Life is a beach... in Québec!

With its multitude of lakes, rivers and streams, and a large portion of its territory set along one of the longest rivers in the world, it is no wonder Québec features so many beaches! 

Relaxation or fun under the sun

As plentiful as they are diverse, our beaches are appreciated by sun worshippers and sports enthusiasts alike. There is something for everyone on these stretches of sand found in national parks, resorts, rural areas or on the shores of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Among the many options, families love the supervised areas offering lots of amenities, while others go for the smaller, more intimate beaches to find some peace and quiet.  

Active people especially appreciate beaches that feature a range of activities including volleyball, canoeing, kayaking, catamaraning, pedalboating , windsurfing, water skiing, jet skiing, fishing and more. In addition to swimming, children will love the play areas, animation, picnic/grilling areas and snack bars featured at some locations. The more contemplative types who are looking to relax will enjoy long walks along the sands of less frequented or even deserted locations, including beaches that border the St. Lawrence River in the Bas-Saint-Laurent and  Gaspésie regions. The latter is also home to the Baie des Chaleurs, whose great beauty has earned it a spot in the Most Beautiful Bays of the World Club. The Îles-de-la-Madeleine region boasts 300 kilometres of beaches, with sand dunes as far as the eye can see, red cliffs, and caves that can be explored at low tide.

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