Nearby Beaches

Sandbanks

What You’ll Like :

  • World’s largest baymouth barrier dune formation
  • Three expansive sandy beaches that some say are among the best in Canada; Outlet Beach is perfect for families, with shallow waters and gentle drop off
  • Location jutting out into Lake Ontario means that this park is a bird migration hotspot in spring and fall
  • Walking trails that allow visitors to experience the dune and wetland habitats of the park
  • Daily interpretive programming for the whole family during summer months
  • Great starting point to explore Prince Edward County known for its bicycle touring, wineries, food and antiques

North Beach

What You’ll Like :

  • Over one kilometre ribbon of sand shelters tiny North Beach from Lake Ontario
  • The sandy beach is a great place to picnic on a summer day
  • Swim or boat in the sheltered waters of the bay or the more open Lake Ontario
  • A quieter park than its more famous neighbour – Sandbanks

Presqu’ile

What You’ll Like :

  • Over 300 car camping sites in a variety of settings from shoreline to forest
  • 2.5 km sandy beach
  • 16 km of trails and paths along shorelines and through woodlands and meadows
  • A migration hotspot in spring and fall, 338 bird species recorded with 130 breeding species
  • 1 km marsh boardwalk trail accessing the largest protected marsh on the north shore of Lake Ontario
  • Two Visitor Centres; Nature Centre open daily in summer and the Lighthouse Centre open daily in summer and on weekends in the spring and fall
  • Daily interpretive programs in the summer
  • Second oldest operating lighthouse in Ontario
  • World class spring bird migration – waterfowl in March, warblers and shorebirds in May.