Sandspit
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Enjoy Atlantic Canada's classic amusement park! Ride the Cyclone roller-coaster, ferris wheel and over 15 other carnival favourites. Cool off on the bumper-boats, or take a swing on our miniature golf course. Try your hand at one of our old-fashioned games or enjoy a tasty carnival treat. Take a spin on the Can-Am racers (sold separately). Canteen and picnic facilities available. All-day bracelet packages or pay-as-you-go. No admission charge to grounds.
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  • MarcoNorthPolo
    Lunenburg, Canada127 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must Do in Cavendish
    We've come here every summer for the past few years. The kids love the roller coaster, the ferris wheel, the bumper cars and especially the bumper boats. The food is typical for this type of attraction, hotdogs, hamburgers and the like. In the past we have split up our visit and gone once during the day and then after dinner into the evening when all of the lights are on. We actually prefer going at dusk and enjoying ourselves in the evening.
    Visited July 2022
    Written May 26, 2023
  • tshep42
    Halifax, Canada4,059 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Is What It Is
    I’d you’re looking for Six Flags or Disney, you’ll be sorely disappointed. You’d spend a couple hours at most in this amusement park. They’re chronically short staffed or just not busy enough because you have to wait around for the staff to rotate there. Same for some of the small kid rides. Don’t bother with the handful of games there. No one wins. I didn’t see a single person walking around with a prize. We got there at a slow period but it still took forever to get in. All that being said, the 7 & 4 year old had a great experience.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 5, 2023
  • Melissa
    New Brunswick, Canada28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great spot for little ones
    Enjoyed a full day here with our little ones. Many rides were for kids only but ours were brave and rode without us and had a great time. Not many options for lunch so we left and came back. Park was clean.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 24, 2023
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tom5819
Halifax, Canada37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Sandspit Amusement Park is a throwback to a simpler time featuring vintage rides that are designed for pre-teens.

Visiting in these COVID-19 times was not a problem. The day we were there it was not busy (they control numbers by requiring reservations) and there was no issue maintaining social distancing. We were warmly greeted at the gate and all the staff were pleasant and friendly. Guests cooperated by wearing masks on the rides.

Beware of the hot dogs - maybe the most overcooked wiener in my life.
Written August 4, 2020
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mbellny
Ottawa, Ontario232 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Went here with the family to play the mini putt. Mini putt is nothing to write home about but wasn’t bad. Access to grounds is free. We didn’t ride any rides but plenty of fun small rides ideal for younger kids (teens might be bored with it). Prices were fairly reasonable considering this is geared toward the tourist crowd. Good place to spend a few hours if you’re looking for change of pace from the beach or Anne of GG scene.
Written July 29, 2022
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MarcoNorthPolo
Lunenburg, Canada127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We've come here every summer for the past few years. The kids love the roller coaster, the ferris wheel, the bumper cars and especially the bumper boats. The food is typical for this type of attraction, hotdogs, hamburgers and the like. In the past we have split up our visit and gone once during the day and then after dinner into the evening when all of the lights are on. We actually prefer going at dusk and enjoying ourselves in the evening.
Written May 26, 2023
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Rod S
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Been coming here for years, and the experience has been deteriorating over the last 5 or 6 years. This time we arrived and purchased 3 braclets without looking around to see what was open and working, our mistake! Turns out their newest ride wasn't running yet, the drop ride was out of order, and the Cyclon roller coaster was only running one car, often with just two people in the car despite the line being 80 people long! We went back to the desk 10 minutes after getting there to ask for a refund but they absolutely refused. The manager admitted that the Cyclone only had one operator which was why it wasnt operating at full capacity, but wouldnt budge on thier policy. Basically we wasted over $114 because the only 3 rides we were interested in were not fully operational. I get not refunding the cost of a braclet if someone has been there for half an hour or more, but 10 minutes! Especially when your obviously not fully functional, then hiding behind policy! Won't be returning to Sandspit again, or any other Maratime "Fun" Group attraction.
