Sustainability

The lands of Cobble Beach stand as a testament to the McLeese family's profound respect for the region. Developed with meticulous care, they aim to honour nature's bounty while fostering a deep connection between residents and guests and their environment.

The master plan is dedicated to safeguarding the marvels crafted by nature over eons - from the majestic geological formations of the ancient Nipissing and Algonquin shoreline ridges to the breathtaking vistas overlooking Georgian Bay.

Cobble Beach is steadfast in its commitment to crafting an environmentally sustainable, aesthetically pleasing, state-of-the-art golf course community. This commitment is rooted in their firm belief that:

the purpose of life is loving family and living in agreement with nature.”

Green Initiatives

Cobble Beach is proud to be one of Ontario’s first resorts to partner with the Keep Refillery to eliminate plastic bottle waste in the hotel rooms. All of our inn rooms and cottages now feature refillable shower dispensers for shampoo, conditioner and body wash, as well as refillable vanity pumps for hand soap and body lotion. The products in the rooms are locally sourced, all natural, organic and cruelty free!
Cobble Beach is a Dark-Sky lighting community in accordance with International Dark-Sky Association rules. Dark sky lighting fixtures, with directed lighting and shields to avoid light spillage, provide safe and secure energy-efficient lighting that does not generate light pollution. Cobble Beach won an award from the Stargazers of Grey and Bruce counties.
Cobble Beach has placed over 20 new Surgically Clean Air Units throughout our Clubhouse, including in each Inn Room and Cottage.  Utilizing powerful, multi-stage filtration technologies which remove airborne particulates, pathogens and pollutants giving you fresh, clean and re-energized air. The HEPA-RX filter removes >99.9% of airborne pathogens* at 300 cfm.
We recharge you and your car. We are proud to have been chosen as one of Porsche's Destination Charging program partners. At our resort, you will find two reserved parking spaces for the exclusive Porsche Charging Station to recharge your car in comfort and safety. The charging station is available free of charge for owners of Porsche vehicles.
  • Our Clubhouse is 30,000 square feet and geothermally heated and cooled.
  • Throughout the Clubhouse there are no paper towels available, just reusable hand clothes.
  • We have eliminated the need for plastic water bottles and have added multiple water filling stations in strategic locations. Reusable water bottles are available for purchase.
  • No disposable cups or mugs are available in the inn rooms, glasses are provided for water and ceramic mugs are provided for coffee.
  • The master-planned community promotes environmental stewardship of woodlots and water features including an integrated golf course design, which protects and enhances significant physical and biological features.
  • All new home builds meet at minimum energy star standards.
  • Fibre optic cable exists in the subdivision, providing flexibility to grow with technology and offers telecommuters the option to work from home.
  • Golf holes and residential settlement areas have been incorporated into three site terraces running parallel to the shorelines of Georgian Bay and are situated along ancient shorelines of Algonquin and Nipissing glacial lakes.
  • Ten cultural heritage areas including Euro-Canadian and First Nation sites were protected and incorporated into the golf course and residential areas.
  • The golf course was designed with special regard for soil types and built to minimize the use of water, pesticides and herbicides.
  • Organic landscape philosophy uses native materials and species to enhance public spaces.
  • All sod in settlement areas is fescue grass that requires less watering than conventional grass types.
  • State-of-the-art tertiary recovery wastewater treatment plant.
  • Highest quality freshwater supply from upgraded local water treatment plant and adjacent water tower.
  • Water quality monitoring and management ensures surrounding environmental features are recharged.
  • Rainfall and snowmelt from the subdivisions is captured in a series of creeks and ponds cascading over the 50 plus metres of elevation change on the site while being purified naturally and released into Georgian Bay,
  • Natural gas pipeline delivers gas directly to the community.

The Keep Refillery

The Keep Refillery opened its first location in Creemore in March 2020. Since then, they’ve added locations in Meaford, Kingston and Toronto and saved over 125,000 single-use plastics from ending up in lakes, rivers and landfills. Their goal is to eliminate single-use plastics and make refilling available to all. Refilling is simple. It’s rooted in the idea that people never again throw out an empty shampoo bottle. Instead, they bring it to The Keep and refill it with their all-natural, plant-based, biodegradable and micro-plastic-free product – creating zero plastic waste. The product line includes all personal and home cleaning products.

Learn More About The Keep