Heading to the beach: Top Canadian beaches
Canada has the longest coastline in the world, so there are definitely plenty of beaches to chose from this summer if you decide to hit the beach. Sheknows reviews 8 top Canadian beaches.
Sauble Beach, Ontario
Sauble Beach is the second longest freshwater beach in the world and has 11 KM's of beautiful golden sand. With tons of water-sports like kayaking, kitesurfing and canoeing as well as some of the best fishing and sunsets in Ontario, you will definitely have an exceptional beach vacation here. You have the choice of staying at cottages, B&B's, camp sites or hotels but if you decide to head to Sauble beach make sure you book early because this hotspot fills up fast!
The 'Singing Sands' Beach, PEI
The 'Singing Sands' beach is located on the most eastern tip of P.E.I and is called this because of the 'squeaking or whistling' noise the sand makes under your feet. Scientists suggest the noise is caused by the shape of the quartz sand which, is highly spherical in shape, but they are not positive to what actually causes this phenomenon. So if you want to check out this natural wonder for yourself then head to the 'Singing Sands' where you can also enjoy some of the warmest swimming water north of the Carolinas'.
Long Beach, British Columbia
Long Beach is one of the best places to visit on Vancouver Island, it is part of the Pacific Rim National Park which receives one million visitors a year and is the only National Park on Vancouver Island. Long Beach is a series of beaches located on a peninsula that juts out into the Pacific Ocean. The west side has surf and a sandy beach and on the east side there is a lush rainforest. The infamous West Coast Trail also starts on the south side of Long Beach so if you are an outdoor enthusiast or just want to hit the beach for surf lessons this is the spot.
Grand Beach, Manitoba
Just 50 minutes north of Winnipeg on the eastern side of Lake Winnipeg, Grand Beach is a great place to take the family this summer for some beach fun and sun. This beach boasts 3 KM's of fine white sand and has been a regular summer beach destination for thousands since the 1920's. The lake area has plenty of things to do during the summer from outdoor water-sports like sailing or wake-boarding to fishing, which is perfect for everyone in your family.