Whether to contemplate the landscape or to bask your feet in the warm sand, here are 15 of the most beautiful beaches in Quebec!
Grande Echouerie Beach, Magdalen Islands
There is no shortage of beautiful beaches in the Iles-de-la-Madeleine, but with its miles of sand, this one is one of the most spectacular in the archipelago. You can visit caves there (at low tide) and observe seals. For many, it’s paradise!.
Lac Taureau Beach, Lanaudiere
Miles of beach near the big metropolis. Its shallow waters make it an ideal place to play in the water with the little ones. The older ones will take advantage of the beauty of the landscape to relax or go kayaking to explore this vast reservoir of nearly 100 km2.
Lac Faillon Beach, Abitibi-Témiscamingue
You can admire one of the most famous sunsets in Quebec, that of the famous sun card (Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec), which will soon change its look. Take a walk on this beach and take advantage of this jewel in the middle of the day!
Beauport Bay Beach, Quebec
Located a few minutes from the city center of the old capital, this beach invites you to practice many water activities, those found in a seaside resort!
Lac Simon Beach, Outaouais
Two kilometers of fine sand, clear water that invites you to swim: this beach is a real recreational tourist center popular for family activities. Parents can relax at the beach while the kids enjoy games and slides.
Green Island Beach, Bas-Saint-Laurent
A small beach in the middle of the river which allows you to observe the passage of whales and let yourself be lulled by the music of the waves. Unknown and intimate place in this little corner of paradise.
Haldimand Beach, Gaspesie
A long fine sand beach which offers a breathtaking view of Cap-aux-Os and Forillon. Sand castle enthusiasts are invited to the annual competition which takes place every year at the end of July.
Photo: Gaspésie Tourism
Tadoussac Beach, North Shore
You can observe seals and whales and you can go for long walks. In very hot weather, you can enjoy swimming in water warmed by the sun’s rays.
South Dune Beach, Magdalen Islands
Protected from the wind, this 22 kilometer beach is ideal for taking long walks. You can explore caves and walk along the red cliffs (breathtaking!)
Anse aux Erosions Beach (Quarry Island), Mingan Archipelago
A change of scenery guaranteed thanks to the presence of monoliths created by the erosion of the limestone cliffs! You can come across fossils while walking along the hiking trails and admire seabirds and seals.
St-Quentin Island Beach, Trois-Rivières
This island bathes in the St-Maurice River, where it splits into three (hence the name of the city) and flows into the St. Lawrence River. Being able to enjoy a beach and bathing close to the center of a big city is rare.
Berthier-sur-Mer Beach, Chaudiere-Appalaches
Berthier-sur-Mer is the favorite place for sailing less than an hour from Quebec, on the south shore. The landscape is majestic with the islands (including the famous Grosse-Île which housed Irish people in quarantine in the 19th century) and Mont Sainte-Anne in the background.
Oka Beach, Laurentians
Less than an hour from Montreal, Oka beach, which surrounds Lac des Deux Montagnes and is prized for its natural sand.
Beach at Camping du Lac Matagami, James Bay
A beach of around 2 kilometers, for those who love the enchanting and calm decor of the north.