There is nothing I love more in the summer than a good picnic on the beach and lucky for us here in Montreal we have plenty of cute beaches to pick from.
What better way to catch up with friends and spend a lazy day in the sun than with great food and drink in a beautiful spot. Even if you are not much of a cook you can grab a take-out or prepared food from your local supermarket.
There is just something very enjoyable when you lay out multi colored throws and towels and set up an array of foods to share. You might not find he ocean but definitely stretches of sand, plus water activities like kayaking, pedal boats, and canoeing.
Below I have listed some of the best spots you just have to go and have a picnic this summer.
1. Plage de Saint-Zotique
It 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. There is also BBQ facilities tennis courts, and a snack bar and a great tropical feel to be enjoyed by all.
2. Plage de Saint-Timothée
There is a gorgeous sandy beach, a picnic area and plenty water sports to pick from. The park also has a chalet service with snack bar and restrooms, so perfect for that ultimate picnic experience.
3. Plage du Parc Jean-Drapeau
This is not just a beach but an island full of fun activities and just literally minutes from your front door. You can enjoy not only the beach, but the island, the facilities, and there is even free wifi so you can post those Instagram photos in full tranquility.
4. Clock Tower Beach
Located at the foot of the Clock Tower, the entrance to Old Port, this beach is perfect if you are looking for a more sophisticated and luxurious picnic. The beach offers amazing seated areas, fine sand, chairs, and parasols to enjoy the a perfect picnic.
5. Plage Oka
Oka is a lovely large stretch of sand and activity, offering the perfect spot for picnics under the shade of the forest. This popular historical site fills up quick so get there early.
6. Cap Saint Jacques Plage
Located on the island, between the Lake of Two Mountains this lovely beach has volleyball nets, a snack bar, aquatic activities, and tonnes of nature trails, as well as lost of space to set up your picnic.
7. Village au Pied-du-Courant
This new addition to Montreal is perfect! Minutes from your house and full of events and artistic decoration, and a great place to picnic on a whim with the many food trucks stationed near by.