5 Montreal beaches to relax at this summer

Jul 21 2017, 8:11 pm

We don’t know about you, but we love feeling the sand between our toes and swimming in calm, blue waters. Did you know you can experience this without leaving the city?

Check out 5 Montreal beaches to relax at this summer and be sure to take a refreshing dip before the season is over!

Clock Tower Beach

Old Montreal’s famous Clock Tower Beach was closed last summer, but it has reopened in summer 2017, giving Montrealers all the benefits of a beach without leaving the city. Set up at Clock Tower Quay, Clock Tower Beach sits on the banks of the Saint Lawrence and features white sand, blue umbrellas, lounge chairs, and even a resident bar (L’Horloge). Entrance to the beach is just $2, which is a small price to pay for paradise! The beach is open every day until Labour Day.
When: Until September 4
Where: Clock Tower Quay, Old Port

Plage Jean-Dore

Located in Parc Jean Drapeau, Plage Jean-Dore is a family-friendly beach complete with soft sand, warm water, lifeguards, picnic tables, a changing area, and even a giant inflatable obstacle course called Aquazilla!
When: 10 am – 7 pm until August 27
Where: Parc Jean Drapeau

Oka National Park

If you’re looking to get out of the city, Oka National Park is only a short drive away and it boasts some incredible beaches and a gorgeous lake. Whether you’re into watersports or are just looking for a secluded spot to relax, you’ll be able to find it on the picturesque beaches of this nearby national park.
When: Until September 4
Where: 2020 Chemin d’Oka, Oka, QC

Cap-St-Jacques Nature Park

This regional West Island park is home to some of the best beaches in the region. Not only is there a natural sand beach, a secluded bay, and calm waters ideal for swimming, but you can also rent kayaks, stand up paddleboards, and pedalos!
When: 10 am – 7 pm until August 27
Where: 20099 Boulvard Gouin West, Pierrefonds, QC

Île-Charron Park

Just recently opened, the beach at Île-Charron Park in Longueuil offers excellent swimming conditions in the Saint Lawrence River, not to mention the fact that it is equipped with a boat launch, volleyball courts, a picnic area, and a disc golf course. Prepare for a day of fun in the sun!
When: 10 am – 6 pm until September 3
Where: 2495 Rue de l’Île Charron, Longueuil, QC

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