Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Outlet Beach in Sandbanks Recognized as Clean, Safe and Accessible Through Blue Flag Designation
Prince Edward County, ON – July 12, 2017
Outlet Beach at Sandbanks Provincial Park has received Blue Flag designation, an international eco-certification recognizing the beach as clean and accessible with great water quality, high safety standards and excellent shoreline and ecosystem protection.
Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, Kathryn McGarry was at Outlet Beach today to raise the flag and celebrate this award along with Ontario Parks staff.
To receive a Blue Flag, beaches and marinas must meet high international standards in four categories: water quality, environmental management, environmental education, and safety and services.
Sandbanks Provincial Park is one of Ontario’s busiest provincial parks and, along with its amazing beaches, offers many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, including:
•Camping on one of the more than 600 campsites including waterfront camping, tenting sites or trailer sites with electrical hook up.
•Swimming, fishing, boating and a Visitor Centre with educational displays.
•Hiking through multiple trails, including the accessible Sandbanks Dune Trail home to the largest dune system of its kind in the world, and rare wetland habitat that supports wildlife and unusual flora.
•Canoeing the Outlet River and exploring its marsh habitat.
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