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Lakeshore Beach

Sandbanks Beach Image 15-1770; Board sailors take advantage of wind and surf off Lakeshore Beach; Photo: John A. Brebner


Lakeshore Beach, situated on the western shore of Lake Ontario on the West Lake Bar also has fine sand, gently sloping into the water. Much longer than Outlet Beach, it stretches from West Point in the south 7 km to the village of Wellington in the north. Wellington is separated from the West Lake Bar by a narrow harbour channel that provides access to boats between Lake Ontario and West Lake.

There is a pet-friendly area near the south end of the beach.

The waters also provide a great spot for board-sailors, who are frequently seen there long after Labour Day!

The northern parts of the beach along the West Lake Bar are popular with people wanting to get away from the more crowded areas near the parking lots.


Lakeshore Beach features vault toilets and change-huts.

Day-Use Park Permits are available from an automated ticket dispenser at the top of the hill as you enter the area, just before the entrance to the Richardson Campground.

Convenient parking is less than 50 metres from the beach.

This is a Day-Use Facility only (07h00 - 22h00). Overnight camping is prohibited.

Please note: Lifeguards are not present at any Sandbanks Provincial Park beaches. Parents and/or guardians are solely responsible for their children's and/or guests' safety.

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