HistoricSaugeen Shores has a rich history from its settling in the 1800's through its development today. Our area development is proudly showcased in exhibits at Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre. Each section of Saugeen Shores; Port Elgin, Southampton and Saugeen Township, has its individual history that is showcased in historical walking tours of the areas. Southampton, the oldest Port on the Bruce, has a historical waterfront with Pioneer Park, Shipwrecks, and the boardwalk. Check out the big Southampton flag at Millard Boulevard. Visit, just off the coast about 1 mile from the Southampton shoreline, Chantry Island where tours are offered of the lighthouse and keepers quarters. Come and travel back in time in Saugeen Shores.