Length of stay: 1 day
Visited: November 2021
North Beach Provincial Park is situated along the sandy shores of Lake Ontario in Prince Edward County. It is a day-use park so there is no overnight camping. It is only open during the summer and its main draw is its beautiful sandy beach. North Beach also offers picnic facilities and has change rooms and washrooms.
Entrance into the park is gated closed during the off-season. We parked along the side of the road since it wasn’t very busy. We then walked along the main road into the park to check out the beach and amenities.
Despite the fact that it was late fall, there were still some leaves on the trees. It was windy and the water wavy, but the sun poking out from between the clouds. The beach was nice and quiet and we were the only ones here. We walked along the sandy shore and just admired the views.
North Beach actually has two beaches. One along Lake Ontario that spans across 1,200 metres of the sandy shoreline and another smaller beach on North Bay. We walked through the sand dunes to check out the more sheltered beach along North Bay.
We then walked back towards the main gate with the wind in our faces.
We hopped back in the car and drove to the cabin to spend the rest of the weekend. It’s been awhile since we’ve explored a new park (or visited the cabin) and it was nice to be back outdoors.
My progress on the Ontario Parks Challenge can be found here