10 Best Beach Destinations in Canada

June 12, 2018

Let’s go to the beach! What better summertime destination than a big sandy beach? Here are ten Canadian beaches we think you’ll love. This calls for a road trip!

Singing Sands Beach, Basin Head Provincial Park, Prince Edward Island

On the way to the most eastern point of Prince Edward Island, visitors will find Basin Head Beach – aka “Singing Sands Beach”. This quiet, dog-friendly beach is in Basin Head Provincial Park. You could walk along the shore for hours with your toes in the sand—everyone loves the warm ocean waters!

Nearby RV-friendly campsites: Campbell’s Cove Campground, St. Peters Park, plus more listings here

Ingonish Beach, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

Just along the Cabot Trail, visitors can choose to swim in fresh or salt water at Ingonish Beach. How, you ask? A rock formation separates the ocean waters from an adjacent lake and you don’t even have to leave the beach! The nearby Cape Breton Highlands National Park is a popular overnight camping spot for daytime beach-goers.

Nearby RV-friendly campsites: Hide Away Campground & Oyster Market, Piper’s Trailer Court, plus more listings here

Cape Enrage Beach, New Brunswick

If PEI’s beaches are warm, New Brunswick’s are still warmer. Did you know New Brunswick has the warmest saltwater beaches in all of Canada? Cape Enrage Beach is a little different than the others, though. It’s more about the view than anything else. This 7km beach lies along the bottom of the cliffs on Barn March Island. If traditional sandy beaches are more your style, there are plenty of those in the province.

Nearby RV-friendly campsites: Ponderosa Pines Park, Glooscap RV Park & Campground, plus more listings here

Wasaga Beach, Wasaga Beach Provincial Park, Ontario

Along the shores of Georgian Bay, beach bums flock to Wasaga Beach. You’ll also find a family-friendly area and plenty of places to camp nearby. The Town of Wasaga Beach is a fun place to be – they host a few festivals throughout the summer!

Nearby RV-friendly campsites: Gateway Camping, Jell-E-Bean Campground, plus more listings here

Sandbanks Beach, Sandbanks Provincial Park, Ontario

If quaint towns full of antique shops and the neighbouring wineries weren’t enough, Sandbanks Beach is a fantastic reason to head you to Prince Edward County. Sandbanks Provincial Park is home to one of Ontario’s largest beaches with an attached campground for easy access. This beach is on Lake Ontario, so bring your boat along, too, if you want to take to the water.
Nearby RV-friendly campsites: Log Cabin Point, Hideaway Trailer Park, plus more listings here

Grand Beach Provincial Park, Manitoba

Locals love Grand Beach Provincial Park, and for a good reason! Explore the tall sand dunes and surrounding hiking trails or grab a seat by the water. Stroll the boardwalk and take in the glowing sunsets. Manitoba is an outdoorsperson’s dream!

Manitou Beach, Little Manitou Lake, Saskatchewan

Enjoy a relaxing spa getaway in the therapeutic water of Little Manitou Lake. The shallow lake is filled with minerals and so much salt you can float similar to the Dead Sea. Sit on the sandy Manitou Beach or give yourself a natural mud mask on the edge of the water.
Park your RV at the nearby Watrous and Manitou Beach Campground and head for the healing waters.

Waskesiu Beach, Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan

Waskesiu Lake is perfect for beach loungers and boaters. Wake boarding and water skiing are popular activities, or loungers might take a stroll through the adjacent forest for a break from the sun. Explore the town of Waskesiu before settling down at the end of the night.

Devonshire Beach, Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park, Alberta

One of Alberta’s biggest lakes is lined by beautiful sandy beaches. Devonshire Beach is a local favourite along those shores. People relax, canoe, fish, and enjoy the sun just a couple hours north of Edmonton. The Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory is another popular spot nearby.

Long Beach, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

This 16+ km beach clocks in at the longest on Vancouver Island right between Tofino and Ucluelet in Pacific Rim National Park, which is probably the reason why they call it Long Beach! Just off the sand, beachgoers explore British Columbia’s rolling green mountains and rainforests. Walk along the beach with your eyes peeled for whales and sleep at one of the many nearby campgrounds after a day in the sun.

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