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Old 04-17-2010, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Osoyoos, BC
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Do you think Canada has good beaches? In comparison to other countries. What are some of the best beaches in Canada?
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Old 04-17-2010, 07:02 PM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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Could you please clarify what you mean when you say 'good' beaches. Good for what purpose, what does a good beach represent to you?

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Old 04-18-2010, 01:09 AM
 
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The beaches at Tofino are nice,
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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Canada has good beaches for Canada.

Compared to other countries? Not really. Depends on what you want out of a beach.

Totally different. Apples and Oranges. I enjoyed the beaches of the west coast when I lived there. Not for swimming so much (for me) but lovely to walk along, sit against one of the washed up logs and soak up a bit of sun, savour the gorgeous scenery, watch boats and ships go by, enjoy the sounds of nature, and get a bit of respite from city life and stresses.

I live in Perth, Australia for now, which has totally stunning beaches and wonderfully warm water for several months of the year. But they're completely different scenery-wise. Not as interesting scenery-wise.

When I lived in Vancouver, I enjoyed Spanish Banks, Jericho, Dundarave, Ambleside. On the west coast of Vancouver Island, Long Beach was gorgeous but freezing! I enjoyed it best when it was stormy and wild.
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Old 04-18-2010, 04:14 PM
 
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Grand Beach in Manitoba is a white sand beach in the middle of the prairies that has been ranked on of the top 10 beaches in North America in the past few years.

There is Gimli Beach also in Manitoba which I personally enjoyed when I was in Canda.

I now live in San Diego and I must say that these two beaches are better than some of the beaches we have down here in terms of sand quality and over all experience.
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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Prince Edward Island has beautiful red and pink(!) sand beaches:

http://images.google.com/images?um=1..._rfai=&start=0
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Prince Edward Island has beautiful red and pink(!) sand beaches:

prince edward island, red sand beaches - Google Search
PEI's beaches are indeed beautiful.

Still in eastern Canada, Parlee Beach at Shediac, New Brunswick (near Moncton) is quite famous as well:

http://fr.academic.ru/pictures/frwik...age_Parlee.JPG

It is actually a lot bigger than this picture suggests, and can draw as many as 25,000 people on hot summer days.

Parlee and the beaches on the north side of PEI (Brackley, Cavendish, etc.) have temperatures around 20 C in summer and can go as high as 25 C during hotter periods.

Both places use "the warmest waters north of" either Virginia or the Carolinas in their tourism promotion. And although this may be a bit of a stretch, the water in these areas of Canada really is warmer than any of the ocean beaches much further south in New England and the northeastern U.S.
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:41 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Canada has good beaches for Canada.

Compared to other countries? Not really. Depends on what you want out of a beach.

Totally different. Apples and Oranges. I enjoyed the beaches of the west coast when I lived there. Not for swimming so much (for me) but lovely to walk along, sit against one of the washed up logs and soak up a bit of sun, savour the gorgeous scenery, watch boats and ships go by, enjoy the sounds of nature, and get a bit of respite from city life and stresses.

I live in Perth, Australia for now, which has totally stunning beaches and wonderfully warm water for several months of the year. But they're completely different scenery-wise. Not as interesting scenery-wise.

When I lived in Vancouver, I enjoyed Spanish Banks, Jericho, Dundarave, Ambleside. On the west coast of Vancouver Island, Long Beach was gorgeous but freezing! I enjoyed it best when it was stormy and wild.
The water off Perth is rather cold for the latitude, thanks to the cold ocean current. Still not complaining, we have it alot better than Canadians!
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Old 04-19-2010, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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You don't have to have tropical weather in order to have good beaches. Canada has more coastline than any other country. There are plenty of beautiful, spectacular, if not downright awe-inspiring beaches. Again, we're not talking about tropical beaches, but fantastic beaches nonetheless.
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Old 04-19-2010, 05:44 PM
 
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PEI's beaches are indeed beautiful.

Still in eastern Canada, Parlee Beach at Shediac, New Brunswick (near Moncton) is quite famous as well:

http://fr.academic.ru/pictures/frwik...age_Parlee.JPG

It is actually a lot bigger than this picture suggests, and can draw as many as 25,000 people on hot summer days.

Parlee and the beaches on the north side of PEI (Brackley, Cavendish, etc.) have temperatures around 20 C in summer and can go as high as 25 C during hotter periods.

Both places use "the warmest waters north of" either Virginia or the Carolinas in their tourism promotion. And although this may be a bit of a stretch, the water in these areas of Canada really is warmer than any of the ocean beaches much further south in New England and the northeastern U.S.
Actually, it isn't a stretch. On many days in the summer the water can get so warm that it is (almost) not refreshing! It has to do with the gulf stream - I can remember hitting the beaches in Maine and New Hampshire and being amazed that, although further south than Parlee, they are FREEZING!

Also of note in NB are the beaches at Kouchibouquac, Aboiteau near Cap-Pele NB and for surfing (albeit freezing water!!) Lawrencetown Beach in Nova Scotia.
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