Gaze upon the turquoise waters of The Grotto, a secluded sea cave carved out of the rocky cliffs over thousands of years. A short hike is required to reach the grotto--those with a fear of heights should take caution, as you'll need to climb down a 12 m (40 ft) natural rock chimney to access it. From above, enjoy the views of the rocky cliffs and the ocean beyond, while sunlight from outside reveals a brilliant underwater tunnel. You can snorkel in the pristine setting, and use the opportunity to capture some brilliant photographs. Make The Grotto a centerpiece of your Tobermory vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Tobermory online trip maker .
The Grotto Reviews
We had a great escape into the Grey Bruce Peninsula and one of the highlights was the Grotto for sure. A nice hike with amazing vistas and exceptional natural features to marvel at for the whole famil... more »
Its a great view but coming from Toronto I did not find it to be worth the long drive. Make sure to pack food if you do - theres not many good places to eat around there. more »
Love the place. Clean air and clear water. Very soothing place. I wish people would talk instead of shouting and screaming when they are in large groups. Worth going to see the sunset on a clear day.
Clear, blue water. Great place to relax. Recommend going to Lions Head as well!
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