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    Fun at the beach

    With its multitude of lakes, rivers and streams, and a large portion of its territory set along one of the longest rivers in the world, it is no wonder Québec features so many beaches! As plentiful as they are diverse, our beaches are appreciated by sun worshippers and sports enthusiasts alike.

    There is something for everyone on these stretches of sand found in national parks, resorts, rural areas or on the shores of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Among the many options, families love the supervised areas offering lots of amenities, while others go for the smaller, more intimate beaches to find some peace and quiet. The choice is yours to make, but here is our list of the most beautiful beaches in the province to re-discover this summer.

    Montérégie
    Plage du Parc régional des îles de Saint-Timothée
    240 Rue St-Laurent, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC J6S 6B9
    plagevalleyfield.ca

    On Montreal’s South Shore, the beach at this regional park gives you a mignificent sandy beach and crystal clear waters. You’ll be charmed at first site ! Lifeguards on the spot. Variety of activities : trecking paths, boat rentals volleyball courts. Snack bar and picnic areas.


    Plage Saint-Zotique
    81e Avenue Saint-Zotique, Lac Saint-François

    st-zotique.com

    This beach is located on the banks of Saint-Zotique lake and their waters are some of the best in the province. Many tropical inspired cabins for more shade. Multiple picnic tables under the refreshing shade of the many trees. With lifeguards.


    Outaouais
    La plage du Lac Simon
    1216, rue Principale, Case postale 117, Duhamel, QC J0V 1G0
    sepaq.com

    Two kilometers of warm sand, crystal clear water for swimming and boating activities and lots of cute guys and gals to watch…

    Laurentians
    Plage d’Oka
    2020, chemin d’Oka, Oka, QC J0N 1E0
    sepaq.com

    Swimmers dive joyfully in the warm waters, others just sun bathe and relaxe, you’re undoubtedly in one of the province’s most loved beaches at the National Oka Park. It’s well known due to its proximity to Montreal and for it’s nude section called Okapulco ! The bushes could be tempting for some cruising, but be warned the security has it’s eyes on you guys !


    Lanaudière
    Parc des Pionniers
    536, rue Principale, Saint-Donat, QC
    saint-donat.ca


    This is one of Québec’s most popular beach. Located on the banks of lake Archambault (Pioneers’ Park at Saint-Donat), it’s a rallying spot for groups of friends. The beach itself overlooks mountains and the swimming area is well secured and enables bathers to practice their favourite sport…


    Eastern Townships
    Plage du Parc de la Baie de Magog
    Plage du Parc de la Baie-de-Magog, Rue de la Promenade Magog
    ville.magog.qc.ca


    Lake Memphrémagog, at the heart of the Eastern Townships, in Magog, is a true jewel. With lifeguards always on the lookout, you can enjoy the beach wether on foot, on bike or skates. Or maybe you’ll just want to relax and lay back for a while and the water quality is perfect.

    Quebec city area
    Plage Eau ClairE du Lac Simon
    100, chemin du Lac-Simon, Saint-Léonard-de-Portneuf G0A 4A0
    domainedulacsimon.com

    The water quality is really exceptional at this magnificent beach. An enchanting and quiet place where one can enjoy many sports. This place is really worth a detour for tourists…

    Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
    Plage du Le Parc National de Pointe-Taillon
    835, rang 3 ouest, Saint-Henri-de-Taillon, Québec, G0W 2X0
    parcsquebec.com


    You’ll probably feel as if this beach were your’s and your’s only… Why ? It’s more than 15 km long and on a sunny hot day, the water gets warmer by the hour ! What more to ask ? Semi-preciious stones of course…

    Plage le Rigolet
    18, rue André, Métabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix, Québec, G8G 1T6
    ville.metabetchouan.qc.ca


    On the edge of Lac Saint-Jean, discover this public beach free access and numerous services: tourist information, walking trail and interpretive outdoor playgrounds and observation, restaurants, picnic area and motorized parking.

    Montréal
    La Plage du Parc Jean-Drapeau
    T. 514 872-6120

    parcjeandrapeau.com

    Not too far fromMontreal’s downtown this urban beach, this one is located at Jean-Drapeau Park, it also has fine sand and a lake to swim in or just relaxe and sun bathe. If you’d like, you can rent a canoe, a kayak or pedal-boat or can play volleyball with a bunch of friends..

    Gaspésie
    Plage Haldimand
    Plage Haldimand, rue de la Plage, Gaspé (à 8 km de la ville de Gaspé)


    Located near the Gaspé downtown area, this long beach offers the picturesque view on Forillon and Cap-aux-Os and on the Gulf of St. Lawrence. This is one of the region’s nicest beaches with it’s 1 km long stretch of sand. At the end of July each year there’s a sand castle competition.

    Bas-Saint-Laurent
    Plage municipale de la Tête-du-Lac
    Plage municipale de la Tête-du-Lac 50, Chemin de la Tête-du-Lac, Pohénégamook


    Discover one of Quebec’s nicest fresh water beach that stretches on 1 km long fine sand with many acitivities. Swimming area with lifeguards.course…


    PLAGE DE L’ANSE-AUX-COQUES
    Sainte-Luce, Québec, G0K 1P0

    sainteluce.ca

    During hot summer days, many locals flock this beach called l’Anse-aux-Coques, a narrow beach protected by a wall that follows the St. Lawrence river.

    Photo_Gaëlle Leroyer — Parc national d’Aiguebelle

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