Sandy Beach

Sandy-Beach-Park-CalgarySandy Beach Park is a beautiful place within the city with varying terrain and the Elbow river flowing through the park.

It features a rocky beach with a shallow wading area. Locals love the park because of its excellent access to the water and amenities nearby.

Sandy beach is one of the best places in the city to play in the river. Sandy Beach isn't the most extensive park around, but it is away from the city noise and view.

Since the flood a few years back, the beach has shrunk, but it is still pleasant to sit at and let the kids or dogs play in the water.

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What is there to do at Sandy Beach Park?

The park boasts many picnic sites for all visitors to enjoy. Most picnic areas have shelter, and some even have Fire Pits and BBQ stands. It is a perfect area for group picnics.

Sandy Park also features beautiful pathways. There are a few spots along the path where you can take a short steep climb down to the river.

Shady playgrounds are right by the parking lot, close to picnic site 1. Parents can conveniently watch over the kids while they enjoy playing.

Riverdale Dog Park

Visitors of Sandy Beach Park have access to multiple off-leash dog parks. The Riverdale Dog Park is great for the whole family as it has access to the river but also has beautiful covered pathways and many places to sit and rest. There is access to the Sandy Beach off-leash River Access through this dog park too. To the east of Riverdale Dog park is the Britannia Off-leash Area, where you can tromp through the forest and enjoy some stunning views. Naturally, it's a trendy spot for dog walking and cooling off on hot summer days.

Sandy Beach Public Boat Launch

There is also a convenient spot to launch a raft to float down the Elbow River. Enjoy the slow moving river as you pass right past the Calgary Golf & Country Club.

The most exciting feature here is the Elbow River is very open, given that the water here is from the Glenmore Reservoir. It's excellent for birders or people wanting to see open water. With all the berry bushes here, the birds are generally relatively abundant.

Sandy Beach Footbridge

This cool suspension bridge takes you to Riverdale Park, which has lots of woods to stroll through. It is a pleasant place to stop for a short while in the winter and enjoy the scenic view.

The water on the beach is gentle and shallow. Kids love throwing and moving rocks around. Some even bring buckets to play with.

The river and beach area are rocky and hard on the feet. Visitors may want to consider wearing water shoes.

The park provides free parking. However, it is quite limited and usually gets full by lunchtime. You have to go there early if you want to secure a decent parking spot.

How big is Sandy Beach Park?

Sandy Beach is a summer village in Alberta, Canada. It covers an area of 33 hectares.

Where is Sandy Beach Park Located?

Sandy Beach’s address is 4500 14A Street South West. It is surrounded by the communities of Altadore, Britannia and Windsor Park. The park is open from 5 AM until 11 PM.

The park provides free parking. However, it is quite limited and usually gets full by lunchtime. You have to go there early if you want to secure a decent parking spot.