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Sandbanks Provincial Park

Sandbanks Provincial Park

Sandbanks Provincial Park

Sandbanks Provincial Park is one of the biggest attractions in all of Prince Edward County. every summer hundreds of thousands tourists flock to it. It's a great place to spend a hot summer's day and perhaps do a little bit of camping.


Sandbanks is the world's largest freshwater sandbank and dune system, perhaps that's the reason it's named Sandbanks, although I think Dune System Provincial park would have sounded pretty neat too.

As well as the three seperate beaches that make up the waterfront there are also 549 campsites in different campgrounds scattered around the park. It's not exactly one of those "roughing it in the wild" campgrounds, there are comfort stations close to every campsite that include showers, laundry and washroom facilities. There's also a general store in the park so you won't have to go far if you run out of munchies or firewood. There is also a restaurant, so if you don't particularly feel like sausages for breakfast three days in a row, you do have options.

The park is run by the province of Ontario, but before it became a provincial park some areas were privately owned, and some still are. The land surrounding the park is some of Ontario's best farmland and in the mid 1800's cattle were allowed to graze on the dunes, stripping it of vegetation, making it more or less what it is today. There is a bit of a problem with shifting sands, but it's under control now.

Most Canadians who are around my age will remember the band Honeymoon Suite and their mid 1980's hit Wave Babies´╗┐, well it was filmed at Sandbanks. I watched the video in it's entire 1980's greasy glory. I couldn't stop laughing, what were we thinking back then?

Anyhow, if you happen to be visiting Sandbanks Provincial Park and decide that this might be the area where you'd want to have a cottage or to retire to, then give me a call, the perfect property might just be waiting for you. As a member of the Quinte Real Estate board, working out of the Trenton Century 21 office, I can access all Prince Edward County MLS listings.

Check the map below for available listings in the area around Sandbanks.







Contact Information

Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate. Ltd.
441 Front Street
Trenton ON K8V 6C1
Office: 613.392.2511
Cell: 613.242.8160
Fax: 613.392.9385