Canadian beach named one of the 50 best in the world

Nov 27 2018, 5:35 pm

Whoever said Canada doesn’t have world-renowned beaches (we’re looking at you, Australians), has clearly never been to Long Beach.

For the second year in a row, Long Beach in British Columbia has been named one of the World’s Top 50 Beaches by FlightNetwork, this time moving up from the 38th to the 31st spot!

“Long Beach, the perfectly named, seemingly endless shore in British Columbia’s Pacific Rim National Park, is part of a 34,800-acre area covered in coastal temperate rainforest. This pristine expanse of nature is a core protected area of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve,” writes FlightNetwork.

“Resting in the emerald forest bordering the beach is the Green Point Campground, which is especially enjoyable in the summer as activities like swimming, fishing, and kayaking can easily be enjoyed.”

Close your eyes Torontonians, but the west coast really is earning its reputation as the best coast.

In addition to Long Beach earning its spot on the World’s Top 50 Beaches list, FlightNetwork’s ranking of the World’s Best City Beaches has named not one but TWO Vancouver beaches within the top 20!

Okay enough bragging, who else is ready to hit the beach?

 

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“You’ll get lost wandering for hours on Long Beach’s stunning shoreline as you listen to the soft crashing of ocean waves on one side and the musical songs of the birds in the forest on the other,” FlightNetwork quotes Sajjadur Rahman of The Daily Star.

The website ranked each beach on a set of criteria including “Sheer Untouched Beauty,” “Remoteness,” days of sun, and average temperature.

Long Beach received the following scores:

  • Sheer Untouched Beauty: 10/10
  • Remoteness: 9/10
  • Sand and Water Quality: 8/10
  • Annual days of sunshine: 151
  • Average Annual Temperature: 10°C

Here are the top 10 best beaches in the world, according to FlightNetwork:

  1. Shipwreck Beach, Zakynthos
  2. Whitehaven Beach, Queensland
  3. Hidden Beach, El Nido
  4. Praia do Sancho, Pernambuco
  5. Tulum Beach, Quintana Roo
  6. Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos
  7. Seven Mile Beach, Negril
  8. Anse Source D’Argent, La Digue Island
  9. Maya Bay, Phi Phi
  10. Varadero Beach, Cuba
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