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Summer Splashin’ At Sandbanks Provincial Park 2016

Summer Splashin' At Sandbanks Provincial Park 2016Summer Splashin’ At Sandbanks Provincial Park 2016

Let me start this off by saying, I miss the summer! I don’t miss the humid, hard to breath days. Instead I miss the family time. I miss the time I spent this summer exploring the outdoors with my family. We really discovered places that we normally would have never gone to. Some we have always heard about but never got to see. Sandbanks Provincial Park is one of those places. Located on Lake Ontario in Prince Edward County near Picton, Ontario, Canada. There are 3 huge beaches at the Sandbanks with the softest sand your feet will touch, much like a family getaway to your favourite resort.

Summer Splashin' At Sandbanks Provincial Park 2016

Summer Splashin' At Sandbanks Provincial Park 2016

We made a day trip to the Sandbanks on a hot Sunny day, making a few pit stops along the way for the kids, one being the Big apple which is a Roadside attraction you see when driving East. We decided to stop there since we heard so much about it. Let me tell you it was worth the stop. The Big Apple is a bakery and restaurant which is apple inspired. We found everything from Apple Coffee, Apple Pie to Apple Bread Loaves! They also had a small petting zoo and the option to do a little mini putting with the family. The Big Apple itself was closed for maintenance so we were unable to tour the inside of it.

Summer Splashin' At Sandbanks Provincial Park 2016

Summer Splashin' At Sandbanks Provincial Park 2016

Summer Splashin' At Sandbanks Provincial Park 2016

Summer Splashin' At Sandbanks Provincial Park 2016

 

Summer Splashin' At Sandbanks Provincial Park 2016

Summer Splashin' At Sandbanks Provincial Park 2016

Once we got to the Sandbanks Provincial Park we set up our Camping Tent, and cooler. It took us a total of 2 hours to get there which isn’t bad at all. We spent the whole afternoon enjoying the water warm breeze and watching the sun set. The water was warm with shallows water hundreds of feet out with small drop offs. I was a little shocked at the amount of sea moss at the shoreline, however I was told that due to a bad storm it caused the sea moss some disturbance. None the less the water was really beautiful.

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Summer Splashin' At Sandbanks Provincial Park 2016

Summer Splashin' At Sandbanks Provincial Park 2016

Summer Splashin' At Sandbanks Provincial Park 2016

As the evening approached and the heat cooled down we packed up and waited for the Sun to set. That was the highlight of the day for me, there is nothing more beautiful than watching the Sun as it sets. The Sandbanks has a lot to offer during the Summer as well as Fall season. That we plan to utilize next year such has camping facilities, birding( especially during the fall). Biking, Fishing and Natural Heritage Education. Its safe to say that we really had an eventful summer. Last year we had just moved into another family home and didn’t get to enjoy the outdoors. This summer was our chance to make up for lost time and we did just that. Stay tuned for my last summer excursion coming soon to the blog. Thanks for reading!

Summer Splashin' At Sandbanks Provincial Park 2016

Summer Splashin' At Sandbanks Provincial Park 2016

 

 

 

 

Summer Splashin' At Sandbanks Provincial Park 2016

Summer Splashin' At Sandbanks Provincial Park 2016

 

Summer Splashin' At Sandbanks Provincial Park 2016

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28 Comments

  • Reply Tara Berries

    I love finding other Canadian bloggers. The picture of the sunset you took was gorgeous! I have grown up hearing that I need to go to the sandbanks but I just haven’t been there yet.

    14/09/2016 at 10:10 am
  • Reply Jules Fvs

    Awesome! Fall is my favorite time to explore because unless I’m at the beach, I can’t stand being outside!

    14/09/2016 at 10:39 am
  • Reply Melanie

    This place looks like so much fun!! I LOVE that big apple! A good roadside attraction makes my soul super happy!! If we ever get up that way we will have to keep our eyes “peeled” haha! Canada is high on our list of places to road trip through!

    I currently have a #TravelTuesday Linkup going on that this post would be perfect for! Feel free to join in 🙂 http://www.lifessweetwords.com/2016/09/traveltuesday-8-rainbow-springs-state.html

    Have a blessed and beautiful day!!

    14/09/2016 at 10:52 am
  • Reply Tania Potter - Soul Sense Coaching

    Wow, what a lovely family day outdoors. It looks like a lot of fun was had!

