Beach: 15 places in the Laurentians to get your feet wet

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Are you looking for good places to go on vacation or a getaway with family, friends or lovers?

Imagine yourself lying on a beautiful beach, with the fresh smell of an ocean breeze wafting through your hair and the warm sand beneath your feet. This is exactly what you will find when you visit one of the most beautiful beaches in the Laurentians in the province of Quebec in Canada

The Laurentians have some of the most breathtaking and fascinating places in Quebec and over 200 km of beautiful beaches that are the envy of tourists from around the world and Canadians alike. People come to the region from places like Toronto, Quebec City and Montreal to discover these hidden gems.

This region has many quiet beaches that are perfect for swimming, relaxing and having fun with family and friends. Everyone can find relaxation and enjoy the scenery.

In this article, we have taken the initiative to list the 15 most beautiful beaches in the Laurentians that everyone must visit, whether they are single or in couple. Whether you are looking for a family activity or a historical visit, the Laurentian region will seduce you.

 

Jean-Guy-Caron Beach | Sainte-Adèle

 

Plage Jean-Guy-Caron | Sainte-Adèle

For a relaxing outing under the summer sun, go to the beach of Sainte-Adèle, 64 km north of Montreal. Located in the peaceful Jean Guy Caron Park in Sainte-Adèle, this intimate and easily accessible beach is seductive because of its calm and family-like atmosphere. Its site is remarkable and its clear waters have been designated as one of the purest waters anywhere in Quebec. The clear waters of this sandy beach are beautiful and the park has a playground for children. It offers season passes and the possibility to rent paddleboards and kayaks. There are also many restaurants within walking distance.

  • Opening : Open every day from 10 am to 7 pm during the season
  • Supervision: beach supervised by qualified lifeguards
  • Access: free for Sainte-Adèle citizens with citizen card and paying for non-residents
  • Services : Picnic area, Equipment rental
  • Activities: Children’s playground, Swimming, Nature observation

More info

1080, chemin du Chantecler, Sainte-Adèle, QC, J8B 1A3, Phone : 450 229-2921, ext. 5212

 

Laurel Lake Beach | Wentworth North

 

Plage du lac Laurel | Wentworth-Nord

An enchanting place in the heart of the municipality, this beach is perfect for a quiet moment or a family picnic. Sheltered from the rain, the site provides a sense of tranquility that few other lakes can match. Bordered by Woodbury Pond and the pine trees of Wentworth Park, this beach has everything you need to enjoy a beautiful summer day in the province of Quebec. Whether you go for a swim or just to relax, make sure you have a great time.

  • Opening: Open every day from 10 am to 6 pm, from the end of June to the beginning of September
  • Supervision: Beach supervised by qualified lifeguards.
  • Access : free
  • Services : Picnic area, Toilets, Mountain bike rental, Boat rental, Parking
  • Activities: Children’s playground, Swimming, Nature interpretation, Bike path, Mountain bike

More info

2932, chemin Millette, Wentworth-Nord, QC, J0T 1Y0, Phone : 450 226-2416, p. 25 or 37

 

Domaine Côté Nord and the Club de la pointe | Lac-Supérieur

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Lake Superior, located approximately 141 km from Montreal, is an ecological destination offering outdoor adventure and waterfront living. Known for its exquisite mountain views and large bodies of water, Lake Superior is a highly sought after location. Its proximity to Mont-Tremblant, its sandy shores, its multitude of water activities and its diversified network of hiking and climbing trails make it a dream location. You can still enjoy the waterfront lifestyle with a variety of cottage and condominium rentals available around the lake to suit your every need.

Whatever the season, your stay will be idyllic. You can enjoy a wide range of activities: hiking, fishing, boating, winter sports and much more.

 

Domaine Côté Nord | Lac-Supérieur

The small beach of the lake is not open to the general public but the clients of the club of the point or of the chalets located in the domain on the north side, Fraternity of the Lake or Suites on the Lake can exclusively access it. Of course, a team of qualified lifeguards provides supervision during swimming hours.

