Sand Hill Park

These sprawling sand dunes near Toronto are a natural wonder

There's a beach only two hours from Toronto that has Ontario's largest and tallest sand dunes.

Known as one of Ontario's natural wonders, Sand Hill Park is located on the North shore of Lake Erie. Towering more than 100 metres above the white sandy beaches are massive sand hills that offer incredible views.

When you visit, be sure to trek up to the very top (be prepared - it's an intense workout!) to catch a panoramic sunset. It's hard to believe that these gigantic sand hills will only continue to grow over time too, due to the prevailing southwest winds.

The picturesque beachfront and mountains of sand are surrounded by a huge campground and plenty of shaded areas, perfect for retreating from the sun. There are also lots of hiking trails, ponds and fishing spots inside the park as well. 

If you're up for spending the entire weekend here, there are hundreds of different camping sites to choose from, so the options are nearly endless.

You can take your pick from sites that are fully serviced with hot showers, toilets and electrical outlets, or, you can completely rough it with just a tent and fire pit.

Every summer, visitors can attend Sand Hill Park's annual sand sculpture contest, so if you're a creative type, be sure to enter for your chance to claim some fame. 

Admission to the park is only $10/person.

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