Southampton’s old-fashioned, quiet charm and its unspoiled sandy beach are only a few of the community’s characteristics to be enjoyed.
Every Friday night in July and August you can hear the skirl of a bagpiper under the giant flag at the foot of High Street, a tradition which started in the late 1990s.
During the summer and early fall, the beaches are full of people who have come to see the colourful sunsets lighting up the sky over the lake. Southampton, a popular summer getaway, is close to Chantry Island, Port Elgin, Saugeen First Nation and Sauble Beach. There are many summer activities to participate in while in Southampton. These include: canoe and kayaking on the river, biking the railway trail, swimming, sailing, or just spending time on the wide sandy beach. There is an active Tennis Club with three separate court locations in town, and three golf courses are in the vicinity.