Who doesn’t love a beachside site? Water views and beach time, all just steps away from your campsite. Sometimes you have to travel a bit father to score a prime beachside campground, so here are a few off-the-beaten-path beachside destinations across Canada.
1. 5 Mile Lake Campground
Located near Mayo, just off the Yukon’s Silver Trail, 5 Mile Lake Campground sits on the shores of the Yukon’s warmest lake. Perfect for swimming and canoeing, enjoy the peaceful forest setting and extra-long summer days.
2. Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park
Marten River Campground in Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park has over 110 sites to choose from, both unserviced and with power, with spots right by the lake. During your stay you can hike or bike the trails, relax on the sandy beach, enjoy fishing or boating on the lake, and visit the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation.
3. Emerald Lake
Nestled in 160 acres of forest, Emerald Lake is a clear, natural spring fed lake. The regional park offers great amenities, including your choice of sites with full hook ups, power or unserviced. Launch your boat or spend the day at the beach!
4. Grundy Lake Provincial Park
Grundy Lake Provincial Park is the place to enjoy the lake life. The park offers nine campgrounds suitable for RVs, eight natural sand beaches recommended for swimming, and countless inland lakes offering canoeing and kayaking adventures.
5. Kettle River Recreation Area
Once a valley of flourishing mines and railway lines, the Kettle River Recreation Area is now a beautiful riverside retreat. Bring your inner tube or canoe and spend the day floating.
6. Clearwater Lake
Clearwater Lake is nestled in Manitoba’s north, boasting crystal-clear waters of a tropical blue hue, sandy beaches, caves for exploring, and great fishing. Stay on the lakeshore at Campers Cove Campground in Clearwater Lake Provincial Park.
7. Notre Dame Provincial Park
Notre Dame Provincial Park is nestled in the lush forests of central Newfoundland, by the serene waters of Junction Pond. There are 100 campsites, many overlooking the small lake, as well as large, sandy beach.