  • Opening: Open every day in all seasons
  • Supervision: beach supervised by accredited lifeguards
  • Access: Access to the small beach is forbidden to the general public but exclusively authorized to the clients of the club de la pointe or the cottages located in the Domaine on the north side, Fraternité sur Lac or Suites sur lac.
  • Services: Free Wi-Fi, Electric vehicle charging stations, Internet access, Camping, Snack bar, Cottage rental, Community hall, Outdoor parking, Washroom
  • Activities : Bakery, Canoeing, Canoe-camping, Cross-country skiing, Climbing, Nature observation, Skating rink, Snowshoeing trail, Winter walking, Cycling

You can rent a property that gives access here

 

Gratton Beach Lake Saint-Joseph Saint-Adolfe-d’Howard

Plage Gratton Lac Saint-Joseph | Saint-Adolfe-d'Howard

The Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard municipal beach is located on the shores of Lake Saint-Joseph, close to downtown and about 77 km from Montreal as the crow flies. There are food and beverage facilities, a playground and public restrooms. This beautiful beach in Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard is a favorite destination for visitors from around the world. Its calm waters are especially ideal for children and people who are not very familiar with swimming. This beautiful Quebec beach is ideal for relaxing while enjoying the fresh air. The beach is open to the public, whether you live in St-Adolphe or not. It is free and you are free to enjoy its beauty.

Opening: June 12 to September 6, every day, from 10 am to 6 pm.

  • Supervision: In the absence of lifeguards, swimming is prohibited
  • Access : free
  • Services : Picnic area, Toilets, Outdoor parking, Snack bar
  • Activities: Children’s playground, Swimming, Nature observation

More info

2000, chemin du Village, Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard, QC, J0T 2B0, Phone : 819 327-2044

 

Municipal Beach | Sainte-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson

 

Plage municipale | Sainte-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson

The Sainte-Marguerite municipal beach is a beautiful public beach, located about 69 km from the city of Montreal, which offers a wide variety of activities for all ages, you can play volleyball, have a picnic or swim. It is surrounded by a beautiful view of the bay. You can enjoy a wide variety of activities such as swimming, canoeing. This beautiful municipal beach is supervised every day during the summer season by lifeguards and is equipped with toilets and showers. Whether you’re looking for entertainment and fun, or a more peaceful and quiet outing for a day in the sun this summer, there’s something for everyone here.

However, it is important to note that dogs are not allowed, smoking or alcohol consumption is not allowed on site and portable barbecues are not allowed.

  • Open: June 23 to September 5, Friday to Monday from 10 am to 6 pm, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm. The beach is closed on Tuesdays
  • Supervision: In the absence of lifeguards, swimming is prohibited
  • Access : free
  • Services: Picnic area, Sanitary facilities
  • Activities: Children’s playground, Swimming
  • Other specific info: Bring your own water, Smoke-free beach, Alcohol-free beach

More info

414, rue du Baron-Louis-Empain, Sainte-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson, QC, J0T 1L0, Phone : 450 228-2543

 

Lake Raymond Beach | Val-Morin

Plage du lac Raymond | Val-Morin

Located next to the P’tit Train du Nord in Val Morin, this small beach on Lake Raymond offers a swimming area for the whole family. It is close to a playground and the bike path, making it easy to enjoy the many other summer activities in the area. This beautiful little beach in the Laurentian region of Quebec is a great free swimming spot near downtown Val-Morin, located about an hour’s drive from the city of Montreal. There is a paid parking for non-residents but you can also reach the beach by bike. There are picnic tables, toilets and a playground for children. It is not a big beach and there are not enough activities, but the view is very nice and it is a great place to relax in the sun.

  • Open: June 18 to August 22, Wednesday to Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm.
  • Supervision: Family beach supervised seven days a week
  • Access: Free entrance to the beach, parking $10 for non-residents.
  • Services: Picnic area, Washroom facilities, Paid parking for non-residents
  • Activities: Children’s playground, Swimming

More info

1865, chemin de la Gare, Val-Morin, QC, J0T 2R0, Phone : 819 324-5670

 

Major Beach | Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts

Plage Major | Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts

Considered the largest beach on Lac des Sables open to the public, Major Beach is located near the Sainte-Agathe campground and the sailing school. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, the capacity has been slightly reduced to the Major range. Please consult the City of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts for specific details on the measures in place. Beautiful and well equipped beach, large sandy bottom. The water is clean, but still cold. Good for families with young children because small waves. Supervised by qualified lifeguards, Major Beach also offers a picnic area, restrooms, a restaurant, equipment and boat rentals, and parking.

