at the east end of the St. Joseph Channel and the approaches are clear whether coming from northwest, north or northeast. A white obelisk war memorial immediately northwest of the dock is prominent from the channel. The entrance is marked by a flashing red light (List Light 1052) and a port hand black day mark.
The fishing/viewing pier (Aug 05)
The Hilton Beach Marina is one of the largest and most modern ports on the North Channel. A high percentage of the 180 slips are for transient guests, and an 8 foot minimum depth is maintained at all slips.Each boater is provided with a 30 amp or 20 amp electrical hookup, a potable water hookup, and 24-hour access to the modern marina building. This facility provides shower, washroom and laundry facilities, daily weather reports, telephone access and wireless Internet access, all included with dockage.
The Coureurs de Bois await the Madeline's arrival (Aug 05)
Competitively priced gas and diesel are available, as well as the Aqua Genic automatic pump-out service, and a mast-hoist pole. A pressure washer is available to boaters who like to keep their hulls clean.
Marina staff are happy to provide assistance with your arrival and departure, and are prepared to provide tourist information to newcomers. Concierge service is available to assist with local and regional excursions whether it's biking, kayaking, a fishing charter, a relaxing massage or a game of golf at Island Springs. A shuttle can be arranged to the golf resort, which is only 10 minutes away.
The tall ship Madeline visits Hilton Beach (Aug 05)
The marina is a secure, park-like environment with a scenic one-mile-long boardwalk and many picnic tables and fragrant flowering crab apple trees. It is a short walking distance to restaurants, gift shops, a general store, a library, a post office, a tourist park, a sand beach, a computer lab and numerous other shops and services.
The Lone Ranger, America's 5th Largest Mega-yachtanchors in front of Hilton Beach (Jul 03)
Hilton Beach is a destination in itself, with many international visitors every summer coming to experience the many annual cultural events. It is an excellent port from which you can explore the beautiful St. Joseph Channel, which has many high rock walls, secret coves, lighthouses and large waterfront cottages.Next time you're boating the Great Lakes, make a stop by the Hilton Beach Marina and see why they call it the prettiest harbour on the Great Lakes!