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Montreal Has A New Beach But You Can't Swim There Because Of 'Contaminated Sediments'

But there are tons of other activities!
Staff Writer
Montreal Has A New Beach In Pointe-aux-Trembles

If summer in Montreal wasn't already fun enough for you, there's a new beach in the east end with plenty of activities like kayaking and beach volleyball. 

Located in Pointe-aux-Trembles, the new East Beach will offer "privileged access to the banks of the St. Lawrence River" all summer long according to an announcement from the City of Montreal. 

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According to the city, the East Beach is "equipped with a lighted promenade, a wooden jetty that extends towards the river, water jets integrated into the promenade, a large grassy area, urban furniture, an open shelter integrated into the jetty, and a pebble beach." 

There are also two beach volleyball courts and water sports activities on the site like kayaking and canoeing. 

"Swimming in the river is not permitted for the time being due to the presence of debris and contaminated sediment in the water," however, but the city is planning to decontaminate and clean up the water. 

"The eastern beach will enrich the green and blue fabric with an exceptional site that will help strengthen the region's recreational and tourist appeal, for our greater benefit," Mayor Valérie Plante said in the statement.

The East Beach is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day.

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