    14/09/2016 at 10:56 am
  • Reply Jolina

    Jealous! A few years ago (or maybe it was just last year) I read that they rated Sandbanks as one of Canada’s top 10 beaches. We always wanted to go but life gets int the way as usual. Are there hotels there? I’m not really a huge camping fan haha.

    14/09/2016 at 2:18 pm
  • Reply The Olive Blogger

    We have wanted to go to Sandbanks for a few years now!! Friends go every year…perhaps we will go with them next year after seeing your lovely post!

    14/09/2016 at 2:18 pm
  • Reply Hey Sharonoox

    Looks like lots of fun! Lovely picture and thanks for sharing your outdoor activity. Definitely need to go to apple farm this coming fall. Apple picking is in the list. hahaha!

    14/09/2016 at 3:02 pm
  • Reply Kintan

    Amazing pictures and looks like that you had a really fun and great time with your family.
    XOX

    14/09/2016 at 3:25 pm
  • Reply American Hijabi

    Wow what a picturesque place! I love the scenery of Canada; thanks for sharing!

    xo
    AH

    14/09/2016 at 3:56 pm
  • Reply Maca

    I’m dying to visit Sandbanks with my kids, on my bucket list for next year!
    xo,
    Maca

    14/09/2016 at 6:26 pm
  • Reply Nicolas Puegher

    You had some fun, am I right? lol I like the big apple, that’s some huge apple lol.

    14/09/2016 at 11:29 pm
  • Reply Monica Preethi

    A must-visit place for all apple lovers I suppose(me included). Beautiful post. You’re right ! There is nothing more beautiful than watching the sun set. I must also say that you have a lovely family :* <3 Stay happy and blessed sweety 🙂

    15/09/2016 at 2:12 am
  • Reply Elizabeth O.

    It’s relaxing and quiet out there and I like that there aren’t many people around. It’s the perfect spot for families to catch up and just spend time together!

    15/09/2016 at 2:12 am
  • Reply Thuymi @ www.AdventureFaktory.com

    Great time and fun you had there! Love your picture 🙂

    15/09/2016 at 2:25 am
  • Reply Jessica Ayun

    A great find for a family getaway! The big apple is witty idea in the resort by the way.

    15/09/2016 at 3:57 am
  • Reply watchmeblather

    looks like great fun and omg apple pie flavoured coffee?!?! I need to have that in my life =^.^=

    15/09/2016 at 7:21 am
  • Reply lastchance3

    How picturesque! It looks like you had such a wonderful day!

    15/09/2016 at 8:53 am
  • Reply hellolatoya

    Wonderful family getaway! 😊 Looks so relaxing. Thank you for sharing!😊

    15/09/2016 at 9:00 am
  • Reply Ana De Jesus

    That is the great thing about summer there is so much to do and so many things to explore as well! I love the look of Sandbanks too it is beautiful!

    16/09/2016 at 4:37 am
  • Reply Rosie Romance

    Family time is the best! And The Big Apple sounds amazing – I’d love to go there. Apple and cinnamon tea is my new favourite thing 🙂

    16/09/2016 at 8:19 am
  • Reply DecoPix (@TiinaTibs)

    What a fantastic and fun looking place! Although that bear crossing sounds a bit scary 😀 In the summer time there’s always so many great palces and things to do.

    16/09/2016 at 1:49 pm
  • Reply Ana Ojha

    Sandbanks looks beautiful! Looks like you had great time with family!

    16/09/2016 at 5:30 pm
  • Reply Dreammerin

    These photos are a great example of a fun! This place looks fantastic!! ;-)))

    17/09/2016 at 2:58 am
  • Reply sveeteskapes

    Looks like such a fun place to spend time with the family! I like that big apple store, so many options, yummy!
    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

    18/09/2016 at 8:26 am
  • Reply Megan Ogden

    I so wished we lived closer to the beach! It looks like you had a great Summer trip!

    19/09/2016 at 2:57 pm
  • Reply nbosken

    That looks like an amazing way to spend time as a family! I know I would love a store with apple everything. Did you try the apple coffee?

    Nina
    aworldofdresses.com

    20/09/2016 at 8:56 am
  • Reply Anvita

    Seems like a fun family trip. Beach holidays are always fun with kids. It’s now time to get ready for the cool days

    22/09/2016 at 4:54 pm
  • Reply Ivelisse Estes

    I am so sad that the beach weather is coming to an end!! Looks like such a fun time!

    Love,
    Ivelisse | CarnationDreams.com

    26/09/2016 at 1:32 pm
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