Port Burwell Provincial Park

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Port Burwell Provincial Park

Port Burwell Provincial Park
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twosunbunnies
St. Catharines, Canada185 contributions
Thanksgiving in the woods
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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StanleyandMarie
Ontario, Canada1,079 contributions
Great beach for young children!
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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N0rthie
St. Catharines, Canada13 contributions
Felt unsafe!
Sep 2021 • Couples
This was our second time visiting the park and we returned to enjoy the lovely beach. It is a bit confusing to figure out how to get there from the campground - better signage and a better description on the map could help. We had our dog so we visited the dog beach which was clearly labelled. The bathrooms close to our site were clean and based on the time of year we went, the park wasn’t overly busy.

Where our trip went south for us was our second night. Our Yeti cooler was stolen from our campsite right outside our camper door in the middle of the night. We later found out that multiple other people reported theft from their site as well and that this has been happening throughout the summer. While the staff handled the situation well when originally reporting the incident, we later found out there is a local who wanders the park at night steeling from people. He has been charged previously but the activity continues. On our third night they returned (at 3:30am and again at 4:30am) and I could hear them outside our trailer walking around our site. It was very unnerving. I also didn’t notice any park staff doing their rounds driving around the park like most other provincial parks. This would have helped us feel more safe and stop this individual from having free reign of the park.

I felt the need to write this review to warn others since we received no warning of this behaviour from park staff upon check in even though they were aware that it had been happening throughout the summer. We were lucky enough to get our cooler back but anyone visiting the park should be prepared to lock everything away at night and beware of someone potentially lurking around your site.
Written September 10, 2021
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linesman10
Kitchener40 contributions
Great Dog Beach!
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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Gen Adventures
Niagara Falls, Canada21 contributions
Port Burwell Provincial Park Day Trip
Jul 2021 • Solo
I visited Port Burwell Provincial Park yesterday, making it the 20th Ontario Provincial Park that I have explored. It was a small park, but offered some nice features.

During my visit, I walked around the campground, which is divided into 3 sections. I noticed the lots were somewhat close together but they were very nice and private because of a good amount of trees. It seemed as though there was a good mix of Sun and shade in general. The beach is not located near the campground and is quite the hike. I recommend taking a car to the beach if you are walking with little ones or with a lot of gear/accessories.

The beach parking lot has several sections that were flooded with water, I assume from recent rainfalls. The beach itself was nice, sandy, and offered a beautiful view of Lake Erie.

Park staff were helpful and friendly
Written August 1, 2021
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_samlamb37
Tillsonburg, Canada573 contributions
a true natural spot
Sep 2020
what a change in experiencing this park when Indian summer comes along. it is also inspiring to hear all the birds in the area singing away.
Written September 26, 2020
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Carolyn M
Hamilton, Canada10 contributions
Fantastic Views
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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Todd S
Toronto, Canada4 contributions
Port Burwell nude beach
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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John W
Edmonton, Canada10 contributions
Come to the beach at Port Burwell
Aug 2020
This is the beach to go to. Miles of uninterrupted sandy beach. Shallow waters and gorgeous. If you don;t bring your own shade (parasol) you'll find some in the weed.
A trail behind the parking lot provides escape from the sun.
As it always the case in SW Ontario, reception takes your money w/o offering any kind of map or direction.Maybe that's all part of the Canadian charm.
Written August 7, 2020
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Marcel E
1 contribution
beach is nice , washrooms not so much
Jul 2020
The beach at Port Burwell provincial park is nice but the washrooms not so much . They're outhouse style toilettes with no running water to flush , in other words it stinks as hell in there . There is running water to wash your hands . Long Point can have toillettes with running water so why can't this park ?
Written July 28, 2020
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