Be sure to check out the Lakeshore Lodge area which, gone now, was a popular dance hall and hotel during the 1950s. It’s at the south end of the Sandbanks beach, over a rock outcropping. Enjoy great views and wave action on the rocks when there is a westerly wind.
Favourite hangouts from Peta Shelton ☞ Lakeshore Lodge, overlooking the dunes beach late afternoon and for sunset.
This is a great place to explore, the foundations of the old Lodge are still on site. If you climb down and walk along the shoreline you will see interesting rock formations.
Lake Shore Lodge History
The lodge was built between 1870 and 1893 by Daniel McDonald. It was one of the finest summer houses in Canada.The lodge featured an ice cream parlour, a small golf course, a bowling alley,and a large dinner hall. The dance hall and recreational centre were popular gathering places. In 1971 it was purchased by the National Canadian Resources and closed a year later because of its poor state of repair. The lodge and dance hall burned down in 1983.