When it comes to sand, surf, and sun, Canada has the world’s best beaches in both volume and variety.
Long Beach, B.C.
Long beach is a stunning Canadian beach you must visit. It takes approximately three hours west of Nanaimo. Situated inside the majestic natural splendor of the Pacific Rim National Park.
This flat-out beautiful stretch of sand is always in a state of flux due to the constant pounding it receives from mighty Pacific currents. Long Beach is best for your outdoor adventures such as surfing, kayaking, hiking or pure beach-bound relaxation.
Basin Head Provincial Park, P.E.I.
The most striking feature of Basin Head is its gorgeous white sand beach. It takes a one-hour drive east of Charlottetown, near the town of Souris. This is a part of the scenic Points East Coastal Drive touring region. Also, it’s one of the most picturesque spots in Canada.
Lawrencetown Beach is a little slice of heaven for surfers. It is located about 40 minutes east of Halifax. Even though Lawrencetown’s frequently have foggy weather, this beach also a favorite spot of many people.
The rough tide and strong currents at this 1.5 kilometer-long strip mark it as one of the top surfing spots in Canada, with swells topping 4m on particularly blustery days
Sylvan Lake, Alta.
A great destination at any time of the year. Sylvan Lake shines its brightest in the summer. It is located about 16 kilometers west of Red Deer, Alberta. This is a premier sunbathing spot.
Also plays host to the annual 1913 Days celebrations in June (celebrating the birth of the town of Sylvan Lake), a big Canada Day party, the Jazz at the Lake Festival, beach volleyball tournaments, and the always colorful dragon boat races.
Good Spirit Lake Provincial Park, Sask
This Canadian beach is a haven for vacationers and nature lovers. It takes about 30 minutes northwest of Yorkton to reach Good Spirit Lake.
The shallow shores at the south end of the lake are perfect for young or inexperienced swimmers. The surrounding area offers plenty of attractions and amenities for families, including everything from camping facilities to 18 holes of mini putt.
Kelly’s Beach, N.B.
Kelly’s Beach is one of the most popular destinations in New Brunswick. It is situated within Kouchibouguac (pronounced kou-she-boo-gwack) National Park (about an hour southeast of Miramichi) and accessible via a 1.2-kilometer boardwalk.
The warm waters in the lagoon sometimes exceed the 20C mark, so a swimsuit is a definite must. The park boasts 50 kilometers of fantastic cycling routes. So bring your bikes too!