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Office Hours May 24th Long WeekendThursday, May 17, 2018

The sales office will be open the following hours:


12:00 - 5:00         Friday May 18th


12:00 - 5:00         Saturday May 19th


12:00 - 5:00         Sunday May 20th


Closed                 Monday May 21st


Closed                 Tuesday May 22nd 


The first long weekend of the summer is upon us...enjoy and drive safely!







Spring Is On Our Doorstep!Thursday, March 22, 2018

With spring on our doorstep the construction on our 107 lot phase two is ramping up.  We hope to have it completed by early winter 2018.  Only a few lots remain available so if this is within the time frame that you would like to move, don't delay. Congratulations to our clients who have recently sold their homes, many within a week!  A sure sign that the market is making a comeback.

However if you are moving at a slower pace, the next phase will be closing 2 to 3 years out.

As many of you are aware, phase three of Dover Coast's 500 acre Adult Resort Style Community has been in the planning for many months.  There will be a few new twists to the development however we are not quite ready to release the details yet.  Keep following the website.  I promise we won't disappoint.  If you have any questions the office is open 12:00 - 5:00 Wednesday to Sunday.  I would be happy to speak with you.     



Spring 2018 Golf Course Construction UpdateWednesday, March 21, 2018



The golf course lands continued to be worked on over this past winter, however with greater snow falls than in recent years the pace has slowed the project.


In an effort to provide you with some insight of where we are this spring, permit us to take you on a hole by hole description. 


Back - Holes - 10 through 18 - Complete and operation - detailed information for playing or joining can be found at


Hole #1 - parallel to highway 6 as you come in from the north - this hole is complete except for bunker sand.  Our bunkers will be completed this spring


Hole #2 - this hole is shaped and its drainage is complete


Hole #3 - tee to green is shaped - tee to green is drained - green side bunker for this hole and #8 green yet to be completed


Hole #4 - backing berm constructed, entire hole is shaped, green yet to be shaped


Hole #5, 6, 7 - all in similar states of being rough shaped 


Hole #8 - tee deck structure constructed, green region rough shaped, bunker and green structure to be completed


Hole #9 - tee to green construction, primary and secondary drain systems in place and connected for routing of water from highway 6, pond shape completed, mail box island in place


Moving forward aside from some pond drainage work our key focus will be at the green region of #9 and the pond structure at holes #4 AND #8.  The reason that these areas are yet to be completed is that we intend to construct a rock wall system within the ponds for both erosion prevention and aesthetics.


Once the rock wall structures are in place we can return to holes #3, #4, #8 and #9 and complete detail green cavities and surrounding bunker complexes.


The items listed above should be complete in 2018 and we will be moving toward fine shaping holes #5 #6 and #7 by the fall of 2018


Irrigation completed by the spring of 2019 should provide us ample opportunity to seed the remaining holes.


It is expected that the course will be completed along with the hotel project in the fall of 2019.


Watch out for the Ontario West Insurance $1,000,000 Hole In One Cash Extravaganza where we will be having a two person scramble golf event where we hope to give away over $1,000,000 in cash and prizes.  An outdoor movie night is also planned on the course where we will be featuring the classic golf movie Caddie Shack!


If you have any questions or are interested in participating in any of the upcoming events for 2018 at the Links at Dover Coast, please go to the golf course link above or call the pro shop at 519-583-2118.



Why go south when you can live here?Thursday, October 19, 2017

Southwestern Ontario, especially along the north shore of Lake Erie, is a unique corner of Canada. Because of its southerly latitude and the climate modifying effects of shallow Lake Erie, it has a climate and vegetation unlike that anywhere else in Canada.  In fact, they refer to the tall deciduous forests as "Carolinian" because of their similarity to the Carolinas in the U.S.


It is often referred to as the "banana belt" because of this climate.  Of course no bananas grow, but you'll see trees like cottonwoods and other more southerly species.  At point Pelee, the southern tip of mainland Canada, the GPS shows a latitude of 41 degrees roughly the latitude of Istanbul, Rome, Barcelona and northern California.


So now you know....the rest of the story :)





David's Restaurant...Within Walking Distance ;)Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tuesday Night Date Night

Two Dine for $65.00

Featuring half price bottles of house wine


Wednesday Nights 

$3 Oysters (Raw or Rockefeller) (Double Olive Lounge)


Thursday Nights 

Thrifty Thursday 

Beverage and Lounge Appetizer just $14 (Double Olive Lounge)


Friday Nights 

Half Price Lounge Appetizers -  after 9pm (Double Olive Lounge)


Friday and Saturday Nights

Live Entertainment at 8pm



Prime Rib - all day - $42


169 New Lakeshore Road   519-583-0706


See you all there..reserve well in advance for date night to avoid disapointment



The Medical Centre Comes to Dover Coast!Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Store Your Toys for Free!Wednesday, October 18, 2017



Dover Coast is happy to announce that the indoor recreational vehicle storage facility is operational and that all new purchasers are entitled to three years free.  



