Port Burwell Provincial Park

Port Burwell Provincial Park

Port Burwell Provincial Park
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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Dave B
Simcoe, Canada24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Port Burwell Provincial Park Review

This wonderful park on the shores of Lake Eire south of Tilsonburg is a beach goers haven. This 2.5km beach is a short distance drive from the campsites with lots of parking. There is a trail that goes from the campgrounds to the beach, but it’s a 3km walk. While you’re at the beach treat yourself to some ice cream at the beach store . There is an excellent hiking trail, Ravine Creek Trail which is over 1 km in length. This path featuring a creek, old growth forest of beech and Maple trees. There is poison ivy to be aware of while walking in this beautiful trail. Difficulty level I put it at moderate.

Tips to remember is that the water pressure is low and the two fill stations are on the right , just after you enter the park. So it will take time to fill up. The hose is long enough to reach to reach the other side of your trailer. The park only lets you have one vehicle per site, but there is plenty of additional parking. The campfire wood is not bad, it burns ok and bugs are not bad. It is a very pet and kid friendly park with a dog beach at P1 , playground, ball diamond, amphitheatre horseshoe pits and picnic shelters.
My rating 3.75 stars out of 5
Written July 30, 2023
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StanleyandMarie
Ontario, Canada1,139 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We visited here in August and enjoyed free admission into the park. We went to the beach and it's wonderful for children - very shallow and lots of sand to play with. Only downside was there were no washrooms where we were. We did not get the chance to check out the playground or anything else but can highly recommend the beach!
Written September 27, 2021
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Todd S
Toronto, Canada4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Great atmosphere. My wife and I recently revisited, was a busy place.
Park day pass now $15.50.
We got there about 11:00-parking lot 5 was full, lot 4 were nearly full and the cars were circling the lot when we were unpacking. After these two lots it's a long walk from lot 3. If it's a weekend and the weather is hot, recommend get there on early. We found a spot luckily. We talked to someone there who said the day before they were ticketing cars that were parked on the grass. Weekdays no issue with parking.
We did the 15 minute walk as expected and found a spot on the beach to enjoy the day. There are still lots of old logs, too bad these can't be cleaned up.
The water was great - clear, warm, great to cool off.
There were mostly couples, a few hard core regulars enjoying their day-all nude!
Lots of room to properly social distance and to be comfortable, no hassles with gawkers so come out and enjoy. If you've never tried a nude beach, this is the place for you. You can sit quietly with your other half as close or far away from the water as you like and no one will bother you. You can try it at your own pace, no one judging you.
On your way out, take all your garbage with you. We saw very little trash laying around. There are waste/recycling boxes on the park side near parking.
Written August 24, 2020
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twosunbunnies
St. Catharines, Canada229 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
This is not our first trip to Port Burwell provincial park. The campground is less than three hours from our home. There are lots of electrical sites available. It does have a significant base of campers. Sometimes it can be difficult to get a site. One washroom was disabled while we were there. The roads inside the campground are in need of some repair. Heavy rains caused pooling around roads and campsites.
Written October 12, 2021
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Timtravelreviews
Dorchester, Canada137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Pleasantly surprised by this park, it has everything you could want and more.

The beach is clean and has plenty of room. The playground is updated and huge for the kids. They offer great programs at the Exploration Station.

The store offers some great souvenirs along with some everyday, much needed camp items.

The conservation officers are on constant patrol to discipline the imbeciles.

The washrooms and showers are clean!

The campsites are private.

All in all, this is a great campground for families with young children or adults looking for a quiet time away.

I would return.
Written June 29, 2022
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Jon N
Guelph, Canada16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
I wouldn’t waste my time or money to visit this provincial park or the town ever again. The water was brown and gross.

The town lacks tourist attractions, restaurants and shops.

The beach is nice it’s all soft sand and most of the campsites within the park are nice and provide a lot of privacy.

Written July 22, 2020
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linesman10
Kitchener37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Great beach for Dogs and Family! We visited on the Monday of August long weekend. Bonus it was free admission. We had never been here before. Brought our 9 month old puppy. Parking lot for Dog Beach is P1. Nice and close to both the leash and leash free part of the beach. Bathrooms right at the parking lot. It was busy but lots of space for everyone. Beach was very clean. Owners respectful. Beach has great sand. Nice gradual sandy entry to the lake.
Highly recommend this park for dog lovers.
Written August 3, 2021
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Marc C
London, Canada14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Pleasant enough park with a decent beach, although the amenities leave something to be desired. For the steep $18 admission price to enter the day use area, I expected better. Primitive pit toilets, no handwashing/sanitizer, no running water anywhere (taps did not work), and one side of the charcoal grill at the picnic site could not be used as there was a gaping hole in the bottom.
Written August 28, 2023
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Belinda B
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We booked this spot for our cruise. We had a travel trailer and truck that we wanted to ensure we had parking for. They did not have a designated spot for our parking, even though we had provided length of our trailer and truck. They should reserve spots for these as they mention they can accomodate us. When we arrived, the check in was efficient and said to find a spot anywhere. We eventually found a spot in the convention area. The shuttle does not run very often between the port and parking lot. Will have to wait 20 to 30 minutes for the ride. It may be easier to get the uber once you are parked.
Written March 7, 2024
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Carolyn M
Hamilton, Canada11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Beach is long and clean. Looks like they maintain it daily, just my observation. Lots to see in the area if you are into nature. Can go fishing off the point, bass and perch. people are friendly. Not a lot of parking, so get their early in the morning.
Written September 10, 2020
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