July 23rd, 2010 by Nate Meyer
The first thing I want to say about Longpoint Provincial Park….. is SAND, SAND, SAND. The park is pretty much built ontop of a beach, and all sites are in the sand. If you have a trailer, make sure your truck is 4×4, or backing it into a campsite might be an issue. The other thing is, the beaches there are FANTASTIC!
Any site is within walkable distance to the beach, but I would suggest only booking inside of Turtle Dunes Campgrounds, as the other ones are just OPEN sites on the grass. For the most part, the sites on the inner ring of Turtle Dunes are fairly open, but the sites on the NORTH part, and outside ring of Turtle Dunes are pretty private. The best site in the park is site # 434, as it sites pretty much on the beach. There is a SLIGHT bluff to walk over, but you can see the beach, and even set a tent up on the beach. Pictures below are of site # 434.
One thing to be careful of is TICKS!. The campsite area seems fine, but if you go for a walk in the trails at the north end of the park, through the tall grass, you’ll get LOTS of ticks. My little dog had 25-30 ticks on him. On the note of trails, the park doesn’t really have any hiking trails that I saw, or biking trails. It’s also hard to bike around here, cause the roads have some sand on them, and your tires dig in.
I didn’t go around and see what good sites there are at this campground, but my GF noticed one other site that was good. Site # 311, inside Turtle Dunes Campground. It’s not on the beach, but the beach is right over a small sand bluff. The site is fairly private as well.
I think that’s about it.. any questions can be emailed to email [at] natemeyer.ca