We are right in the middle of a heat wave that shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. What better way to cool off then spending the day at the beach? Many people would think that because we don’t have a shoreline, Montreal doesn’t have many beaches for people to benefit from. However, just because we don’t have a shoreline like other popular cities doesn’t mean we don’t have awesome beaches. In fact, Montreal has tons of amazing beaches in its surroundings for us to enjoy during summertime.

In case you’re wondering which beaches are worth checking out this summer, we’ve narrowed down a list of the top 5 best beaches in the Montreal area. Make sure to check these out as I’m sure you will have a blast!

Jean-Doré Beach

This amazing beach located in Parc Jean-Drapeau is a must during the summer. While it does tend to get crowded since it’s only about 10 minutes from downtown, the golden sand and clear water make it one of the best beaches to visit during the summer. With lots of activities for family and friends, Jean-Doré Beach is one of the best beaches in the area if you don’t want to drive too far.

Address: 151 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal

Plage de l’Horloge

Located in the heart of Old Montreal, Plage de l’Horloge is another amazing beach you want to visit during the summer if you don’t want to go too far. While the water is probably not the best if you want to go swimming, the layout is pretty nice. With parasols and blue lounge chairs for you to chill out on, Plage de l’Horloge is the perfect place to go if you want to relax and work on your summer tan.

Address: 1 Clock Tower Quay St, Montreal


Probably without a doubt the most popular beach for the younger crowd. Montreal’s beach club has hosted several parties and events. There’s even been a few celebrity showings on occasion. The perfect spot if you want to party like there’s no tomorrow. Drinks are flowing, DJ is playing hard and the crowd is always wild.

Address: 701 38e Rue, Pointe-Calumet

Oka Beach

One of the most natural and beautiful beaches in the area. A bit of a drive, but well worth it if you want the true beach experience. Surrounded by nature with lakeside swimming, Oka Beach really has it all to keep you entertained for the day.

Address: 2020 Chemin d’Oka, Oka

Sablon Beach

Outside of the city, but an amazing beach. We’re talking white sand, beautiful clear water, and music to keep you entertainend. Sablon beach is one of the best beaches in the area. Definitely worth checking out this summer.

Address: 1360 Ch Saint Philippe, Saint-Polycarpe

We hope you enjoyed this list and don’t forget to tag us if you visit one of these amazing beaches durines the summer.