Pickle Ball Courts in Full SwingWednesday, October 18, 2017

I am thrilled to announce that Dover Coast is the first adult resort style community to have Pickle Ball!

Our courts are in full swing this summer. What is pickle ball everyone asks? Well it is a game created with one thing in mind: fun. It was designed to be easy to learn and play whether you're five, eighty-five or somewhere in between. It is played on a court that is a quarter the size of a tennis court with special paddles that look similar to a table tennis paddle only larger and the ball is similar to a wiffle ball only smaller. It is widely played in the southern states and many communities there are switching their tennis courts over to pickle ball. We are with them on that one. Our residents are busy either teaching those who have never played or running out to buy their paddles to learn. Just one more example of our community coming together to enjoy life.


Pickleball Court


Pickleball Team


Playing Pickleball


Playing Pickleball



Lake Side Infinity DeckTuesday, October 17, 2017

The developer has outdone himself on this one! I am proud to say that the construction of this deck is on par with the high quality of the homes we are building. A lot of thought and planning went into it and it shows. The three tiered lake side infinity deck was much anticipated and well worth the wait. This beautiful huge stone structure gives an amazing view of majestic Lake Erie with lovely glass walls to allow an uninterrupted view even on those windy summer days.  A wonderful 30 foot swim dock with stairs and a ladder was also built on the shore for easy access into the warm waters. Even better is the fact that these amenities are for the prefered use of our residents, (not open to the public).  I know someone who will be coming in a little early each morning to enjoy the quiet of the lake before a hectic day in the office. Life is good in Dover Coast! Come and join us :)


Infinity Deck from Water


infinity deck


infinity deck


view from the grounds



Friday the 13th Port DoverThursday, October 12, 2017

Join the Kinsmen Club of Port Dover tomorrow at the Molson Main stage located at the corner of Main and Walker Streets from 11 am until 1 am for FREE live music all day.  


A few of the bands playing will be Flash Johsnon, The Rebneys, Rag Doll, Bayou Boys (CCR tribute band)

Back in Black (AC/DC tribute band) Both tribute bands are back by popular demand!


Vendors are already setting up and from the looks of it there will be a lot of great shopping and eating.


Shuttles will be open and running into town from 8am Friday to 4 am Saturday morning.  Cost is $10.00 per person, children under 16 are free.  Funds raised will go to the Port Dover Skating Club and Cystic Fibrosis Canada.  There will be no vehicles allowed in town.


Weather looks great for this time of year with a high of 19 degrees expected for the day!


Bikers or people watchers...everyone is welcome!!


See you all there





Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show October 3rd to 9thSaturday, September 2, 2017

The Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show is an annual agricultural fair that takes place in the town of Simcoe.  


This fair has been runnning since 1840 on the 48 acre complex and is considered to be the fourth largest fair in Ontario.  It has repeatedly been named as on of the Top 100 Festivals in Ontario.  More than half a million visitors come to the fairgrounds each year to enjoy craft exhibits, agricultural displays,  food vendors, art demonstrations, talent competitions, midway rides and more.


Friday October 6th Canadian Country superstar Tim Hicks will take the stage to the delight of everyone.  Concert tickets go on sale Monday August 14th.  Concert tickets are sold separately from the grounds tickets.


Buy your fair tickets early and save!  Tickets can be purchased at Roulston's Pharmacy in Port Dover or online at or 519-426-7280 


1 Day Advance Pass $10.00

1 Day All Day Rides $28.00

7 Day Admission Pass $48.00

7 Day Parking Pass $28.00


Kids (ages 5 & under) always free





Beer Stock in Powel Park -Saturday September 30thSaturday, September 2, 2017

Beerstock is an open air food and drink sampling event in the heart of Port Dover.   Sample craft beers, local wine & cider, and try some delicious and interesting food from Norfolk County vendors.  Live music and lawn games all day long!  


Beerstock is a cash only, rain or shine event.    General admission $25.00


Must be 19+ to attend.




Start you day out right with a delicious breakfast of crepes and coffee at The Crepe House.  From there, Norfolk County's tour experts at Ride the Bine will transport you to and from Radical Lines Aerial Adventure Park for your own adventure through their ropes courses.  You will be dropped off at Powel Park where the fun will continue at Beerstock 2017!


