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“Amazing beaches and sand dunes on the Lake Ontario shoreline.”

Sandbanks Provincial Park
Ranked #1 of 46 things to do in Picton
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

One of the most scenic and historic places in Ontario.
Prince Edward County has a rich agricultural and economic history, and they have done a good job incorporating this at Sandbanks. The eastern shore of Lake Ontario has several baymouth dunes, large sand dunes created by the waves and winds coming off the Lake since the last ice age, when great deposits of sand were left by the last ice age.
Most people go to the main beach in the park - The Outlet. It can be incredibly busy during the summer. Try Sandbanks Beach, Dunes Beach, or make the 20 minute drive to North Beach instead.
For an incredible sunset experience, go to the Lakeview Lodge site. Located on the grounds of a former summer resort, the area is steeped in beauty and history.
In nearby Wellington, Bloomfield, and Picton, there are a number of quaint shops and quality restaurants. All are less than a half hour drive from the park.
Visiting Sandbanks in the off season (June or September/October) is an incredible experience if the weather co-operates. The crowds are fewer, and you will have the beaches almost to yourself.

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

I've only been there in the fall but it's really worthwhile even in the cold. Luckily this visit it was quite temperate for Thanksgiving weekend. The beach is enormous and really nice, and the dunes are pretty. I'd recommend making the time to visit even in the off-seasons.

Thank TorontoJose
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

oh man this beach is so beautiful and the water is warm and clean. Great place for family and kids. Can get very crowded in summer but its worth it.

Thank roxannec659
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Went to Sandbanks Provincial Park on Saturaday. What a cool place. The dunes are a lot higher than I expected and you can walk on them along the water front. Although this is late in the year, there were still a few hardy soles swimming. The beach is very nice. The sand is great. Ether sand than most beaches in the Caribbean.
There is a nice walkway through the dunes. Great place to spend a summer day. There are also camping sites in the provincial park.

Also see a milk snake near the dunes. Very beautiful snake.

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Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

We came in September and stayed 3 nights on lot 4 of Outlet A camp ground. The process was very easy. Site was clean. Clean comfort station nearby. The most beautiful sunsets and beaches I've seen!

Thank Cat F
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