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Big Sandy Bay Conservation Area

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Big Sandy Bay Trail, Ontario K0H 2Y0, Canada
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Marvellous Sand Dunes on Wolfe Island

This public land site (an Area of Natural and Scientific Interest) is Crown Land and "owned " by... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Wolfe Island, Canada

We were looking forward to seeing the Big Sandy Bay Conservation Area in Wolfe Island. We parked... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
Robby G C
Toronto, Canada
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Big Sandy Bay Trail, Ontario K0H 2Y0, Canada
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This public land site (an Area of Natural and Scientific Interest) is Crown Land and "owned " by the province of Ontario (which is us, friends). It's main value is as a conservation area going back 10,000 years as the dune area developed. Recently the...More

Thank bearman944
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We were looking forward to seeing the Big Sandy Bay Conservation Area in Wolfe Island. We parked our car and headed to the beach. All of a sudden, we saw two people sitting. They told us that no one can go there, due to flooding....More

2  Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is one of the best kept secrets around Lake Ontario. That said it's a real disappointment due to the fact that the beach has been closed and will remain closed until water levels return to normal levels. Essentially there is no beach. The century...More

16  Thank Wilbour
Reviewed 28 April 2017

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...More

4  Thank Lynne P
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.

2  Thank 1966Nick
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
Reviewed 8 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....More

1  Thank ricksarett
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
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...More

2  Thank Jeff R
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...More

Thank 102JOE102
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27 August 2016|
Response from BruceMcH | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry I just saw this because I just got back from a week away. As I recall dogs are allowed as long as they are leashed. Cheers