Tickets available at









Norfolk Studio Tour Save the Date!Friday, August 11, 2017

The Norfolk Studio Tour is a two day self-guided tour of artist's studios across Norfolk County.  New artists and new studios!  36 artists and 25 studios.  September 16th and 17th.  Studios are open from 10am - 5pm. For more information go to





World Class South Coast Jazz August 18 - 20Wednesday, July 19, 2017

August 18th to the 20th will see Simcoe, Port Dover and Turkey Point once again host South Coast Jazz. Enjoy wine and food paired with world-class music.  Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, Rob Pitch, Mark Kelso, Bill King, Red Hot Ramble, Dee Dee and the Dirty Martini's, Colin Hunter, Joe Sealy, Avery Raquel, Jeanine Mackie, Latin, Soul, R&B, Jazz Blues and much more.


Tickets and more information can be found at  Purchase before July 30th for reserved seating and arrive to find your name on your chair!  3 day GA passes are available starting at $39.00!


Stay and play in beautiful Norfolk County, Ontario's Garden!



RAM Rodeo Returns to NorfolkFriday, July 14, 2017

Enjoy two full days of roping and steer wrestling plus other family activities.  Last summer saw around 3,500 people come to Timmermans Ranch to watch 200 competitors show off their skills in events like bull riding, bareback riding, barrel racing and pole bending.  This year will include a free kids rodeo and halftime sheep scramble!  A line dancing show on Saturday will be followed up by a birds of prey demonstration on Sunday.  Overnight camping, live music and local craft beer and cider in the beer tent complete the experience.

The event will be held Saturday July 15th and Sunday July 16th from 10am to 8pm at 2454 Nixon Road in Nixon ON.  Advance tickets are available online at  They can also be purchased at the door for 20.00 adult and 15.00 youth/senior.  

For more information visit or find Ram Rodeo on Facebook.

Whatever you do...have fun in Norfolk!



Celebrate Canadas 150th Dover Style!Thursday, June 29, 2017

Schedule of Events


9:00 am

Soap Box Derby on McNab Street Hill

Children 8-14 years old

Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place


9:00 am 

Homes and Business Decorating

Judging of best decorated homes and business 

Grand Champion Award $50.00 

To register call board of trade 519-583-1314


11:00 am

Boat Parade 

Enjoy the boat parade from the pier.  Commercial, work boats 

and pleasure craft are decorated and judges with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place

plaques awarded.  A party to the end!


11:00-6:00 pm

Legion Open House

Port Dover Royal Canadian Legion on Market Street is having an open house.

Hot dogs available


11:15 am registration

Canine Classic Dog Show

All breed canine classic dog show

in Powell Park

Judging at 12:00 noon in various categories


1:30 pm Best Adult Costume or Clown

participants assemble for judging by 1:30 at 1 Clifford Street 

Grand prize for best clown $50.00

Best Adult costume  $50 - $30


Childrens Section 

Best Costume $10 - $5

Best Child and Pet  $10 - $5


Parade Float Categories 

Best Canada 150 Anniversary Float $150.

Most Outstanding Float or Vehicle $100.

Best Decorated Commercial Float $100.

Best Decorated Non-Commercial Float $100 $50 $50

Best Organization/Club Float  $100. $50. $50.


2:00 Calithumpian Parade Starts

New 2017 parade route due to construction

12:00 noon assemble at parade start area at Upper St. George Street

12:30 pm  Float judging begins

2:00 pm  Parade starts


Evening Fun at Silver Park


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Palominos with play 


8:00 pm - 10:00 pm 

The Feds will play 


Free admission if wearing a Port Dover Canada Day button or $2.00 at the gate


10:00 pm  Fireworks at Silver Lake Park


Be Proud and Join us to Celebrate Canada Day here in Port Dover



Awesome evening at Radical Lines!Saturday, June 10, 2017

Just when I thought I had done all the amazing things there are to do in Port Dover...this happens. After a long week getting ready to host Doors Wide Open 2017 I get invited to join friends to celebrate a birthday. I had no idea what was coming...I was only told to wear sneakers?  Well the surprise was "Radical Lines" in the middle of the woods!!! It is an amazing combination of zip lining and rope and platform repelling that will challenge your wits, strength, agility and courage in safe and beautiful surroundings.  Our guide Jack Stoneman was awesome.  He made us feel completely at ease up in the tree tops in this old stretch of Carolinian forest.  The scenery was breathtaking and the experience was unforgettable.  Want to be a hero?, bring the grandkids to take on the kids course!!! This is a "must do" when in Port Dover.  321 Radical Road.  519-429-2706.  Thanks Jack, we'll be back! 




Get Your Golf Shoes On And Get Out Here!Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Links at Dover Coast is kicking off the golfing season with an Open House Social today.  A full nine holes are now being played including the 10th and the 18th.  Construction is continuing as weather permits on the front 9 set of holes.  We have completed the drainage on the 1st hole adjacent to highway 6 and are currently beginning the irrigation of it.  Holes 2, 3 and 9 are in various stages of completion.  


