Canada ranks second when it comes to countries with the longest stretch of coastline, and it boasts countless beaches. If you’re planning to enjoy the beach with your family this summer, where do you start? The options are overwhelming! However, there are some beaches that are particularly kid-friendly and fun. If you want to visit a beach with kid appeal, safely and plenty to do, check out a few of these family-friendly beaches in Canada.
Head to Prince Edward Island National Park to visit Cavendish Beach. Here, you’ll find yourself lost among the sand dunes, barrier islands, cliffs and forests. Give into the draw of nature and enjoy everything that wild PEI has to offer! You and your kids can discover geology, archeology and ecology through education programs, or just hang out and have fun on the beach.
Spend a day exploring this five-kilometer long white-sand beach. This beach is natural and uncrowded, with plenty of open spaces to claim as your own for the afternoon. During the months of July and August, the beach offers lifeguarding. During any of the warmer months, you can enjoy beachcombing, strolling along the paths or wildlife watching.
The imposing cliffs and powdery grey sand the beach are just part of Salmon Cove’s appeal. Enjoy playing at the beach, walking along the nature trail or barbequing when you visit this beautiful beach. The site has many amenities to make the fun (and your sanity) last all day, including washrooms, a sand volleyball court and more.
Parlee Beach is one of Canada’s all-around best. You can do your own thing here or join in one of the many organized activities. Compete in a friendly game of ultimate Frisbee, sand volleyball or football. Alternatively, engage in the sand sculpture contest! This is a great place to spend the day or the weekend. There are camping options on-site, so you can make a whole vacation out of a trip to Parlee Beach.
Enjoy a fun, safe beach day on Lake Huron! The sandy area is nearly a kilometer long, so there’s plenty of room for you to get some space among the beachgoers. When you’ve had your fill of sand, you can hang out at the playground, check out the animal farm or enjoy the kids’ train and BMX bike track. Everyone in the family will find something to love here!
Ambleside Beach is one of Vancouver’s best family-friendly beaches. Parents can rest easy here, knowing that the lifeguards on watch will help keep little ones safe. There’s a water park near the beach, so even those who aren’t thrilled with swimming can have fun in the water. This beach area pretty much has it all – food, a playground, a skate park, sports facilities and even an awesome off-leash dog area.