Canada’s coastline is the longest in the world, spanning over 125,500 miles. We’ve hand-picked some of the best stretches for a long, sandy stroll.
Thunder Cove Beach, Prince Edward Island
Visit a huge sandstone tea cup
Thunder Cove Beach is an incredible slice of Canadian coastline on Prince Edward Island. The rust-colored sandstone cliffs and powdery sand might bring a desert to mind, if the cool Atlantic tide weren’t lapping over its shores. For millennia, the ocean and winds have sculpted the landscape and chiseled out unique structures like the sandstone stack known as Tea Cup Rock. Although this beach might look like a rock climber’s playground, the sandstone is extremely fragile – so stick to admiring these natural sculptures from a distance. After a day of exploring the coast, Bookers can retreat to the Rogers Island Getaway BnB and dine on the island’s famous lobsters and mussels.
Pebble Beach, Ontario
Pebble Beach is a stretch of smooth, marbled stones
If you hate getting sand in your shoes, Pebble Beach is the beach for you.
Take a seat on the driftwood scattered all along this mile-long stretch of smooth, marbled stones. While driving back to the nearby Mystic Isle Motel, Bookers should keep an eye out for the elaborate rock displays stacked in locals’ front yards and windowsills, their homage to the cherished Pebble Beach.
Sable Island, Nova Scotia
Sable Island is small but has plenty to offer all nature-lovers
Sable Island is a little tricky to get to, but experiencing its pristine landscape is worth the journey. The tiny island is home to wild horses, seals, birds, but just five people. It’s a protected national park, so Bookers will have to register before visiting. The island is rugged, and the chances of seeing stallions galloping across the coast or seals lounging on the shore are extremely high. Before making the trip over to the island, Bookers can get cozy at Richmond Highland Farm and take in the ocean views.
Cherry Beach, Ontario
Cherry Beach has an off-leash dog park lets pets run free
Cherry Beach is a lakeside haven that welcomes both visitors and their pups, as one of the few beaches in Canada that has a designated off-leash area for dogs. The water is shallow with no undertow, so rest assured they’re safe splashing around in the surf. While your dog is making friends, take in the views of gentle, blue waters, the charming harbor, and windsurfers carving through the sky. After a day at the beach, Bookers can kick back at the pet-friendly, Broadview Hotel.
Sandy Cove Beach, Nova Scotia
Search for frosted sea glass along the shore of Sandy Cove Beach
Sandy Cove Beach is a lesser-known destination, so chances are that your only company will be a handful of seabirds soaring overhead. It’s the perfect place for Bookers to take a long, peaceful walk to clear their mind, as well as a beachcomber’s heaven due to the frosted sea glass scattered across the shore, having been tumbled and polished by waves for decades. When you’re ready to warm up, head back to Admiral Digby Inn Restaurant and Cottages for a dinner of scallops and lobster.
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