Also within the Municipality of Saugeen Shores is Southampton; Ontario’s Hamptons; a quaint lakeside town that has nautical roots. It is home to a lakeside retreat that features an art school, boutique shopping and beautiful shoreline properties. The village icon is the Chantry Island lighthouse. There is a rich cultural heritage with the Lake Huron shoreline and the Saugeen River as the main attractions. It has a compact, vibrant, commercial core which stretches to the waterfront and there are treed lanes and comfortable streets.