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The Grotto

Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-539-2233
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I finally figured out how to get down there.

I always wanted to get into the grotto but I could never figure out how to do it safely but this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ArvinDiesel
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Markham, Canada
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Great location for a hike and swim

A must-see when visiting Tobermory. A bit of a tourist zoo during peak summer season, I would... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SoxFan08
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Cambridge, ON
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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 and busy location, especially during the peak season of July and August and on long weekends. At those times, the parking lot will fill up and you may not be able to access the Grotto.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“parking lot” (77 reviews)
“climb down” (44 reviews)
“the cliff” (43 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always wanted to get into the grotto but I could never figure out how to do it safely but this year after watching some people I found that it can be climbed down from the cliff face on the north part of the grotto....More

Thank ArvinDiesel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must-see when visiting Tobermory. A bit of a tourist zoo during peak summer season, I would recommend a spring or fall visit when you have the place to yourself.

Thank SoxFan08
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This is the most beautiful place I’ve ever visited. The walk to the grotto itself is quite a distance but upon arrival, you would forget how far you walked.

Thank Sabina E
Reviewed 1 November 2017

There is a bit of a hike to get to the Grotto but the sight is beautiful. We didn't venture into the cave but there was someone who found a was to get to the cave from the top instead of taking the edge of...More

1  Thank PafV
Reviewed 26 October 2017

It was amazing to see the waves coming into the cave from uptop. People don't have to swim to get there.

Thank Carole-688
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Easy trail to get to but so very busy - lots of people - it is like a tourist site. Still, it is worth a visit for the view.

Thank jadereview
Reviewed 25 October 2017

If you can visit the Grotto on a non-holiday weekday, do so. We were there on a Friday afternoon and there was just under the amount of people it would take for it to feel crowded to us. We could only imagine what it would...More

Thank TreeNSquirrel
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Enjoyed a walk on the trail along the cliff top and woods. Worth a visit.free parking this year.Not for disable due to steepness of pathic places.path can be slippery.

Thank Martin P
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This hike was amazing, I couldn't believe I was seeing waters that turquoise in Canada! I went on a Friday, early in the morning, and it was very quiet, which was perfect. The walk along the Georgian Bay Trail to get to the Indian Head...More

Thank Samantha C
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Just an amazing place to visit explore and enjoy.. The tranquil and beautiful surroundings along with fantastic views and Wonderful water scenery was just awesome..

1  Thank Mark H
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trialers
16 August 2017|
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Response from BPNPFFNMP | Property representative |
Bruce Peninsula National Park goes to a reduced service schedule after the Thanksgiving Day Weekend, October 9th. What that means is that there are no open facilities, visitor service staff or amenities such as running... More
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leannesigurdsson
8 August 2017|
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Response from BPNPFFNMP | Property representative |
Please visit the Grotto web page on the Bruce Peninsula National Park web site. We're unable to link the site directly but this page should answer all your questions regarding the Grotto and the timed parking... More
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SuzanneQzie
19 July 2017|
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Response from BPNPFFNMP | Property representative |
Hi Suzanne, The hike from Little Cove to the Grotto is 11.2 km that is a return hike so you'll have to cover 23 km over the course of the day. Also keep in mind that this hike does include some very challenging sections of... More
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