The park is open, however due to recent rainfall some sites are flooded. Every effort will be made to contact campers with a reservation on affected sites. A full refund will be given, or an alternate site found. Please check back for up-to-date information or call the park to confirm the status of your site.

Camis will be calling reservations in Richardson campground. Campsites are flooded, we will be closing this campground for the next few days.

The Dunes and Cedar Sand trails are closed due to flooding caused by rainfall and high lakewater levels.

Lakeview, MacDonald and Woodlands trails are open.

Beaches - Dunes Day Use area is open but there is next to no beach as a result of high lake levels. Visitors can walk through the water to get to the sand dunes. Please note dogs are not allowed on this beach.

                Sandbanks Beach Day Use Area is currently closed due to excessive flooding of road and parking lots. High lake levels have significantly reduced the amount of beach. Visitors can access the Sandbanks beach via Lakeshore Lodge Day Use Area.

                 Outlet Beach Day Use is open, but high water levels have eroded away sections of the beach and reduced the amount of  beach available.  Please note the area by the Outlet River where visitors / campers can take their dogs is largely under water       resulting in very limited space to lay on the sand with your dog.

High water levels have reduced the size of our beaches here at Sandbanks Provincial Park. We will be limiting parking spaces to avoid overcrowding and to protect the remaining beach and sensitive dune environment.

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

General Information

(613) 393-3319
Size: 1550.87 ha
Year established: 1970
Park Classification: Natural Environment
3004 County Rd. 12 RR#1
K0K 2T0

2017 Operating Dates


Park / Campground Usage (day use, camping, etc.) Opening and Closing
Sandbanks April 28, 2017 to October 10, 2017
This park has a Friends Group
Lifejacket lending program
Sandbanks View Full Album on flickr