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Cheapflights Canada

June 15, 2016 15:11 ET

Beach Camping Adds Sun and Surf to a Canadian Summer, Says

Pitch Your Tent on One of These Golden Sandy Beach Sites

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - Jun 15, 2016) - The best part of summer is being able to relax under the hot summer sun, and there's no better place to do that than on a sandy beach. Canadians in search of round-the-clock beachfront adventure can get their fill by settling into one of the great waterfront campsites found across the country, from PEI to BC, as well as in favourite spots like Hawaii and Alaska. The travel experts at, the champions of simple travel search, have come up with Top 10 beachside campsites for Canadians (complete with some bonus tips for planning your adventure) to help you find the sweetest spots to get sand between your toes (and hopefully not in your sleeping bag)!

For those taking to the air to get to their destination, Cheapflights has put together an added guide to flying with camping gear. Certain items, like camping fuel and cutlery, require special consideration, and weight is always going to be an issue. In some cases it might be easier to rent equipment upon arrival, but for those who want to pack their own gear,'s guide can help avoid disappointment.

To get your summer camping plans started, here are five of our top picks for beachfront camping spots across Canada:

  • Sandbanks Provincial Park, Ontario - There are many reasons to book a campsite at Sandbanks Provincial Park, and one of the best is the park's three sandy beaches. The park has 500 car camping sites, many of which are on the waterfront. The beaches here are known as some of the best in Canada so you're sure to find a plot of sand that suits you. In addition to beaches, Sandbanks is home to the world's largest baymouth barrier dune formation, which makes for hilly and shady contrasts to the flat stretches of shoreline. While at the park, you can also hike one of three trails, go canoeing and, during the summer, there are interactive educational programs offered.

  • Grand Beach Provincial Park, Manitoba - Located on Lake Winnipeg -- the sixth largest lake in Canada -- Grand Beach Provincial Park is another spot that features impressive sand dunes and an expansive beach. The dunes here are 12 metres high and there are three kilometres of beach to explore. Booking one of the 350 campsites also puts you close to nature trails, jackpine forest, a spruce bog, tennis courts, birdwatching opportunities and a boardwalk for scenic strolls. If you happen to visit in August, you can check out the Grand Beach Sand Castle Competition, the longest running and largest sand castle competition in Manitoba.

  • Pinery Provincial Park, Ontario - Get your beach camping fix this summer at Pinery Provincial Park in Grand Bend, Ontario. This is where you'll find an incredible 10 kilometres of sandy beach on the shores of Lake Huron. When you're not beach-hopping, Pinery is a great spot for bird watching since the park's rare habitats attract hundreds of different species. There are also 10 hiking trails of varying lengths, a biking trail and canoes, kayaks, paddleboats and even hydro bikes to rent. Don't forget your camera -- the sunsets at Pinery were ranked as one of the top 10 in the world by "National Geographic".

  • Prince Edward Island Provincial Park, Prince Edward Island - Prince Edward Island is known for its abundance of beaches, and you can find seven of them in Prince Edward Island National Park. There are two campgrounds in the park, and Cavendish campground boasts an exclusive supervised white sand beach open only to campers. Explore 50 kilometres of hiking and cycling trails or go for a canoe or kayak ride. There are several picnic areas on site as well as a popular golf course nearby.

  • Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, British Columbia - Looking for a spectacular stretch of sand? How about Long Beach in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, which clocks in at nearly 16 kilometres. Green Point Campground offers direct access to this extensive beachfront, which is ideal for swimming, taking long walks, surfing or exploring one of the most scenic areas on the west coast. Camping in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is a chance to truly get away from it all. Beautiful beach aside, the park has numerous hiking trails and an indoor theatre where educational evening programs are offered during July and August.

Imagine camping beside and dipping your toes in Canada's warmest ocean currents in New Brunswick; or waking up on the beach to the picture postcard views of the mountains and the ocean in Homer, Alaska; or watching the sun set from a bluff overlooking the Pacific on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State; or taking your camping adventures south to Hawaii to camp alongside the volcanic coastline. To get the details on all these spectacular camping spots, check out's complete list of Top 10 beachside campsites for Canadians at

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