The weather lately has us feeling like summer has officially begun! Sun is shining, the weather is getting warmer as the days go by… Yup,

it’s beginning to look AND feel like summer! Now with the heat that’s slowly coming upon us, what better way to cool down then taking a dive in the beach? Many people often think that because we don’t have a coastline, our beach options are pretty much limited. However, that’s not exactly true! There are tons of beaches for Montrealers to take advantage of. In fact, we’ve done our homework and have narrowed down the top 5 best beaches in Montreal. Take a look and let us know what you think in the comments!

Oka Beach

Located about 1 hour outside of Montreal, Oka Beach is quite popular. With their water activities, picnic area, playground and bike trail, it’s no wonder that they are one of Montreal’s popular beaches.

Address: 2020 Oka Road, Oka, Qc.

Parc Jean-Drapeau Beach

A definite popular choice and located right next to Montreal’s Six Flags, La Ronde, Parc Jean-Drapeau offers a great beach option. This one, however, gathers a younger crowd, so great for kids and young adults. With their water activities and other attractions that the island has to offer, Parc Jean-Drapeau beach is a definite Montreal favorite.

Address: Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, Qc.

Beach Club

Pretty much everyone knows about the Beach Club. This is the ultimate popular spot for anyone looking to party and dance the day away at the beach. With the DJ playing some of the greatest hits, you’ll be dancing the day away in your swimsuit having a blast! Perfect spot to go with friends.

Address: 701 38th St., Pointe-Calumet, Qc.

Clock Tower Beach

Pretty much the whole city went wild when the city announced that they would be putting a beach in Old Montreal. Therefore, it comes to no surprise that the beach became an automatic success. Old Montreal already has pretty much everything to keep tourists entertained, but at a beach on top of that, you’ve pretty much hit the jackpot!

Address: 1 Clock Tower Quay St, Montreal, Qc.

Saint-Zotique Beach

Just about an hour from West Island, the Saint-Zotique beach hits pretty much all the marks on what it takes to be an ideal beach getaway. White sandy beach? Check! BBQ spot? Check! Nature fun? Check! Picnic area? Check! It’s perfect for anyone who wants to get away from the city life and enjoy Mother Nature’s Wonders.

Address: 105 81e avenue, Saint-Zotique, Qc.