  • Open: May 22 to September 6, every day. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Off season (May 22 to June 10, 2021 ) and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Season (June 11 to September 6, 2021)
  • Supervision: Beach supervised by qualified lifeguards.
  • Access : paying
  • Services: Picnic area, Restrooms, Restaurant, Equipment and boat rental, Camping, Parking
  • Activities: Children’s playground, Swimming
  • Means of payment : Direct payment

More info

Chemin du Tour-du-Lac, Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, QC, J8C 1M9, Telephone: 819 326-4595, ext. 3330

 

Tessier Beach | Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts

Plage Tessier | Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts

In the heart of the Laurentians and a stone’s throw from Mont-Tremblant Park, the municipality of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts stands out for its warm welcome, its natural beauty and its many outdoor activities, summer and winter alike. With a wide sandy beach located on Major Street, Tessier Beach is nestled in a small bay on Lac des Sables. Open from June 24 to September 6, every day from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., this second largest beach on Lac des Sables is the ideal place to relax in the sun and enjoy the peace and quiet of the Laurentians. Picnic tables are available, as well as toilets and a playground for children

  • Open: June 24 to September 6, every day from 9 am to 7 pm
  • Monitoring:
  • Access: Beach reserved for residents with an Agatha card!
  • Services : Picnic area, Toilets
  • Activities: Children’s playground, Swimming
  • Means of payment : Direct payment

More info

https://www.laurentides.com/fr/membres/sainte-agathe-des-monts-plage-tessier

Rue Major, Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, QC, Canada, Phone : 819 326-0457

Sainte-Lucie Beach | Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts

One of the three beautiful beaches of Lac des Sables, Sainte-Lucie Beach is located in the heart of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, on Larocque Street. This reserved beach offers a swimming area, a picnic area with picnic tables. It is open from 10 am to 6 pm during the summer season, from mid-June to early September. You can use a barbecue, but smoking and alcohol are not allowed on the beach. Reserved for residents with the Agathe card, it allows them to refresh themselves while taking advantage of downtown services. In a warm and friendly atmosphere, it offers several services. The swimming area is supervised by qualified lifeguards.

  • Opening: every day from 10 am to 6 pm – Season
  • Supervision: beach supervised by qualified lifeguards
  • Access: Beach reserved for residents with the agathoise card this year!
  • Services : Picnic area, Toilets
  • Activities: Swimming
  • Means of payment : Direct payment

More info

https://www.quebecvacances.com/plage-sainte-lucie

Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Larocque street, QC, Canada, Phone : 819 326-0457

 

Lac Raynaud Beach | Mont-Tremblant

Plage du Lac Raynaud | Mont-Tremblant

The beach of Lake Raynaud is located at Domaine Saint-Bernard and is a jewel to discover. An exceptional setting, a warm welcome and quality activities make the beach of Lake Raynaud a privileged place of the summer. The beach has lifeguards and is equipped with a picnic area and parking. Swimming is free for Mont-Tremblant residents, but they must present their Vivre Mont-Tremblant card at the entrance. However, no boat rental is available on site.

  • Opening: open from June 24 to September 6, Open every day from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm
  • Supervision: beach supervised by lifeguards
  • Access: Free for Mont-Tremblant residents upon presentation of the card Vivre Mont-Tremblant and under 18 years old, $8 for 18 years old and over, $7 for 65 years old and over, $68 for a season pass 18 years old and over, $61 for a season pass 65 years old and over
  • Services: Picnic area
  • Activities: Swimming, Beach, Nature observation
  • Means of payment : Visa, Master Card, Direct Payment, Cash

More info

539, chemin Saint-Bernard, Mont-Tremblant, QC, J8E 1T4, Phone : 819 425-3588

 

Pointe-Calumet Beach | Pointe-Calumet

Plage de Pointe-Calumet | Pointe-Calumet

In terms of beaches and activities, Pointe Calumet beach is one of the most interesting places in the Laurentians in Quebec. It offers a wide range of fun physical activities, entertainment and amenities including cabanas, volleyball courts, large green spaces for sports like baseball and soccer, and plenty of food trucks nearby. In addition, animators are present on the site to see how the children are doing. This beautiful, pristine natural beach of white sand and emerald water is a favorite getaway for lovers of water activities and beautiful scenery. In short, a sublime paradise nearby.

