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Best Montreal Beaches

The places you want to be in and around this summer.
Best Montreal Beaches

Photo cred - Dani Olive

In the summertime when the weather is hot/You can stretch right up and touch the sky. Contrary to popular belief, Montreal is close to some pretty quality beaches. You won't find ocean, but you will find plenty of open sand, plus water activities like kayaking, pedal boats, and canoeing. Here's some of our favorite beaches close to Montreal.

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As referenced in MTLblog's Top 100 Parks post, we love Ile Bizard. This nature park even has a beach, some marsh areas, and endless walking and biking trails.Located on the island, between the Lake of Two Mountains. The lovely beach features volleyball nets, a snack bar, aquatic activities, and tonnes of nature trails. This park beach is very popular, so get here everyone else does!Oka beach is close to Montreal and offers water activities, a beautiful picnic area, playgrounds, plus hiking and cycling trails. This historical and natural heritage site fills up so get here early!This spot is less than an hour away from the West Island and features a huge sandy beach, a friendly swimming area, and lots of fun in nature. Zotique also has BBQ facilities tennis courts, and a snack bar.The Pointe-Calumet Beach is very close to Montreal and features water sport activities, a 50' long cable park course, beach volleyball, lake trampolines, and more! Lots of events hosted here, so check in advance.Less than an hour away from the West Island, Voyageur National park has a spacious beach and picnic area. This park has BBQ facilities, a convenience store, and bathrooms.

Bois-de-l’Île-Bizard Nature Park

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Cap Saint Jacques Beach

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Oka Beach

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Plage de Saint-Timothée

Saint-Timothée’s Parc features a gorgeous sandy beach, picnic areas, kayaking, canoeing, etc. pedal boats, canoeing and kayaking. The park also has a chalet service with snack bar and restrooms.

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Plage de Saint-Zotique

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Plage du Parc Jean-Drapeau

In the huge island park we all know and love sits a fabulous lake beach, a nearby pool, and boat sport rentals. New this year, you'll be able to wakeboard at the beach. Also new: free wifi.

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Beach Club de Pointe-Calumet

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Clock Tower Beach

Located at the foot of the Clock Tower, the entrance to Old Port, this beach offers a serene vacation atmosphere with fine sand, chairs, and parasols.

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Outdoor Aquatic Complex at PJD

Although not technically a beach, the outdoor pool complex at PJD is incredible. There are three recently renovated pools: a recreational pool (with rubber mat cushioning), a competition pool, and a diving pool. For the summer the complex has trampolines, water games, and inflatable Saturdays (water trampoline games).

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Voyageur National Park

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