10 beaches to bask on in the Outaouais

Published on June 17 2021

Where will you go this summer to wiggle your toes in the sand? The Outaouais and its 15,000 lakes are home to some beautiful beaches that are perfect for cooling off, kayaking or watching spectacular sunsets. To help you enjoy them, herelist of 10beaches to discover in the Outaouais.

Gatineau Park beaches – Between wilderness and calm waters

Where

Meech Lake (O’Brien and Blanchet), Philippe Lake (Parent, Breton and Smith), La Pêche Lake and Leamy Lake

Good to know

Smith Beach is reserved for campers. Boat rental (canoe, kayak, paddleboard) is available at the Philippe Lake and Leamy Lake beaches.

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Centre touristique du Lac-Simon beach – A little taste of the south!


Where

1216 Principale Street, Duhamel

Good to know

Boat rental (canoe, kayak, paddleboard) available.

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Lac-Simon municipal beach – Golden sand and beautiful scenery

Where

760 Tour du Lac Road, Lac-Simon

Good to know

Free parking and beach access.

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Lac-Beauchamp beach – A natural oasis in the city


Where

741 Maloney Blvd. East, Gatineau

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Base de plein air Air-Eau-Bois beach – Relaxation for the whole family

Where

32 Chemin de la Base de Plein Air, Denholm

Good to know

The Air-Eau-Bois outdoor centre offers many activities, both guided and independent. It’s the perfect place to introduce children to nature and the outdoors.

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Des Cèdres Park beach – Stunning views of the Ottawa River and activities for everyone

Where

1 Principale Street, Gatineau

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Plage du Pont Blanc – In the heart of the community


Where

257 Principale Street, Mansfield-et-Pontefract

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Leslie Park beach – Splash in the pristine waters of the Pontiac

Where

460 Belmont Road, Otter Lake

Good to know

The park offers a host of activities, including hiking and mountain biking. Boat rental (kayak, canoe, rowboat) available. Children’s play structures.

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Oiseau Rock Trail – A swim and a historic hike

Where

1 Schyan Road, Sheenboro

Good to know

Enjoy the unsupervised beach (with picnic tables) on the Ottawa River and the lake at the summit. Note: The trail is challenging in places and not recommended for young children.

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La Pointe à David beach - a heavenly peninsula


Where

1777, Baskatong Road, Grand-Remous

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