Indeed, we're far from the tropical paradises of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico. Still, we get dazzlingly scorching temperatures in the summertime and rightfully deserve some respite from the heat!\nSome of us can't travel to far-flung resorts and relax in the sun so we have to make do with what we've got! This doesn't mean you're skimping on quality, though.\nLocal beaches around Montreal are well-maintained and offer fantastic amenities for friends and the whole family! Since we're facing down a heatwave this week, why not head to one of these 15 beaches around Montreal?\nPlage Oka\nView this post on Instagram 등드리가 빨갛게 타도록 아이들이랑 놀아주는 몬트리올 부모들을 보고 새삼 놀랬다. 오른쪽에 다 큰 아이가 아들인건 더 놀랍다. 🏖 #canada #quebec #montreal #oka #beach #camping #canon #캐나다 #퀘백 #몬트리올 #캠핑 #여행스타그램 A post shared by taewoo Kim (@luckyboy_woo) on Aug 22, 2017 at 8:22pm PDT\nOka Beach is a popular destination for everyone around the Montreal area and has a wide variety of activities for the whole family. Only an hour or so away from downtown Montreal!\nKeep in mind, however, that it's closed for the time being!\nWHERE: 2020 Chemin d'Oka, Oka, QC\nCheck it out here!\nPlage Lac Simon\nView this post on Instagram L’ÉTÉ! ☀️☀️☀️ #centretouristiquedulacsimon #lecampdatcha A post shared by Danny Perreault (@danny_perreault) on Jun 9, 2019 at 6:44pm PDT\nLac Simon Beach is a secluded and exotic-looking beach on the shores of Lake Barriere in the Outaouais region. Only 2.5 hours away from Montreal! $10.50 entrance fee.\nWHERE: 1216 rue Principale, Duhamel, QC\nCheck it out here!\nPlage Cap-Saint-Jacques\nView this post on Instagram 才发现一个离家不远的沙滩。夕阳很美！！ A post shared by YUAN (@yuanma1225) on Jun 25, 2019 at 8:37am PDT\nA calm and secluded beach in the West Island offers the perfect summer getaway. Still waters and gorgeous natural sand make this beach stand out among the rest.\nWHERE: 20099 boulevard Gouin O., Montreal\nCheck it out here!\nPlage Lac Saint-Joseph\nView this post on Instagram 🦕🌳 : : : #beautiful#toogoodtobetrue#thursday#view#wonderful#summer#2019#work#sky#lake#live#bright#blue#water#sailing#new#amazing#photography#photographer#vibrant#love#likes#instagram#instagood#instapic#photooftheday#picoftheday#calm A post shared by Ezekielle Deveau (@ezekielle99) on Jun 30, 2019 at 11:21am PDT\nFeaturing real coconut palm trees, this beach is located on a campsite, making it perfect for a weekend getaway. It's roughly 3.5 hours away from Montreal, near Quebec City.\nWHERE: 7001 route de Fossambault, Fossambault-sur-le-Lac, QC\nCheck them out here!\nPlage Saint Gabriel\nView this post on Instagram #beachdaytoday 🌅 #saintgabriel #saintgabrieldebrandon A post shared by Fred Bastien 4rest (@fred_bf) on Jul 22, 2016 at 5:51pm PDT\nThis beach is located only a couple of hours away from Montreal and features a stunning array of hiking paths and a huge lake making it perfect for adventurous types.\nWHERE: Avenue du Parc, Saint-Gabriel-du-Brandon, QC\nCheck it out here!\nPlage Saint-Timothée\nView this post on Instagram It's a beautiful day to go at the beach ! #summer #beachdayeveryday A post shared by Fredy Gonzalez-Joya (@fredy_gonzalez_joya) on Jul 28, 2018 at 11:28am PDT\nJust an hour outside of Montreal in the Salaberry-de-Valleyfield area, this beach overlooks the Flueve and offers a huge space to relax and enjoy the sun. $10 entrance fee.\nWHERE: 230 rue Saint Laurent, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC\nCheck it out here!\nPlage Saint-Zotique\nView this post on Instagram good morning sandy sunny ☀️👣 #beach #laplage #daydreamer #instagram #capture #instagood #montréal #mtl #livemtl #feels #beausoleil #sunnyday A post shared by Maria Cinderella Teves (@mariacinderellateves) on Aug 1, 2017 at 8:43am PDT\nAnother beach that's only about an hour from Montreal, this one boasts a tropical vibe with tiki umbrellas and a volleyball court.