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Big Sandy Bay Conservation Area

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Address: Big Sandy Bay Trail, Ontario K0H 2Y0, Canada

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Nice quiet beach at the end of a 20 minute walk trail. During summer months expect an admission fee of approximately $9 per adult.

Reviewed 26 September 2016
Trenton, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to take the ferry across to Wolfe Island during our Kingston weekend getaway and once there we decided to follow the signs for the Big Sandy Bay Conservation Area. There were gnats pretty much EVERYWHERE on Wolfe Island (including the ferry), but once you get over the bugginess, this place was an amazing spot for birds. I've never... More 

Thank Lynne P
Trenton, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Nice quiet beach at the end of a 20 minute walk trail. During summer months expect an admission fee of approximately $9 per adult.

Thank 1966Nick
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79 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

the nature walk to the beach was great and once out there just pick your spot to relax. I really enjoyed this place!!

Thank 24gregoryd
Passaic, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Ok,it was a bit of a hike, but a nice one through woods. Went with wife, 9 year old and 3 year old. Awesome. Mostly deserted, water was just perfect- very shallow so didn't have to worry about 3 year old like do with ocean. Sand was white a perfect. Only thing couldnt do was body surf or fish, but... More 

1 Thank ricksarett
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187 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Not at all impressed. Expected a nice natural sand dune but it's tiny. The beach is practically nonexistent and crowded. There is a fee and it's a hike to get there. Maybe it's good there is a fee since it's too crowded as it is.

Thank dondedieu
Stittsville, Canada
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217 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

First, set your expectations here: It costs per person to visit, it's a long walk through buggy forests, and it's a beach on the dirty St. Lawrence River. Once you know what to expect, you'll be able to enjoy it without surprise. We arrived just as they were opening the booth at the parking lot, and paid for ourselves to... More 

1 Thank Jeff R
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We wanted to head down there to check it out and, perhaps, sit on the beach for awhile but found that there was a fee. It would have been $30+CA for the four of us. We asked if we could just walk down there, take a look, and return right away but were told no unless we paid the fee.... More 

Thank 102JOE102
Montreal, Canada
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50 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Yes, the walk is about 25 minutes but this is the best beach I ever visited in Canada . Can compare to Mexico and Cuba and even better for kids to play in the water.If you on the island you must visit .

Thank MtlPAPA
Kingston, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

$9/person to walk 1.3km into the beach through a very buggy forest. Once we got there it was so rocky and there was 4 feet of slime. I don't recommend going with young children. In fact I don't recommend going at all. Head to Grass creek park or Picton.

2 Thank Shannon D
Kingston, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Beautiful secluded beach and warm water since it is in a bay. The only problem is the cost at $9 a person and the ferry wait. The walk in to beach is not long but lots of horseflies...wear a hat with netting. Travel lightly or bring a wagon to carry your things.

2 Thank Beth W

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