15 of Canada’s most unique beaches


Sandbanks, Prince Edward County, Ontario

Location: Sandbanks Provincial Park.

Size: The beaches at Sandbanks Provincial Park have a combined 1200 hectares of sand that stretches nearly 20 kilometres. The Sandbanks is one of three natural sand beaches in the park.

What makes it unique: With dunes reaching 60 metres high, this beach is supposedly the largest freshwater sand bar in the world. If checking somewhere off your bucket list for the sheer size of the dunes isn’t your thing (though they’re really cool), Prince Edward County is a natural vantage point for the artisanal-loving camper or beach-goer. In a region surrounded by lush Ontario land, Prince Edward County hosts tons of festivals, wineries, organic farms, and antiques.


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