This weekend is once again going to be scorching hot, as temperatures are expected to rise to 37 degrees. If you're at a loss as to how to cool off, you're not alone.
But one of the best ways to stay cool in the summer is to lounge near a beach. It gets cooler as soon as you leave the concrete jungle, and taking a dip in cold water is a sure way to beat the heat.
Read on for a list of beaches near Montreal that are accessible by public transport.
Where: 4110 Boulevard LaSalle, Verdun.
Verdun beach is the city's newest beach, and it is truly an urban oasis. You can spend the day lounging in the sand, or taking a dip in the water. To get there you can just hop off the Green line at LaSalle station and you'll be there in less than a 9-minute walk.
Read our article to learn more about this beach.
Jean Doré Beach
Where: 151 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montréal.
This beach is easily accessible via the Jean-Drapeau metro station. The cool beach is supervised by a lifeguard, and it features an awesome inflatable obstacle course on the water.
Longueuil Municipal Beach
Where: 2495, rue de l'Île-Charron, Longueuil.
This beach has a picnic area and a little canteen, making it a great spot to camp out for the day. Check their website to learn more about the water quality. You can get there via a direct shuttle from the Longueuil-Université-de-Sherbrooke metro.
Learn more about opening hours and water quality here.
Cap Saint Jacques
Where: 20099 Boul Gouin O, Pierrefonds.
This huge park in the West Island has a wonderful beach, along with numerous hiking trails and a ton of other activities. Because it is a little harder to get to, it's not as crowded as some of the other beaches on the list.
Bonus: Clock Tower Beach
Where: 1 Clock Tower Quay St, Montreal.
It doesn't get much more central than this urban beach, conveniently located in the Old Port. Of course, note that you can't actually swim here, so you'll have to go just to enjoy the sand in your toes.
That's our list of beaches easily accessible by public transit. We hope our recommendations help you stay cool this week, Montreal.