I don't know about you guys but I'm wayyyy too excited that it's going to be sunny this weekend. I've already made plans with my friends to spend literally every second of sun at the beach. 

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It's been so rainy and cold this summer that it's honestly made me so sad. We suffered through a long, cold winter and now we get this? What's up with that Canada?? 

But, if I'm being optimistic, it really has made me appreciate every second of good weather that we've been lucky enough to get this summer. So, if you're feeling the same way that I am you should definitely plan a beach getaway or two with your BFFs and make the most of the sun! 


Beaches 1 Hour Away From Montreal 🏖 🌊 🌴

Beaches 2 Hours Away From Montreal 🏖 🌊 🌴

Beaches 3 Hours Away From Montreal 🏖 🌊 🌴


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1. Oka Beach

via @photographieaguilar

Distance From Montreal: 45 mins 

This beach is such a short distance from Montreal, you almost have no excuse not to go soak up those rays. They have cute "palm tree" umbrellas that make you feel like you're far away from Quebec on a Caribbean island!


2. Saint Gabriel de Brandon Beach

via @jannymondor

Distance From Montreal: 1 hour 17 mins 

This gorgeous beach is super close to Montreal and is one you definitely shouldn't leave off your summer bucket list. You can rent all kinds of fun water equipment from paddle boards to kayaks to canoes! Have some fun in the sun this summer.


3. Lac Des Sables 

via @sky_oz

Distance From Montreal: 1 hour 25 mins 

This charming little town also has a bright blue lake complete with it's own white sandy beach that's calling your name! Such a short distance from Montreal, but it'll still feel like you've escaped for a vacation getaway.


4. Pointe Calumet Beach

via @shaniaturgeon

Distance From Montreal: 40 mins 

This beach is home to Montreal's famous Beachclub but it's also an awesome place to go if you want to a have a few drinks and chill in the sand away from the party! 


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1. Plage du Lac Saint Joseph

via @louissahummel

Distance From Montreal: 2 hours 49 mins 

This gorgeous sandy beach is less than 3 hours from Montreal and honestly looks like you've been transported to Mexico. This beach just added palm trees and party booths so you can fully enjoy your beach day experience! 


2. Lac Simon Beach

via @joaliethibaudeau

Distance From Montreal: 2 hours

This beach is the perfect place to sit, drink and soak up all the warmth from that summer sun! This lake is also perfect for for water activities like tubing, paddle boarding and swimming.


3. Plage Pointe Fine

via @dylanleduc

Distance From Montreal: 2 hours 31 mins 

The name of this beach says it all, it sure is fine! With soft sand, clear blue waters and lush forests surrounding it, what could be better? Plan your awesome beach day here this summer!


4. Lac Philippe Beach

via @brendawaltham

Distance From Montreal: 2 hours 36 mins

This gorgeous, mostly quiet, beach is located super close to Montreal in Gatineau park. Enjoy making sandcastles, having a few drinks with your friends, and kayaking! 


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1. Saint Gedeon Beach

via @girard_samuel

Distance From Montreal: 3 hours 7 mins 

This beach is honestly gorgeous and is seriously a must-visit for anyone searching for a beach this summer. They have long wooden piers to walk down, beautiful sunsets to admire, calm waters for swimming, and soft white sand for lounging! 


2. Lake George 

via @katieo1126


Distance From Montreal: 2 hours 39 mins 

This gorgeous lake is located in New York State but it's still less than 3 hours from Montreal, which makes it a perfect summer getaway! Enjoy the colourful sunsets, clear blue water, and fun water activities like boat paragliding. 


3. Lac Saguay Beach

via @mcbretonsupper

Distance From Montreal: 2 hours 33 mins 

This amazing lake and beach is located less than 3 hours away from Montreal! You'll have beautiful views of the mountains, lake and sand all rolled up into one while you're lounging your day away here. 


4. Lac Etchemin Beach 

via @sylviannelab

Distance From Montreal: 3 hours 20 mins 

This lake has a whole lot to offer visitors. Not only do they have the most beautiful beach, they also have a waterpark with waterslides, wooden piers, and tons of fun water activities to enjoy!  

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