Early this spring our primary earth moving contractor will be coming on site to excavate the last golf pond on the course.  Once this material is moved we will have the foundation of another two holes.  These are two par threes numbered 4 and 8.  With tremendous effort we may be in a position to have these holes seeded in the fall along with 2, 3 and 9.  


Please go to "" for more golf and pickle ball information.


To book a tee time please contact The Links at Dover Coast Pro Shop at 519-583-2118



The 20th Annual Port Dover Perch Derby Monday, April 24, 2017

The 20th Annual Port Dover Perch Derby begins Saturday April 29th and runs until Saturday May 13th, 2017. The lake will be teeming with $23,000 worth of tagged perch just waiting to be caught. Prizes will include a Naden aluminum boat, 9.9 Suzuki motor and EZ Loader Trailer.  Adults (18 and over) $20.00, Intermediates (age 13-17) $10.00 and Juniors (age 12 and under) $5.00.  Tickets can be purchased at Bridge Yachts, Stoney's Home Hardware, Fisherman's Catch Restaurant, The Dover Dairy Bar, Hovercraft Marine Store, and Tan Mar Shoppe.  Join in the fun at the Cast Off Party on Friday April 28th at 6:30 pm at the community centre.  There will be a wing buffet, music, games for the kids and early bird prize draws! Good luck!



Polar Bear Plunge and New Year's Day LeveeFriday, December 30, 2016

Sunday, January 1st, 2017


The Polar Bear Plunge takes place at 1:00 pm at the main beach out front of The Beach House Restaurant. Come and join in the fun the water is fine! or dress warm, bring your coffee and cheer everyone on. Once back on dry land head over to the Port Dover Harbour Museum for the Captain's New Year's Day Levee and Old-Time Fiddle party!



New Year's Eve at David's!Friday, December 30, 2016

Always a favourite with the residents as they can walk home after the festivities end!  There will be two seatings.  The earlier for those who will be going on to other parties and the later for those who wish to ring in the New Year with fireworks over the Lake.  Dinner will be a six course affair and there will be a champagne bar at midnight!!   Seating is limited so reserve now at David's 519-583-0706 or by email at



Attention all Grand Kids, Santa Arrives in Port Dover on December 3rd! Wednesday, November 23, 2016


Shop, dine, give Santa your list, sign carols and watch the fireworks over the lake.

 The Christmas Parade, a visit with Santa at the Lighthouse Theatre, Moonlight Madness Sale, a Christmas craft sale at Knox Presbyterian Church & St. Paul's Anglican Church, carolling around the bonfire on the beach and fireworks over the lake kick-off the Christmas season in Port Dover!  Get there early to get a good spot to see the parade.  The festivities begin at noon and go well into the night!

 Please go to for Saturday's Schedule of Events.




Norfolk County BeerstockFriday, August 12, 2016

Dover Coast is proud to be a partner in Norfolk County Beerstock taking place on October 1, 2016.  The event will take place at Powell Park, Port Dover from 11am - 6pm and is open to all ages. 


Join us for local beer, wine, cider, great food and live music!  David's Restaurant will be in attendance as one of the local food vendors!





Let the Games Begin....The Links is Now Open!!!!Thursday, July 2, 2015

It was a wonderful Canada Day here in Port Dover as the "Links at Dover Coast" championship golf course opened seven holes to the delight of the residents.  The opening ceremony began with a Scottish bagpiper leading the procession.  In attendance to cut the ribbon were John Lennox (Course Owner), Mark Stortini (COO), Darrell Huxham (Course Designer), mayor Charlie Luke and Council Member Jim Oliver.  The resounding consensus is that this course is a beauty and will only become more desirable as we add to it.  Many however found seven holes to be just right as it is quite challenging!  Hole #14 measures over 600 yards from the back tee deck.  You can find the current course configuration at "  as well as the green fees.  Thank you to all who made this day so memorable.  Our friendly golf pro Manny is available in the pro shop to answer any questions.  Pro Shop:  519-583-2118


Links at Dover Coast Grand Opening


Links at Dover Coast Cutting the Ribbon




Use the South Coast Shuttle to visit your future retirement lifestyleFriday, May 15, 2015

If your summer involves some vacation time along the Lake Erie Coast this summer and you dream of retiring in the area, the Dover Coast Adult Community may be just what you are looking for. If you are anywhere between Port Rowan and Port Dover ( including Booths Harbour, Normandale, Turkey Point, or Vittoria) visiting this exquisite Adult Lifestyle community is easy. Just hop on the weekend South Coast Shuttle and alight at David’s Restaurant in Port Dover which is across the street from Dover Coast Homes.

View the schedule for the South Coast Shuttle 

View Globe and Mail article on the South Coast Shuttle

Port Dover Shutttle