If you live in Canada, the summer is almost over; there are only seven weeks until the fall season kicks in; you can still enjoy the remaining days of the summer by visiting your nearest beach before Saturday, September 22, which is supposed to be the last day of summer.
As the country with the world’s longest coastline, it’s a given that Canada would have plenty of beaches to choose from. And when you add the many beaches on lakes, you have to agree that we’re pretty spoiled for choice. Picking ten wasn’t easy. But these beaches are some of the best in the land and ones you really should put on your (sand) bucket list.
Canadian Beaches You Must Visit This Summer
10. Ingonish Beach
Today’s Parent says that Ingonish Beach offers you the best of both when you can’t decide between warm and cold. The calm, warm water of Freshwater Lake is separated from the cold Atlantic by a dividing wall.
9. Sandbanks Beach
Sandbanks Provincial Park, Ontario, according to the Toronto Sun, Sandbanks Provincial Park is home to the giant freshwater sandbar and dune system. Those dunes make for perfect photo opportunities.
8. Singing Sands
Basin Head Provincial Park, Prince Edward Island; Reader’s Digest singles out another of Prince Edward Island’s many wondrous beaches: Singing Sands, or Basin Head Beach, make a squeaking sound when you walk on it as if it is singing.
7. Brackley Beach
Brackley Beach, Prince Edward Island, according to Expedia, Brackley Beach has a particular offering that will appeal not only to the kids but to your inner child too: sandcastle-building classes.
6. Grand Bend, Ontario
The beach at Grand Bend is the star attraction of this famous holiday village on the shores of Lake Huron. There are two main beaches, with the northern one for the hip and happening crowd and the southern one for families who want something quieter, according to Reader’s Digest.
5. Devonshire Beach
Devonshire Beach – Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park, Alberta, the Toronto Sun says that Devonshire Beach is often considered one of Alberta’s best beaches. Its soft sand stretches over 1.5 km.
4. Manitou Beach
Manitou Beach – Little Manitou Lake, Saskatchewan, another of the Toronto Sun’s choices is Manitou Beach on the shores of Little Manitou Lake, about 120 km from Saskatoon. The natural attraction here is the lake itself, which has such high salinity levels that it’s Canada’s version of the Dead Sea.
3. Long Beach
Long Beach – Tofino, British Columbia, reader’s Digest picked another Tofino beach as one to visit. Long Beach is part of Vancouver Island’s longest dune, and in the warmer months, you can spot grey whales.
2. Cox Bay
Cox Bay – Tofino, British Columbia, Expedia says that Cox Bay is an excellent choice if you’re travelling with kids. At low tide, you may find sea stars and barnacles in the tidal caves at the beach’s northern end. In addition, Cox Bay is considered one of Canada’s best surfing beaches.
1. Wasaga Beach
Wasaga Beach – Wasaga Beach Provincial Park, Ontario, according to the Toronto Sun, Wasaga Beach is a popular summer destination for Ontarians. It’s the world’s longest freshwater beach, and areas 1, 2 and 5 have been given Blue Flag status recently. Blue Flag status is an eco-certification for cleanliness, safety, and environmental standards.