Top 5 Beach Locations in Canada for Weekends

Canada is not blessed with an extraordinarily long summer, but Canadians make the most of what they’ve got. Cradled between sea-to-shining-sea, lies an abundance of craggy coastlines, forest-fringed meadows and lonely lakes just begging for skipping rocks. So this weekend, make a point to enjoy some of Canada’s best beaches. Head down to the water and feel the sand beneath your toes, because we’ve rounded up the best beach getaways in Canada which will be budget friendly and that you will love to visit with your loved ones and family.

Long Beach, Vancouver Island, B.C.

Long Beach, Vancouver Island, B.C.

Long Beach is the longest sandy beach on Vancouver Island. Home to a uniquely beautiful wilderness, the pacific rim of Vancouver Island is famous for pristine beaches, hot spring cove, ancient rainforests, Pacific Rim National Park and abundant wildlife. An ideal place for joggers, kayakers, sea lions and sun worshipers set amidst the backdrop of rain forest and mountains. Around twenty thousand grey whales migrate up this coast each spring and summer.

Tofino, Vancouver, Canada

Tofino, Vancouver, Canada

Tofino lies in Vancouver Island, characterized by wild natural scenery including lakes, Sandy beaches with year-round surfing facilities, and ancient rainforest. Tofino has an airport with scheduled flights from Vancouver. Kids will enjoy whale watching and hiking, surfing, hot springs, kayaking, beach combing and more. Tofino area offers a variety of accommodation from convenient beachfront vacation rentals to rustic cabins to cozy bed and breakfasts. With lots of money saving options and fun filled thrill, Long Beach in Vancouver is certainly one of the best cheap beach weekend getaways in the Great North.

Singing Sands, Basin Head Provincial Park

Singing Sands, Basin Head Provincial Park

Ever thought or heard of a spectacular golden sand beach that sings when you walk on it? Yes!! It does exist!! That’s where the name Singing Sands actually derives from, the sound is a little more like a squeak, but it’s distinctive and mysterious. It’s a phenomenon that scientists still don’t completely understand. ‘Singing Sands’ have been reported on beaches in the North of Wales. In fact Singing Sands is a part of Bruce Peninsula National Park, it is actually located on the Lake Huron side of the peninsula, Singing Sands has shallow water, “interesting mirror crafted public washrooms”, a picnic area, a boardwalk, and trails to appeal to the traditional beach lover, nature lovers and photographers.

Magdalen Islands, Quebec

Magdalen Islands, Quebec

Located in the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrenc,  105km north of Prince Edward Island, this green archipelago surrounded by white-sand beaches, and red cliffs, a salt-swept, gale-blown string of red-dirt islands crusted with fuzzy tufts of grass peppers exerts a magnetic attraction on visitors. Famous for their warm hospitality, the Islanders are also talented chefs, artists and artisans.  You can enjoy exquisite seafood, sea and wind sports, sea excursions, visits to local art galleries and studios, hikes and more. The Gulf of St Lawrence, and they are a sight to behold.

Wasaga Beach, Ontario

Wasaga Beach, Ontario

Wasaga Beach is another popular weekend destination located just two hours north of Toronto. The white sandy beach stretches more than 14 kilometers on Nottawasaga Bay & is touted as the world’s longest freshwater beach and because of its grandeur. This blue-flag-rated spot has great water, sand and sun, and the people watching will make your head spin. Well you can immerse yourself in reading a book, building a sandcastle, shopping, enjoying the midway, or simply getting out for jetski, hike, bike, etc. Wasaga Beach is also home to many recreational trails and the Nottawasaga River is good for game fishing, canoeing and boating. Well you can easily find many cheap deals for this beach destination to make your weekend getaway happening.

Well our picks for the three best beaches in Canada those with the scintillating water, the best sunrise viewing sand, surfing options and swimming, the tiny hidden gems and seeps, the bountiful aquatic wonders will definitely make your weekend filled with fun and pleasantness.

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