Sandbanks is a gem for pups in Prince Edward County
I love Prince Edward County because of all the wonderful dog-friendly activities my pawrents take me on: wineries and drive-in movies and North Beach Provincial Park.
Paws down, the best of all is Sandbanks Provincial Park.
Sandbanks Provincial Park is about a 2.5 hour drive east of Toronto and boy is it worth it. Well, IMHO. Best of all, I can sleep for most of the trip.
What I love about Sandbanks Provincial Park
Where does a pup begin? There is just sooooo much to love about this place.
- The dog beach!
- Miles of beautiful trails.
- Lots of great places to dig, dig, dig (and no one shouts at you for digging!).
- Lots of areas with shade, if you don’t love sunbathing as much as I do. It’s also the opportune spot to have my humans put up my Quik Shade Pet Shade.
What my pawrents love about Sandbanks
My hoomans love getting out of the city for dog friendly day trips and that’s just one of the reasons they love Sandbanks. Hare are a few others that will make you drool:
- It’s drivable for a day trip from Toronto, with lots of other great things to do in the vicinity.
- The dog beach, Outlet Beach, is big, beautiful and clean. It is also shallow with a gradual drop-off, making it perfect for dogs and small humans to swim.
- There are lots of amenities for humans (flushing toilets, bbqs, a store, car camping and roofed accommodation, canoe and kayak rentals, boat launch, etc.).
There are also 3 trails within the park. My hoomans tell me that the 2.5km Sandbanks Dune Trail is apparently the largest dune system of its kind in the world – who knew?
All I know, is it’s a great trail to look for the perfect stick. After your hike through the dunes, you can then relax on the beach. Such fun!
One visit to Sandbanks and you will see why it is famous for its beaches and swimming. You can find me there most weekends June through August splashing through the water meeting new friends.
What you need to know about Sandbanks
Because this is such a special location, it’s not really a secret. That means it does get busy. If you are planning a trip to Sandbanks Provincial Park, plan to arrive early. There can be some serious lineups got get into the parking lot and that will just cut into your play time.
The park is located in Picton, Ontario. The official address is 3004 County Rd. 12 RR#1, Picton, K0K 2T0. The park is open to the public from late April until early October to get your daily dose of vitamin-sea.
For more information, take a look here. For other Provincial Parks in PEC, take a look here.
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