Beach and dog-friendly camping near Kingston

Explore some of Canada’s historical sites and visit the Thousand Islands’ sandy beaches and boutique wineries.

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5 top beach and dog-friendly campgrounds near Kingston

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Woodland Park

17 sites · RVs, Tents96 acres · Kingston, ON
Welcome Woodland Park, a private campground spread across 96 acres of stunning nature, offering a variety of spots for every kind of camper. Whether you're into cozy cabins, fancy glamping, or just pitching your tent under the stars, we've got you covered. And if you're all about RVs, we've got serviced daily spots and even seasonal spots for those who want to make Woodland Park their home away from home. Our mission? To provide an extraordinary experience for families, couples, and solo travelers alike. We believe that enjoying the great outdoors shouldn't come with a hefty price tag. So, whether you're roasting marshmallows with the family or taking a solo hike to recharge, we've designed Woodland Park to be your affordable escape into the beauty of Mother Nature. Cherish the simple joys in life, for it's the little moments that transform your time with us into something truly special. We're here to ensure that your stay at Woodland is more than just a getaway – it's a memory in the making, filled with relaxation, adventure, and those unforgettable, cherished moments.
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Parrott’s Bay Camping

2 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Bath, ON
Learn more about this land:Camp in a natural private forest next to Lake Ontario. Camping is available for tents, cars, vans, and trailers up to 30 feet. Trailer campers can expect a pull-in site that will require some leveling. Pets are welcome. Campfires are permitted within local regulation. Please leave it the way you found it.Hiking trails and a truly natural environment are conveniently next door. The Waterfront Trail and Loyalist Parkway are down at the Floating Bridge Beach. Golfing nearby. Grocery store within 5 minutes of the property.
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Timothy H.’s Land

10 sites · Tents65 acres · Perth Road, ON
Learn more about this land:An untouched 65 acres of gorgeous Thousand-Island area landscape, lots of wildlife, natural ponds and beautiful trees. This property is so raw that a beaver built a dam blocking my main access (and I plan to keep it that way). Please be eco conscious please, do not leave garbage, kill any animals or cut any trees (that's the beaver's job hehe), thank you.
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Hay Bay Retreat

1 site · Lodging2 acres · Napanee, ON
No cottage roads just a private driveway on a paved road, but far enough away that you can’t hear passing traffic. No immediate neighbours give you peace & privacy to enjoy sunny days and beautiful Lake Ontario sunsets on Hay Bay. Easy to get to from the 401 (15 min from Napanee). Our NW-facing cottage is approx.1200 sqft with a covered porch, 2 bdrm and 1 bath. A large yard for games, play structure, pebble beach, dock, 2 paddle boards/kayaks and a water trampoline/slide all for you to enjoy!
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7 Smith Farm

1 site · Lodging212 acres · Central Frontenac, ON
Settled in 1885 this property was a cattle farm for much of its history. Now owned by a mother and son we are restoring a century old barn, growing our own food, and milling our own lumber.
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Beach and dog-friendly camping near Kingston guide

Overview

Kingston has a rich history, where visitors can learn about Canada’s early days and explore the shores of the St. Lawrence River along multiple waterfront trails. The famous Thousand Islands dotted around the river just east of Kingston attract thousands of sightseers annually, in either their own watercraft or seasonal tour boats. Day trips to the wineries and beaches of Prince Edward County are an easy 1-hour drive each way, and the extensive backcountry of Frontenac Provincial Park is even closer, just 41 kilometres from the city.

Where to go

North of Kingston is one of Ontario’s top spots for backcountry camping. Frontenac is open year-round and caters to both paddlers and backpackers with 12 small clusters of campsites (48 interior campsites in total) that limit the impact on nature while providing basic facilities. Each campsite has a tent pad, firepit, picnic table, privy, and food locker.  

“The County” is not quite an island, but it does feel like an escape from the mainland filled with antique shops, wineries, and sandy shores. Campers pack the 500 car camping sites at Sandbanks Provincial Park all summer, and day visitors join them on the popular beachfront. Rent a canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard to enjoy the water even more.

Thousand Islands

The Thousand Islands in the St. Lawrence River create a complex archipelago. Thousand Islands National Park comprises 19 of these islands, and primitive camping is available on many of them. Navigation can be difficult due to dangerous shoals, so purchase a good set of charts unless you are in a canoe or kayak. Several private campgrounds operate near the Thousand Islands Parkway on the river’s north shore.

When to go

If you’re planning to enjoy the water, July and August are the warmest times to take a dip but also the hardest times to book a campsite. Choose a spring or fall trip for a more relaxing experience, with fewer crowds. Campsites in Thousand Islands National Park are available from late May to mid-October. 

Know before you go

  • As a university town, Kingston is relatively quiet from June to August, while the students are away for the summer.
  • Cycling is a great way to see Kingston’s waterfront, and there are also cycling routes throughout the city.
  • Prince Edward County is home to dozens of craft winemakers, cideries, and breweries. Most offer tastings and onsite shops.
  • The three large beaches at Sandbanks Provincial Park are natural dunes and considered some of the best sandy beaches in Canada.

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