These best beaches across Canada are the hottest destinations to spend long summer days and nights, Most attractive visit places Wallpapers HD Pictures, Canada has more shoreline than any other country in the world it’s no surprise that Canada’s beach-going public can’t seem to agree on which coastal vistas offer the most bang for your vacationing buck. From the huge stretches of family-friendly shoreline available on the likes of Grand Beach and Grand Bend to the secluded charm of Devonshire Beach and Bennett Beach to the completely unique phenomenon of Prince Edward Island’s Singing Sands, whatever your dream beach looks like, Canada has got you covered.
Read on for our list of the 9 best beaches in Canada.
Grand Beach, Manitoba
A gorgeous freshwater beach located on the eastern shore of Lake Winnipeg, the sixth largest of Canada’s many epic lakes, Grand Beach is the jewel of nearby town Grand Marais in Manitoba, Canada. Stretching over 3km of fine white sand and surrounded by towering sand dunes, Grand Beach is part of Grand Beach Provincial Park. In 2012, Grand Beach was awarded a Blue Flag for being an ‘extraordinary and safe’ beach and pulls in the visitors with numerous water-sports, beach volleyball and a rare bird sanctuary. Located on the historic La Vérendrye Trail, Grand Beach is a scenic seaside spot that’s extremely popular with Manitoban locals who want to enjoy some summertime camping.
Wasaga Beach, Ontario
Wasaga Beach has a very impressive claim to fame; it is the longest freshwater beach in the world. Located in Southern Ontario, at the end of Georgian Bay, Wasaga Beach is just a two hour drive from Toronto making it the weekend summer destination for weary Toronto city-folk. With a total of 14 kilometres of stunningly clean sandy beach, Wasaga Beach Provincial Park was the first park in Canada to be awarded the Blue Flag designation. Wasaga’s attractive boardwalk is popular with visitors and its many local restaurants and shops are bursting with activity, particularly during the summer months. The waters of Georgian Bay are inviting, even in the winter months, with safe swimming encouraged and a number of water sports on offer. Beach volleyball is, of course, obligatory.
Grand Bend, Ontario
Another Ontario beach, Grand Bend has been attracting tourists to its beautiful sandy coastline and fun, bustling street scene since the mid-nineteenth century. Located along the shores of Lake Huron in Southern Ontario, ‘The Bend’ as it’s known by locals, is just 45minutes from London. Main Street is the place to be for a Florida-style beach party while the beaches located to the south of the river mouth are a bit quieter and more family-friendly. Nearby Piney Provincial Park offers almost 1,000 different campsites, making travelling with a family nice and cheap. Mini golf, theatre, street food, art galleries, cafés, restaurants and bars, Grand Bend really has it all.
Singing Sands, Prince Edward Island
Singing Sands Beach made it onto our list of the best beaches in Canada not because of its size, or its facilities or even the quality of its sand but for its unique sound. Yes, Singing Sands located at Basin Head Cape in Prince Edward Island in Canada does exactly what its name implies, it sings. A bizarre aural phenomenon that scientists are still working towards fully understanding, singing sand occurs on quartz sand beaches that contain silica where the grains are spherical and a very specific diameter in size. Although it didn’t make it onto the final list Singing Sands beach was recently shortlisted to be part of Canada’s Seven Wonders.
Havre-Aubert Beach, Iles de la Madeleine, Quebec
Havre-Aubert Beach is part of the Magdalen Islands Archipelago in the Gulf of St Lawrence. Spread across 85km, the Magdalen’s offer a total of 300km of long sandy beaches, of which Havre-Aubert Beach is considered one of the best. The Havre-Aubert Island is a little more tricky to get to than many of Canada’s beautiful beaches, a ferry from Prince Edward Island, cruise ship from Montreal or plane from one of the nearby islands is the only real way to get there, making its extensive natural beauty, exceptional forest flora and charming beach island culture all the more exclusive.
Bennett Beach, Yukon
Bennett Beach is a low-key, secluded little stretch of beach compared to many of the big-name beaches on this list. Bennett Beach can be found on the well-known 180 kilometre route between Skagway in Alaska and Whitehorse in Yukon County and is located in the historic gold rush village of Carcross. Comprised of just 2km of soft white sand with breath-taking views of endless freshwater lake in front and monstrous snow-capped mountains behind, Bennett Beach is an off-the-beaten track gem. It is a great place from which to explore Carcross Desert (the world’s smallest desert) and some of the most historic buildings in the county of Yukon.
Parlee Beach, New Brunswick
The waters of the Northumberland Strait are marked as being the warmest ocean water on the east coast of North America, north of Virginia. This fact has helped Parlee Beach, located in Pointe-du-Chene, New Brunswick, become the most popular beach in the whole state and with over 50 beaches to choose from that’s no mean feat. Parlee Beach Provincial Park has over 190 campsites in total, creating plenty of space for families to camp out on warm summer nights. Weekends are Parlee Beach’s most popular time with organised volleyball, touch football and supervised swimming on offer to keep everyone entertained. Summer seems to the be the only time Parlee Beach sees any visitors so if you don’t mind freezing coastal temperatures head there in the winter to get the place to yourself.
Manitou Beach, Saskatchewan
The benefits of a freshwater beach are plentiful – no stinging eyes, no dry, frizzy hair, no accidental mouthful of salt-water – but the benefits of a saltwater beach deserve a mention too. Manitou Beach, located off the shores of Little Manitou Lake is known for the high salinity level of its waters meaning those who venture into the lake can enjoy being held in suspension by the water and bobbing around on the surface. Founded in 1905, Manitou Beach was once as popular with tourists as Jasper and Banff. Approximately 100km east of the city of Saskatoon, Manitou Beach is extra popular with tourists for its mineral spa, dance hall, golf course and park campground.
Devonshire Beach, Alta
Another small beach where you can relax away from the crowds, Devonshire beach is located in Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park in Alta, Alberta. Devonshire Beach is a 1.5km stretch of sandy beach with notoriously soft sand and gently rolling dunes. Local Albertians love Devonshire Beach with many considering it to be the best beach in the whole of Alberta and visitors from further afield can’t help but fall for Devonshire’s secluded, low-key charm. Beautiful hiking trails can be found in the forested area surrounded Devonshire but be sure to plan your trip for the summer months as in winter the hiking trails as well as the beach itself are closed to the public.