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A must see and prepare to get wet

The water was cold in June. It was about 25 minutes walk to Grotto from the parking lot. Amazing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
emricks
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Markham, Canada
Beautiful

Went on a windy day at the end of October. Seemed fairly quiet but we still passed a few people on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lacey R
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Toronto, Canada
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The Grotto, in Bruce Peninsula National Park, is one of the top tourism attractions in Ontario. A shoreline sea cave with the beautiful blue waters, the Grotto is a unique natural wonder and memorable place to experience. It is also a very popular...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The water was cold in June. It was about 25 minutes walk to Grotto from the parking lot. Amazing walk! The place is very crowded but still an amazing experience. Bring garbage bag don't leave any of your garbage behind. You should give it about...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank emricks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a windy day at the end of October. Seemed fairly quiet but we still passed a few people on our hike. The walk is super easy and well marked. Only takes about half an hour to get to the grotto. Once you arrive,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lacey R
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We visited the grotto mid week and off season. It was a beautiful area and well worth the effort. We walked the hour and a half trail to the grotto and did not take any chances on the cliffs nor did we climb down to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joy R
Reviewed October 31, 2018

We hiked to the Grotto on a wide path that leads from the park camping to the cliffs... Stunning view and beautiful waters, but the number of visitors is a bit through the roof. Selfie sticks, garbage and cigarette buts are making things less than...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Slayer6
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Been here a few times, water is usually cold but refreshing and the scenery is absolutely perfect. Great place to stop for lunch and a swim along the Bruce trail

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 442randyb
Reviewed October 21, 2018

This place is great to rnjoy with family. The water is cold there but it is worth one dip in wate. If you like to explore and want adventure, bring in your underwater equipment and explore the caves under water. You get around 4 hours...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bavasumit
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Hike through scrubby cedar woods to the grotto. You climb over rocks to view the grotto which is just a hole in the rock . The vista is nothing that you couldn't see from many spots along the shore of Bruce Penninsula. Might have been...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JohnAns99
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Had a great time with the family. Everyone had a enjoyable time from my youngest to the oldest. We will be back again👍🏾

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GeoffW1200
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Had been here once before a few years ago in the summer and was extremely crowded. Much better this time. Multiple hike options. The water colors are spectacular and the caves are amazing. A little slick with intermittent mist. SHoes with some grip were a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mansfieldshoes
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Spend time at this beautiful, small body of water. The clarity is amazing, along with many other parts of the coast. Definitely visit here, but be sure to get parking reservations.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Amanda6218
August 21, 2018|
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Response from evacU5514BA | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can. Dog is allowed in the park. I saw people bring their dogs down The cove next to the grotto. Don’t think dogs can go down the grotto as it is too deep for dogs.
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514Dale
August 4, 2018|
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Response from tobyg826 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I worn running shoes. We had our puppy with us and three hours is more than enough. Well worth it.
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kim n
July 29, 2018|
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Response from jotter15 | Reviewed this property |
My mother is 80 and strong she made it to the overlook while assisted by my shoulder all the way, but it was a rocky hike, so unless you can handle about 30 minutes of a rocky hike to the over look I don’t think so. There... More
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