\nWHERE: 105 81e Avenue, Saint-Zotique, QC\nCheck it out here!\nPlage Pointe-Calumet\nView this post on Instagram Venez découvrir les beautés de la plage familiale ⛱🏝☀️ A post shared by Beachclub (@beachclubmtl) on Jul 18, 2017 at 12:01pm PDT\nKnown mostly for Beachclub across the lake, this beach is the quiet alternative to North America's biggest outdoor club.\nWHERE: 701 38e Rue, Pointe-Calumet, QC\nCheck them out here!\nPlage Major Lac-des-Sables\nView this post on Instagram #lifesavingsport A post shared by Maude Guerin (@maude.guerin) on Aug 16, 2016 at 3:02am PDT\nRoughly two hours north of Montreal, this beach certainly lives up to its name. It's a perfect lake to rent a kayak or paddleboard and enjoy the warm breeze.\nWHERE: 1 Chemin du Lac-des-Sables, Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, QC\nCheck it out here!\nPlage l’Île Charron\nView this post on Instagram #mtl #mtlfishing #shorefishing #montrealfishing #beautifulsky #water #sky #fishing #outdoors #urbanfishing #catchandrelease #montreal #skyphotography #shotoniphonex #shotoniphone #quebecpeche #peche #pechequebec #qcfishing #fishingislife #quebecpeche A post shared by MTLfishing (@mtlfishing) on Sep 17, 2018 at 12:28pm PDT\nLocated a short drive away from Longueuil and downtown Montreal, this metropolitan beach has plenty of activities and is away from the hustle and bustle of the downtown core.\nWHERE: Île Charron, Longueuil, QC\nCheck it out here!\nWoodlands Beach\nView this post on Instagram #summertimefun A post shared by Bellla (@bellajanepug) on Jul 1, 2019 at 3:19pm PDT\nWoodlands Beach is located in the quaint little town of Ingleside, Ontario. It's only a couple of hours away from Montreal, just outside of Cornwall.\nWHERE: Long Sault Parkway, Ingleside, ON\nCheck it out here!\nPlage Douglass\nView this post on Instagram Pourquoi aller dans le sud ??? A post shared by Sébastien Martel (@sebastien_m_) on Jun 25, 2016 at 12:45pm PDT\nOnly an hour and 20 minutes away from Montreal, Douglass Beach in Brome is a wonderful getaway for the whole family. The nearby town of Brome is adorable!\nWHERE: 213 Chemin Lakeside, Brome, QC\nCheck it out here!\nPlage Jean-Doré\nView this post on Instagram Aquazilla #aquazilla #plagejeandore #parcjeandrapeau #montreal #mtl #exploremontreal #pocket_canada #mtlmoments #mtlblog #eatplaylive #livemontreal #somontreal #narcitymontreal #igersmontreal A post shared by Donna Tetlow (@donnatetlow) on Jul 30, 2017 at 7:46pm PDT\nA super-accessible beach in the heart of Montreal? Yes, please. Though usually busy AF, this beach has a huge swimming area and plenty of activities so you'll never feel packed in.\nWHERE: 151 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal\nCheck it out here!\nVerdun Beach\nView this post on Instagram Toute nouvelle plage urbaine de Verdun. Beaucoup de monde à bronzer mais beaucoup moins dans l’eau... oui, elle est fraîche! . . . #plagedeverdun #verdun #verdunluv #verdunbeach @arr_verdun #notremontrealite #mtlmoments #mtlbeach #mtlsummer #fleuvesaintlaurent A post shared by notremontrealite (@notremontrealite) on Jun 23, 2019 at 2:46pm PDT\nThe newly opened Verdun Beach has been a long-anticipated addition to Montreal's shoreline. Already, the beach is super popular with locals and is often packed on the weekends.\nWHERE: 4110 boulevard Lasalle, Montreal\nCheck it out here!\nPlage de l'Horloge\nView this post on Instagram Mad respect. Don’t tell me there are no beaches in Montreal! A post shared by Rhys 🇺🇸 Travel | Adventure (@somedayisnow_rtw) on Sep 13, 2018 at 12:58pm PDT\nClock Tower Beach was one of the first public beaches in the city of Montreal and has maintained popularity ever since! Though you can't swim, the vibes are totally worth it.\nWHERE: 1 Quai de l'Horloge, Montreal\nCheck it out here!\nHave a great summer, Montreal!