  • Opening: Open every day from Monday to Friday from 11 am to 5 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm
  • Supervision: beach supervised by qualified lifeguards
  • Access: free for children under 4 years old and paying for 5 years old and more
  • Services: Picnic area, Equipment rental, BBQ, Washroom
  • Activities: Swimming, Slides, Waterfall, Volleyball, Kayaking, Dancing, etc…
  • Means of payment : Visa, Master Card, Direct Payment, Cash

More info

701, 38th street, Pointe-Calumet, QC, J0N 1G2, Phone : 450 473-1000

 

Michel-JR.-Lévesque Beach | Red River

Plage Michel-JR.-Lévesque | Rivière-Rouge

A sandy beach located on the shores of Lake Tiberiade in the municipality of Sainte-Veronique, it offers a beautiful landscape while being exceptionally clean, quiet and easily accessible. Attentive lifeguards are there to ensure your safety. Everything is in place for a pleasant stay: a picnic area, barbecues and more. And admission is free for all! Parking is free on site, but space is limited. Showers, bathrooms and changing rooms are available to visitors. Guests can also rent kayaks or canoes.

  • Open: June 19 to August 22, daily from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, weather and attendance permitting.
  • Supervision: supervised beach
  • Access: free
  • Services: Free access, Picnic area, Equipment rental, Camping, Snack bar, Boat ramp, Outdoor parking, Restrooms
  • Activities : Playground for children, Belvedere or panorama, Canoe, Kayak, Fishing

More info

Chemin Tour-du-Lac-Tibériade, Rivière-Rouge, QC, J0T 1T0, Phone : 1 819 275-2155

 

Great Lake Nominingue Beach | Nominingue

Plage du grand lac Nominingue | Nominingue

Located on the shores of Grand Lac Nominingue, this municipal beach is safe and supervised by qualified lifeguards during business hours, allowing you to swim safely with your family and friends while enjoying a beautiful summer afternoon. It is equipped with a parking lot for free parking and toilets on site. A volleyball court is also available for enthusiasts. You will be charmed by the beautiful landscape of Lake Nominingue. This vast and beautiful sandy beach is perfect for a refreshing swim.

Opening : June 19 to September 6, every day from 11 am to 6 pm.

  • Supervision: beach supervised by a qualified lifeguard
  • Access : free
  • Services : Picnic area, Equipment rental, Outdoor parking, Restrooms
  • Activities: Children’s playground, Playground with sports and recreation facilities, Swimming, Beach, Water

More info

2282, chemin des Sureaux, Nominingue, QC, J0W 1R0, Phone : 819 278 3384

 

Municipal Beach | Lac-Saguay

Plage municipale | Lac-Saguay

This sublime municipal beach is located on the magnificent Lac-Saguay, the largest body of water in the municipality of the same name. The water quality is excellent and the beach offers a pleasant picnic area and playground for children, parking, changing rooms and toilets. In addition to its warm and shallow waters, this beach offers an irresistible view of Lake Saguay, which is sure to delight young and old alike! It is an ideal place for a safe and refreshing swim under the summer sun and under the watchful eye of qualified lifeguards

  • Opening: June 24 to September 6, every day from 10 am to 5 pm.
  • Supervision: Beach supervised by lifeguards.
  • Access: Free
  • Services: Picnic area, Parking, Dressing room and Toilets
  • Activities: Children’s playground, Swimming, Canoeing

More info

52, chemin de la Plage, Lac-Saguay, QC, J0W 1L0, Phone : 819 278 3972

 

Beach of Lac des Sources | Mont-Laurier

Plage du lac des Sources | Mont-Laurier

Free and accessible to all, the Lac-des-Sources beach is located in the municipal park of the same name, 5 km north of Mont-Laurier, northwest of Quebec City. A certified lifeguard monitors the site during swimming hours. The beach is equipped with a playground, covered picnic tables, changing rooms and a volleyball court. Parking is available on site. This beautiful family beach in the Upper Laurentians is a must for all those who want to have fun in summer. You can swim while admiring the breathtaking scenery.

  • Opening: June 27th to August 21st. Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 am to 6:30 pm.
  • Supervision: beach supervised by accredited lifeguards
  • Access: free
  • Services: Picnic area, changing rooms, toilets, sports and recreational facilities
  • Activities: Children’s playground, Playground with sports and recreation equipment, Swimming, Beach, Canyoning, Water sports

More info

1269, boulevard des Ruisseaux, Mont-Laurier, QC, J9L 3G6, Phone 819 623-1221 (700)

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