Sandbanks Provisional Park offers more than 600 car campsites in five campground areas, namely Outlet River A & B, Richardson’s in the West Lake sector, Cedars in the East Lake sector, and the Woodlands Campground.  The campsites in these campgrounds accommodate all equipment and amenities such as water taps, comfort stations, and laundry facilities are close by.

Things You Must Know About Sandbanks Provisional Park

  • Place Location – Sandbanks Provincial Park is a provincial park located on the Northern shore and Eastern end of Lake Ontario in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. 
  • About – Sandbanks Provincial Park is the most admired park in Ontario. The park has 3 beaches, along with over 600 non-electrical as well as electrical campsites located all over the park.
  • Famous for– The park is renowned for its scenic beaches and sand dunes. The Provincial Park has the world’s largest bay mouth barrier dune formation. 
  • Things to do – Sandbanks is well-known for its beaches. It has three natural sand beaches- Outlet Beach, Sandbanks Beach, and Dunes Beach. 

In the summer months, the park staff offers daily interpretive programs for the whole family, including fun and interactive educational programs. The park is also a bird migration hotspot in spring and fall. 

The walking trails at Sandbanks allow visitors to experience the dune and wetland habitats of the Provincial Park. These trails have been established by the Friends of Sandbanks, a not-for-profit charitable organization. These trails loop through fragile dune habitat and travel along the edge of several panes. 

The cyclists can explore the park along campground roads. It is a great starting point to explore Prince Edward County known for its wineries, food, antiques, and bicycle touring. 

Although there are no formal canoe routes, the Outlet River is ideal for those just learning to canoe. However the powerboats are allowed on Lake Ontario, but not on the beach. Sandbanks offer popular fishing lakes for Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, Yellow Pickerel, Northern Pike, and various panfish. Cottages are available here for rent here, around the year for adventures in any season.

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The smell of wildflowers and the shade trees in the Sandbanks Provincial Park leads to a breathtaking view along the shore of Lake Ontario.