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Address: Big Sandy Bay Trail, Ontario K0H 2Y0, Canada
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Wonderful view, interesting terrain,seclusion, long but narrow beach

We were fortunate on 2 fronts. We had a sunny warm day and for whatever reason they weren't charging the day we arrived. Otherwise it's $9/ea for adults. We hiked the majority of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2016
BruceMcH
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Kitchener, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, the walk is about 25 minutes but this is the best beach I ever visited in Canada . Can compare to Mexico and Cuba and even better for kids to play in the water.If you on the island you must visit .

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Kingston, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

$9/person to walk 1.3km into the beach through a very buggy forest. Once we got there it was so rocky and there was 4 feet of slime. I don't recommend going with young children. In fact I don't recommend going at all. Head to Grass creek park or Picton.

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Kingston, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful secluded beach and warm water since it is in a bay. The only problem is the cost at $9 a person and the ferry wait. The walk in to beach is not long but lots of horseflies...wear a hat with netting. Travel lightly or bring a wagon to carry your things.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

I've wanted to come here for a while and I'm so glad we did. The water was clean and clear and good waves to have fun with. My wife, daughter, grandson and son in law all said they had a great time and will definitely return. We got the family pass for $23 and it was worth every penny. We... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Love our visits to Big Sandy Bay beach. A tip, be prepared to pay $9 per person cash or cheque as an entry fee, however it's well worth it to help maintain the nicely mulched 1.3km walking path to/from the beach. We are active retired seniors (aged 62 and 69) who thoroughly enjoy the peace and quiet of Big Sandy... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Big Sandy Bay is an amazing beach. Quiet and secluded, you can walk along for hours and swim in some lovely waves. There is a fee, everybody who is complaining about this and saying the fee gives no amenities are forgetting that this is a conservation area. The money goes to the conservation efforts and any needed cleanup. They don't... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We were fortunate on 2 fronts. We had a sunny warm day and for whatever reason they weren't charging the day we arrived. Otherwise it's $9/ea for adults. We hiked the majority of this bay from one side to the other. I wasn't paying total attention but I'm guessing based on my pedometer app that it's at least 10 km.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Lake Ontario is one of the more populated of the Great Lakes, but it is easy to forget in a place like this. The walk to the beach takes about 20 minutes, but it is worth the effort. It is not a big beach, but it is a beautiful location, and is a literal boundary between the St. Lawrence River... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We were cycling around Prince Edward County and decided to take in the Big Sandy Conservation area. We sat on the beach in our cycling clothes, enjoying the sun - and since this was near the end of September, no crowds. It was a beautiful warm day at a great place. Definitely a place to check out.

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Moshi, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Overall this is a must see if you go to Wolf Island. The beach is great, although the best part about it is that it is very secluded and not crowded at all! The park technically closes before sunset, but you can often stay until then anyways. The walk from the parking lot to the beach is about 15 minutes... More 

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