Sandbanks Provincial Park has received a big environmental distinction.
The Prince Edward County park has received the Blue Flag, for international eco-certification.
Sandbanks is the second Ontario beach, along with Wasaga to get the honour from Environmental Defence.
Environmental Defence Program Manager Brett Tryon says not only does Sandbanks have stunning beaches and dunes, but the park has great environmental education programming, responsible habitat management, accessible facilities, and excellent water quality
To receive a Blue Flag, beaches and marinas must meet high international standards in water quality, environmental management, environmental education, and safety and services