Since summer often calls for road trips, it's quite common to see people en route to attractive destinations when the temperature warms up in Quebec. Among the many places that arouse curiosity in the province, like emerald green rivers and spots that don't even look like they belong in North America, the Grande Échouerie Beach in the Îles de la Madeleine is without a doubt a must-see.

Those who aren't afraid to add a bit of mileage to their car will be able to set their GPS to this Quebec address, accessible year-round since 2019.

Ferries from the mainland take voyagers and their vehicles across the Gulf of Saint Lawrence to this distant corner of the province.

A scenic drive along the shore from the port of Cap-aux-Meules brings vacationers to this little haven.

On-site, adventurers will be able to enjoy eight kilometres of beach and may also be lucky enough to spot seals at its tip.

The vast sandy plains eventually give way to rocky cliffs where the low tide reveals red-rock caves.

Careful climbers can even explore the caves.

In addition to swimming, sporty beachgoers can paddle kayaks, kite and windsurf for the best views of the beach and the bright blue waters.

 

Showers, toilets, picnic tables, and a volleyball net ensure that visitors have everything they need for a relaxing stay.

The Grande Échouerie Beach also allows visitors to admire the nearby Cap Alright lighthouse, built in 1928, and enjoy an unparalleled view of the burnt cliffs and Placentia Bay.

No day at the beach is complete without watching the setting sun illuminate the rocks with its orange glow.

Get all the details below.

Grande-Échouerie Beach

Cost: Free since 2019

Address: Chemin Head, Grosse-Île, QC

When: Accessible at all times

Why You Have To Go: To enjoy a magical place in a distant corner of Quebec.

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This article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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