Written August 6, 2023
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Grant n Wanda D
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
$32 pp is a complete rip off. Our 5 yrs old is 48” tall so he was given an adult ticket but he is too scared to go on the adult rides and he gets turned around at the kids’ rides. The go karts are not included and the roller coaster was broken. If you’ve been to any decent amusement parks like six flags or Canada’s wonderland - don’t go here! We’re a family of 5, it costs us over $160, our kids didn’t like it and we had done everything we could do within an hour. We spoke to management and of course they can’t do anything etc. they said it has to do with the manufacturers and the insurance company but I find that hard to swallow. A 5 yrs old on an adult roller coaster should be more of an insurance concern than a child who hasn’t even started kindergarten riding kiddie rides. I was at an amusement park in Quebec in June and my 8 yrs old was turned around from the bumper scars because she wasn’t tall enough, but here, my 5 yrs old was allowed on the bumper cars. The insurance excuse doesn’t add up. This was the lowest part of our trip. In the words of my 8 and 10 yrs old - This place sucks!!
Written August 15, 2022
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Billie-Jean B
Dartmouth, Canada66 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
It was a decent experience except the roller coaster was down the whole time we were there. It wasn’t posted anywhere. We still paid the full amount even though this is the main attraction to most people. Very disappointing.
Written August 6, 2021
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Brandy S
Clifton Royal, Canada12 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
My brother and I who are older and a bit of the heavy side went to Sandspit mainly for the bumper boats, but did end up going on the Roller coaster, bumper cars and bumper boats. FYI if you are a larger person the roller coaster only has one car with a larger seat belt to accommodate larger frames, so only my brother went as there was a big line. The bumper cars were fun, and so were the bumper boats. I did end up hurting myself on the bumper boats as the boat started floating away while I still had one foot on the dock, as a result I ended up hurting my knee. I was lucky though to have a nearby lady help me avoid falling into the water. I send a big thank you to her. That being said I did have a lot of fun on the bumper car/boats. After the boat incident though we left.
Written August 2, 2022
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Neil
Massey Drive, Canada87 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
The rides were generally very fun. Aside from the Cyclone, mini golf and train it is very similar to Thomas Amusements. This is my second time reviewing Sandspit and this review is fair based on comparing it with other parks and the age of my children. Despite a lower number of day passes sold (weekly passes are not offered at the moment) physical distancing is not possible. My children (three girls aged 11, 10 and 6) were happy with the rides, but were disappointed with the carnival games. I understand that they are not meant to be easy, but after the attendant saw that we spent over thirty dollars, the least he could have done is allowed my six year old to get a prize, especially since she knocked over three of the cans, but one happened to be still on the edge of the circle and she also got the frog on the flower platform but not in the yellow flower. In another case, the ball that counted a number landed on the divider and the attendant moved it into the slot with his hand rather than counting it as zero. Again, given the circumstances (over thirty spent and the last one being the cans) I believe he should have showed a little compassion and caring (or any emotion at all for that matter). Regarding the staff in general, I believe they should be more rigorously trained for dealing with the public. There are many webinars online that can be found with a simple Google search. Regarding the games, I think a good idea would be to include a small prize coupon if the patron buys a minimum amount of tickets. Lastly, the ball pit is now gone and is replaced with a small roller coaster; I think that it could have been a better choice that involved some physical activity. Overall, Sandspit is worth visiting while in Cavendish but you may have to lower your expectations regarding some of the experiences other than the rides themselves.
Written July 27, 2021
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Neil
Massey Drive, Canada87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
My family and I really enjoyed the rides and the experience. Staff was friendly and helpful. One ride was closed for maintenance but I’m guessing that it’s only for a short period of time. Our kids are 12, 10 and 7 and they all had a great day.
Written July 2, 2022
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Kelly
British Columbia, Canada8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Visited in the summer of 2019, a family with kids aged 3 and 5.
We had a blast. Although it was an extremely hot day (and there’s minimal shaded areas), we had a great time.
The kids couldn’t go on all rides but there was enough that they could.
Written March 15, 2020
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