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Doors Wide Open 2017 UpdateSaturday, April 29, 2017

The planning of the third annual "Doors Wide Open" is well under way.  The big day will be Sunday June 11th, 2017.  To register go to the gold tab above in the right hand corner "REGISTER FOR DOORS WIDE OPEN" and sign in.  Some time during the month of May you will receive an email invitation to join us. Please rsvp if you would like to attend.  Your name will then go into our guest book and we will be ready for you on the 11th.  Due to the huge demand numbers may have to be restricted so I advise you to respond as soon as you get your invitation.  Latecomers may be disappointed.  If you try to register and are already in the system the form will tell you.  Read carefully.  


More details will be posted here in the next week or so.


Thank you all for your interest in our unique Adult Resort Style Community.



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



David's Restaurant...Within Walking Distance ;)Saturday, April 29, 2017

Tuesday Night Date Night

Two Dine for $60.00

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 $13 (Double Olive Lounge)


Friday Nights 

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


Friday and Saturday Nights

Live Entertainment at 8pm



Price Fixed Menu - all day - $38


169 New Lakeshore Road   519-583-0706


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



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!



Introducing the "Ensign"Thursday, April 20, 2017

Exciting news.  A new floor plan has just been dropped on my desk!  It is a 2100 sq.ft. bungalow with a two car garage plus.  It has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a wonderful centre plan winder staircase. A front facing dining room could be converted into a 3rd bedroom or a den or perfect for a home office. The main floor laundry room is spacious with space for side by side washer/dryer and comes with a tub. The plan will be on line in the next couple of days...keep your eyes open. You won't want to miss it.  The great thing about this plan is that it can be built on any of my available lots as it is brand spanking new.  


The presentation office is open Wednesday to Friday from 12:00 to 5:00.  519-583-2049 





Doors May Be Wide Open In SpringSunday, February 5, 2017



So many of you have expressed your sadness after having missed our "Doors Wide Open" event last spring.  It truly was an amazing day.  We had over 200 people meet our residents and get a glimpse of life at Dover Coast.  The line up included the residents giving guided tours of their homes, tours of the golf course, tours of David's Restaurant/Lounge and Spa, and food, drinks and general fun on the lakeside deck.

I am giving everyone ample notice for Spring 2017.  Register now on the main page of the website as only registered clients will be invited to join us for the festivities.  Numbers may be limited.

 If you have any questions regarding our community between now and spring, please call Trish in the sales office Wednesday to Sunday from 12:00 - 5:00  at 519-583-2049



Dover Coast Raises the Bar Again!Sunday, February 5, 2017

Dover Coast Homes likes to stay ahead of the curve, so we have chosen to make a few changes to "our" building code.


Our homes will now offer air conditioning, and upgraded insulation in the walls above grade and in the basement as standard features.  This will ensure an even more comfortable and economical living environment for our residents.  The exterior walls above grade will go from R22 to R29.5 and the basement walls will go from R12 to R20.  2017 will also see engineered hardwood flooring on the main floor as per plan become a standard feature to everyones delight! 


These changes are included in our pricing and can be viewed on the schedule found under the heading "HOMES".


The team at Dover Coast continues to provide you with the highest energy efficient homes possible at a price that you can easily afford.



Five New Doctors and a New Medical CentreThursday, February 2, 2017

Five new doctors are joining the Port Dover Health and Wellness Centre scheduled to open Fall of 2017. Construction of the centre, estimated to cost between $2.5 and $3 million, is expected to start shortly on Barrett Court in the Dover Coast Development.  Roads have been put in and water and sewer installation is complete. The 16,640 sq. ft. facility will have room for eight doctors plus other specialists.  In November, Dr Alison Malo opened her new practice in the current medical centre on St. George Street. Two other doctors will be joining her, one in February and one in March. Two more will make the move when the new centre opens. Life at Dover Coast just keeps getting better and better! 




The Medical Centre Comes to Dover Coast!Sunday, January 22, 2017

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Store Your Toys for Free!Sunday, January 22, 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.  



If You Don't Go South You Will Want To Live Here!!Sunday, January 22, 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 come south and don't let anyone tell you that the weather here at Dover Coast isn't special!





New Year's Eve Party!Friday, December 30, 2016

Saturday, December 31st, 2016


Happy New Year's Party with the Atkinson Brothers on December 31st from 

8:00 pm to 1:00 am.  Tickets are $25.00 per person.  Dancing, party favours and light buffet.


Port Dover Legion 212 Market Street East, Port Dover, ON




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.




The Norfolk County Fair Begins Today!!Tuesday, October 4, 2016



The Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show is an annual agricultural fair that takes place in the town of Simcoe.  It begins today and ends Thanksgiving Monday.  


This fair has been running since 1840 on the 48 acre complex and is considered to be the fourth largest fair in Ontario.  It has repeatedly been named as one of the Top 100 Festivals in Ontario.  More than half a million visitors come to the fairgrounds each year.  


Why not make it a part of your weekend?  Click here for more details



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!





I Love Our Dover Coast Residents!Saturday, June 18, 2016

I have to take the time to say a big big thank you to all of our residents who participated in "Doors Wide Open"!  You were all so gracious to open your homes to what seemed to be strangers but will soon be your neighbours!  Residents and clients alike came together to create something quite special in this industry.  A day where people could see what it's really like to live in Dover Coast  Apparently it's outstanding! This resulted in more sales in one week than ever before! Congratulations and thanks to everyone involved.


Emails have been pouring in from the people lucky enough to make it to our event.  Below are only a couple of the many lovely responses.


"Thank you for a great day at Dover Coast.  The resident were very receptive to all.  The questions that everyone were throwing at them and the answers they were giving must have been overwhelming.  The staff at David's were so gracious.  Scott was the greatest host.  The wine girl was so cute and pleasant.  Thanks Trish for a well planned day.  The residents we talked to were so full of life and happy with their places.  We even got invited to a July 1st party.  We will be coming with our red and white on.  Thanks again to all the friendly staff."


Bob and Donna


"Yesterday my partner and I took part in the Open Doors Day and we want to let you know how impressed we were with the people that opened their homes.  Everyone spoke highly of the community spirit and friendliness and the homes all were presented in a tasteful manner.  Also the provisions at David's were an added bonus to the day as was the tour of the golf course."





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



Pickle Ball Courts in Full SwingSunday, July 6, 2014

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 DeckSunday, July 6, 2014

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 slate 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 swim dock was also built on the shore to relax on. Even better is the fact that these amenities are for the use of our residents. 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