The Water Front provides Kingsport and surrounding communities’ safe year round access to the Minas Basin. It includes a boat ramp, floating docks, swimming beach, board walk and a canteen, Tide’s In. Tide Charts are posted at the Canteen.
A Season Boat Pass or a Day Boat Pass can be purchased at Tide`s In Canteen.
The wharf and floating docks are owned and maintained by Kingsport Community Association. Please show your support by purchasing a Season Boat Pass.
The Kingsport Community Association has received Grants to upgrade the Beach, Wharf, and Canteen.
The work began in the spring of 2016 with the digging of a French Drain across the parking lot and resurfacing the parking lot. Thanks to Kings County for making this possible.
The work continued this fall with community volunteers building a new deck and accessibility ramp on the Tide’s In Canteen. This project was funded by an Accessibility Grant from the Province and work was completed by community Volunteers. Thanks to both the Province and Volunteers for making this possible. Residents and visitors will certainly enjoy this upgrade to the Canteen.
The addition of rock to the existing wharf was completed in November. The tide’s can be very damaging and this work was needed before another winter. This work was made possible by a Grant from the Municipal Economic Development Fund, once again thanks are extended for these funds.
Please view our Photo Gallery’s below.
Community Volunteers Building Canteen Deck and Ramp, November 2016
Parking Lot Upgrades
Phase Two of the parking lot up grades was the grading of the parking lot and the addition of several inches of gravel just prior to Gala Day. Thanks to Kings County for this recent upgrade.
This spring Kings County put a french drain the length of the parking lot to deal with parking lot water issues. Thank you!
Water Front Cleanup – May 21st, 2016
On a beautiful day in May over 30 members of the community and friends showed up with rakes, clippers, etc to clean and groom the water front area. It took a morning but the result was worth it. That evening everyone enjoyed the first beach bonfire of the season!