To round out celebrating our summer beaches in Canada, here are our top five East Coast favourites.
Manitou beach, Little Manitou Lake, Saskatchewan
Why we love it: Have you ever wanted to visit the Dead Sea? This is the prairies’ answer. Absorb the therapeutic minerals in this shallow saltwater lake.
Not to miss: With five times as much salt as there is in the ocean, give swimming a try but you’ll have better luck floating away.
For more info: Manitou Beach
Photo credit: @__b3ths/Instagram.
Wasaga Beach, Wasaga Beach Provincial Park, Ontario
Why we love it: Georgian Bay hosts eight beaches, each with their own unique offering. Wasaga has great sand, sun, water and possibly the most fun part – the people watching.
Not to miss: Try to miss the longest freshwater beach in the world at 14 km long.
Photo credit: @ca_rn67/Instagram.
Parlee Beach, Parlee Beach Provincial Park, Pointe-du-Chêne, New Brunswick
Why we love it: The beach is known for having the warmest salt water north of Virginia, reaching 23-25 degrees Celsius.
Not to miss statue: The world’s largest lobster is in Rotary Park weighing in at 90 tonnes
For more info: Tourism New Brunswick
Singing Sands Beach, Basin Head Provincial Park, Souris, Prince Edward Island
Why we love it: PEI has more than 800 km of beach but there’s just something about the Singing Sands. It’s warm, the smooth sand stretches out and the solitude is serene.
Not to miss: Can you hear the perfectly shaped sands sing?
For more info: Tourism P.E.I.
Photo credit: @nomadandanova/Instagram.
Lawrencetown Beach, Lawrencetown Beach Provincial Park, Nova Scotia
Why we love it: Although this beach is tiny at only 1.5 km, it also offers world-renowned surfing breaks that are spectacular to see for surfers and non-surfers alike.
Not to miss: Four metre waves.
For more info: Lawrence Town Beach
Photo credit: @rob_canning/Instagram.