Sandbanks is among the largest and most beautiful beaches in Ontario, with golden sand and sparkling water. Windsurfing, sailing, canoeing and boating compete with sunbathing and swimming as favourite park activities.
Sandbanks boasts three sandy beaches, Outlet Beach, Sandbanks Beach and Dunes Beach. Two of the finest bay mouth sandbar and coastal sand dune systems in the province can be found here. Sandbanks is also home to an interesting mix of vegetation and wildlife.
The park includes trails and a day use playground. Cycling is a great way to get around.
Can’t access the beach? Borrow our Beach Wheelchair from the Woodyard.
Pet friendly (on leash, ask about dog-friendly areas of the park)
- Check updates for beach closures, reservation availability, fire bans, beach advisories at ontarioparks.com
- Swimming advisory updates for:
Sandbanks Dunes Beach (West Lake Beach)
Sandbanks (Lake Ontario Beach)
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Favourite hangouts from Peta Shelton ☞ Lakeshore Lodge, overlooking the dunes beach late afternoon and for sunset.
Favourite hangouts from Ianthe Burnett-Stringer ☞ Lakeshore Lodge in the summer.
Favourite hangouts from Gail Forcht ☞ The beach after tourist season, with a few great friends. Can’t get better than that…
Sandbanks Provincial Park has often been featured in film and television. Sandbanks stands in for Sable Island in the 2002 made-for-television film Touching Wild Horses, starring Jane Seymour. It also appears in the films Fly Away Home (1996) and Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010). This is also where the music video for the 1985 song “Wave Babies” by Honeymoon Suite was filmed. Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandbanks_Provincial_Park
Plan your visit now:
For reservation information, see the official Sandbanks web site www.ontarioparks.com/park/sandbanks
or call 1 888 ONT-PARK (668-7275)
Office Telephone: (613) 393-3319