North Beach Provincial Park is smaller version of Sandbanks and is a great spot for a day-trip to the beach. There are no overnight camping facilities.
North Beach offers scenery and recreational opportunities similar to Sandbanks. Cruise the bay and reel in the catch of the day, choose a spot on the beach to splash in the waves and enjoy a picnic by the water’s edge.
Kayakers can use the park as a launch point to explore the surrounding region. Canoeists can take advantage of the protected waters of North Bay for a leisurely paddle or head out on the unprotected side of the dunes.
Cap off your day’s adventures with a view of Lake Ontario’s dazzling sunsets.
The park is a day use area only and doesn’t have camp sites. Open mid-June to mid-September.
Birding: Visitors to North Beach may see hawks, Saw-whet Owls, and Turkey Vultures.
Boating: Launch your motorboat, canoe or sailboat from the park’s bay-side boat ramp.
Fishing: Anglers visiting North Beach could catch Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, perch and sunfish.
Swimming: North Beach offers 1,200 metres of sandy beach facing Lake Ontario and another 800 metres of sand beach on North Bay. Waters drop off gradually on the lake side and steeply on the bay side.
Please be aware of undertow conditions on Lake Ontario during windy days.
Boat Launch: A boat launch is located on the north side of the park. It is suitable for small craft only. Personal flotation devices are available for loan at the park (refundable deposit is required).
Day Use: North Beach is a day-use only park and is therefore the perfect place to enjoy a picnic. Picnic tables and toilet facilities are conveniently located along the beach. There is plenty of parking for visitors.
Park Store: North Beach has a small canteen where park souvenirs and traditional fast food and beverages can be purchased. It is located along the park’s main road.
- This beach is less crowded than Sandbanks.
- There is limited shade, so bring a sun tent or umbrella.
- Price to park is $14.50, but your car is close to the beach and easily accessible. The alternative is to park on the street outside and walk in for $2pp.
- It’s less busy near the entrance, if you go farther in it’s much busier.
- Waves can be treacherous with an undertow (be careful, swim when the water is calm). The other side is a bay…it is always very calm but be careful as water depth drops suddenly and water is not as clear as the Lake Ontario side.
To get here
- Head south from the 401 at Trenton along the Loyalist Parkway, #33. The park is just south of Consecon.
- Camping is available at nearby Sandbanks Provincial Park
For further information, see the official Official North Beach web site or call 1 888 ONT-PARK (668-7275) | Office Telephone: (613) 393-3319