Alerts and Advisories as of: June 24, 2019

Fire Bans

No firebans at this time

There are no fire restrictions at this time.

Boil Water Advisory

No boil water advisory at this time

There is no boil water advisory at this time.

Beach Posting

No beach posting at this time

There is no beach posting at this time.

Beach Sampling Results

Beach Name Sample Date Results (E.Coli / 100ml)
Lake Ontario Beach June 4, 2019 10
Outlet Beach June 17, 2019 10
West Lake June 17, 2019 10
Full listing of all beaches

Park Advisories

1 Due to recent heavy spring rain and high Lake Ontario water levels resulting in localized flooding, Sandbanks Provincial Park has temporarily closed the Lakeshore Beach Day Use area. The beach is significantly reduced because of high water levels. There is erosion of the dunes and during windy days high waves wash large debris onto shore. For visitor safety and resource protection, the Lakeshore Beach is closed as well as the trail leading from Lakeshore Lodge to the beach, to the public. The Dunes and Cedar Sands Trail are closed due to flooding. These areas will remain closed until further notice.

Public safety and protecting park infrastructure is our main priority. Park staff are monitoring conditions daily and we will reopen these areas as soon as it’s safe to do so.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. There are a few campsites that have been affected as well. Campsite reservation holders will be contacted by the park staff to provide alternate campsites upon their arrival or the option to change their reservation with no penalty where available.

For campers and day visitors with pets, please be advised that the dog beach area at Outlet is under water and the Lakeshore Beach dog area is also under water. Our alternate location of Lake Land Day area is located in a section of the park that is now closed as County Road 12 has suffered significant erosion from strong wind and waves and the municipality has currently closed the road. You may wish to make alternate arrangements for your pets as there are currently no dog beach areas available at Sandbanks.

Conditions are being monitored daily. Please visit for regular updates.