Point Pelee, Ont., located at the southernmost tip of mainland Canada, is one of the 25 greatest beaches in Canada, according to Canadian Geographic Travel magazine.
Bennett Beach, south of Whitehorse, is “one of the Yukon’s best-kept secrets,” featuring high dunes and two kilometres of white sand, says the magazine.
Wasaga Beach, 14 kilometres long, on Georgian Bay is known as the world’s longest freshwater beach. At Cape Enrage, N.B., the beach lies at the foot of 46-metre-high sandstone cliffs, and at low tide it’s “littered with plant fossils peeled from the cliffs.” And at Plage de la Dune-du-Nord on Iles de la Madeleine, red cliffs provide a picturesque landscape for long walks. Other top beach settings listed include Okanagan Valley, B.C.; Kluane Lake, Yukon; Cold Lake, Alta.; Watrous, Sask.; Lake Winnipeg, Man.; Sandbanks Provincial Park, Ont.; Hopewell Cape, N.B.; Shediac, N.B.; Cape Breton Highlands National Park, N.S.; Prince Edward Island National Park; the Arches Provincial Park, N.L.; and Pinware River Provincial Park, N.L.
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