Quinte, On. real estate agent: Huyck's Point in Prince Edward County

Huyck's Point in Prince Edward County

Huyck's Point is one of those little treasures in Prince Edward County that isn't very well known to people who don't live in the area.

Prince Edward County has a lot of beautiful waterfront and some very nice beaches (among the finest in the province) such as North Beach and Sandbanks Provincial Park, however, this beach is a little more rugged and very rarely do I ever encounter another soul. It really is off the beaten track.

This is a perfect place to let your dog off the leash and let her splash around in the water. I always see evidence that people fish here, but I have never actually ever seen anyone else there (other than the people who are with me). The beach itself stretches around a corner and you can walk quite a fair way down it.

If you enjoy skipping rocks, then this will definitely be the place for you. It takes thousands of years for a rock to wash its way onto shore from the bottom of the lake and only a few seconds to throw it back to see how many times you can make it skip. Because of the idyllic hours that I have accumulated at Huyck's point I am now an expert rock skipper. Everyone has to have a talent or two. This now happens to be one of mine. I'm trying to think what my other talent may be.

Prince Edward County is really becoming a hot spot for refugees from the Greater Toronto Area who are tired of the hours long trek to get to the Muskokas just to spend half a weekend in the cottages that they paid way too much for. Accordingly, the County now offers vinyards, wineries, boutique restaurants and shopping, live theatre productions to go along with the breathtaking scenery. The big bonus for many is that it's all within a 2 hour drive of Toronto.

I have a feeling that Huyck's point will be one of those places that the tourists and weekenders won't discover. I'm happy with that because then I'd have to find somewhere else where the dog can run around and splash around in the water.

Comment balloon 7 commentsMalcolm Johnston • October 03 2011 03:46PM


Malcolm, Hucyk's Point seems to be one of those "secret treasures", known mainly to locals.  Like you, I prefer to keep them that way

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hi Malcolm~ I love secret places of inspiration! Particularly beaches that are not crowded and make me feel like it is my very own special place!

Huyck's Point looks like just that!

Thanks for sharing the splendor of Prince Edward County today!

Best regards from Seattle,

Posted by Judi Boad (ACCURATE REALTY GROUP) over 7 years ago

Malcolm,  I love walks on the beach.  So many people want to leave near the sounds of gentle waters.  I love your blogs.

Posted by Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you. (YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles UnlimitedĀ®) over 7 years ago

Malcolm, Huyck's point looks and sounds amazing!  What a wonderful hideaway for locals and their four legged friends to getaway from it all.  I hope you are able to go their often.  --Krystal

Posted by Krystal Knott, Breckenridge CO Real Estate & All Summit County CO (LIV Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago


It's a relatively easy drive from the GTA, so I surprised that it didn't become more popular earlier.


Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) over 7 years ago

Chris, as the population in southern Ontario grows, these spots are becoming discovered by more people.

Judi, I enjoy these hidden away places as well, they are inspirational.

Thanks very much Larry, the beachwalking time is drawing rapidly to close this year though.

Krystal, not as often as I'd like, but I do enjoy it every time.

Brian, I'm always surprised at how relatively unknown the County is. i have a suspicion this will change soon though.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 7 years ago

Hi Malcolm. That's one nice looking dog you have there.

Posted by E H (None) over 7 years ago