Annandale Beach and Wharf
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Day park, white sand, trails. Pack a picnic and follow the boardwalk to this long white sandy unsupervised beach, its white sands especially beautiful as the tide comes in. Facilities include an eating shelter, washrooms and change rooms.
Sarah (Sally) Steele was born in Little Pond in 1817, one of nine children of Lauchlan and Mary (MacDonald) Steele who leased the land on which Sally's Beach lies. Sally never married, spent her whole life on this land and in the end came to own it. When she became unable to take care of herself the Alex Mackenzie family took her in and when she passed away at age 85 she left this land to them. Ever after it was called 'Sally's Beach'. Long before Sally's became a Provincial Park in 2000, it was an informal public beach. Recognized access dates back to the late 1800s when it was a place for farmers to collect gravel and seaweed. By the nineteen-fifties it was the place for community picnics and family reunions when relatives came home from 'away'.
Two hiking trails:
Both start at Sally’s Beach; the first is a pleasant 0.8km (0.5 miles) walk around the point and back. The upper trail starts where the lower trail ends, and is an enjoyable 3.2km (2 miles) walk across the beach and around the property. Interpretive markers explain the trail and the trail provides scenic views of water and land.
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