The park is open, however due to lots of  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 affected in Cedars campground. We are monitoring campsites regularly to see if conditions improve.

The Dunes trail is closed due to flooding caused by rainfall and high lake levels.

Lakeview, MacDonald, Woodlands and Cedars trails are open.

Beaches - Dunes Day Use area is open but there is minimal beach as a result of high lake levels. Visitors can walk along the water's edge to get to the sand dunes. Please note dogs are not allowed on this beach.

                Sandbanks Beach Day Use Area is currently closed.  High lake levels have significantly reduced the amount of beach.   The trail from Lakeshore to the beach has a section eroded and unsafe conditions exist. We have closed the trail and the  Sandbanks Beach for safety and environmental reasons.

                 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 reduced.  Park at the amphitheater parking lot before the bridge and walk along the river to the beach which will be on your right.  There is a small area of beach to lay on the sand with your dog. Visitors with dogs can use parking lot 12 to access the dog's beach area.

High water levels have reduced the size of our beaches here at Sandbanks Provincial Park. On nice sunny days, the park experiences long busy lines. We will be limiting parking spaces to avoid overcrowding and to protect the remaining beach and sensitive dune environment.  

Due to flooding, high water levels and minimal beach areas, we are advising  our day use visitors with dogs to proceed to the following locations.

Mouth of the Outlet Beach River. In order to access this area, park in the amphitheater parking lot on the right just before the bridge and walk through the amphitheater to the beach. Or proceed to parking lot # 12 to access the beach. There is limited beach to sit with your dog.

Lakeland Lodge Day Use Area. 2799 County Road 12 across from white farmhouse. Area is grassy, with trees and access to Lake Ontario for dogs to swim.  

Please clean up after your dog, thank you for your cooperation.

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