A Beach That Doesn't Need An Ocean

Posted Play • Neil's 2016 Adventure • Sceptre • Great Sandhills • Sand Dunes • Sand • Beach

South of Sceptre is a massive beach, so beautiful that it doesn't need an ocean. The Great Sandhills is a protected area and home to one of the biggest active sand dunes in Canada. They’re also habitat for over 150 bird species, plenty of native plants and many unique mammals - like the Ord’s kangaroo rat. If you’re up for a bit of exploring, be ready to find sand in places that sand should never be: up your nose, in your ears, in your camera - everywhere.

Remember, this is private land and the public is fortunate to be able to explore it. Stick to the bladed road, park in the designated parking lot and leave only fleeting foot prints. Be sure to visit the Great Sandhills Museum and Interpretive Centre in Sceptre. It's open from May 15 to August 31 and provides visitors an opportunity to learn about the landscape and the lives of early settlers who lived in the area.