Sandspit Cavendish Beach

Sandspit Cavendish Beach: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Sandspit Cavendish Beach Reviews: 4/5

Sandspit Cavendish Beach
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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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Khadija N
London, Canada4 contributions
Good
Aug 2021 • Family
Most of the rides require reservation so had to opt with the go carts and games.
The go cart was very bumpy.
Very friendly staff.
Written August 14, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Irene_C34
Sackville, Canada11 contributions
Go-carts are trash, poorly maintained, no COVID protocols enforced = no fun
Aug 2021
Go-carts with the grandchildren sounded like fun.
After we paid for our tickets and walked over to the go-cart line-up, we then found people were shoving past us, yelling, and it was very crowded (not spaced out). There was no supervision or control by the young teenage staff.
Unfortunately, the carts are in serious need of repair. They are old, they rattled and shook -- so it felt like I was driving a piece of junk. My 36-year-old daughter felt the same (e.g. the body of her car shifted on the frame every time she cornered, and squished her leg -- ouch!).
I was really disappointed.
The teenage staff were friendly. However, although this was during August 2021 and COVID, and there was no attempt at physical distancing and no masks. Helmets and steering wheels were never sanitized between users.
Overall, just not a professional team, and I felt uncomfortable.
Will never go back. There are much better go-carts elsewhere (e.g. Magnetic Hill in Moncton, NB).
Written August 8, 2021
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Billie-Jean B
Dartmouth, Canada32 contributions
Roller coaster down
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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Neil
Neilburg, Saskatchewan37 contributions
Good overall but improvements can be made
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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Karen L
Moncton, Canada13 contributions
Great Family Night!
Aug 2020 • Family
Such a FUN night at a good ol fashioned amusement park!! ❤️👍🎢🎡🎠 Family fun for a small price tag!!
Written August 26, 2020
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tom5819
Halifax, Canada19 contributions
Pleasant Day in a Vintage Amusement Park
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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Smilinghill
Halifax, Canada58 contributions
Great Family Activity in Cavendish! Exceeded Expectations!
Jul 2020
Our family visited this weekend- 11 year old daughter and her 12 year old friend. I was worried there would not be enough for older kids to do, turned out I was wrong!! They had a blast!

The park is doing a wonderful job with Covid restrictions- from mask wearing to screening upon arrival to booking on line. I liked booking on line and knowing we didn't have to worry about if it was too busy to get in and have a plan as to when we had to go- we opted for 5-10pm rather than 10-6 and for us it worked well. We preferred being there after/outside the heat of the day.

While most of the rides are older everything was well maintained and the staff were excellent.

A great option for family fun in Cavendish!
Written July 12, 2020
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We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Sandspit! Thank you for your feedback on our procedures this year. I hope you get to visit us again soon!
Written August 28, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kelly
British Columbia, Canada10 contributions
Awesome family day
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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shelleymckee611
Saint John, Canada6 contributions
Fun fun!
Jul 2019
Great spot for family fun! We enjoyed just going from ride to ride and repeating what we liked. Staff at: main entrance were exceptional friendly and helpful for how to purchase separate tickets for go carts and main rides. Loved that we could come and go for the day to take breaks to eat and back again. It was handy to our cabin and good places to eat.
Written November 14, 2019
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We are glad you enjoyed yourself! I'm especially happy to hear you found the staff were friendly and were able to find the best way to purchase passes to enjoy the park. I hope you are able to visit us again in the future!
Written November 15, 2019
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Jennifer S
The Netherlands21 contributions
One of the best parks we’ve been to.
Jul 2019 • Family
Our kids will talk about their day at sandspit for many years. A wonderful way to spend a day or more.
Written September 8, 2019
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