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Sandbanks Provincial Park

Location: Lake Ontario in Prince Edward County (near Picton), Ontario, Canada

Sandbanks Provincial Park is a provincial park located on Lake Ontario in Prince Edward County near Picton, Ontario, Canada. It is noted for its picturesque sand dunes and beaches. It also has the world's largest fresh water sand bar and dune system. more ...

Outlet Beach plaque, Outlet Beach, Sandbanks Provincial Park

This photo is of the Outlet Beach plaque located in front of the Park Store. The plaque reads: Outlet Beach is regarded as one of the finest sand beaches in Canada. The beach has always been popular with local residents and today, as part of Sandbanks Provincial Park, attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. Outlet Beach is located on the Lake Ontario side of a large forested sandbar which separates Lake Ontario from East Lake. The sandbar is crossed by a narrow river which empties into Lake Ontario at a location residents have historically referred to as the Outlet. Over the years, the name Outlet has been applied to both the river and the beach itself. Many visitors to Outlet Beach have been intrigued by the legend of a lost barrel of gold. The gold reportedly buried by a French gunboat captain somewhere along the Outlet River during the Seven Years War (1756-1763), has never been found. Any clues as to the whereabouts of the treasure have long been obscured by shifting sands. (Erected by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources).

GPS: 43 deg 53' 45.05" N, 77 deg 13' 22.12" W (43.8958472, -77.2228111)

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