15 of Canada’s most unique beaches


Plage de la Grande Échouerie (Grand Échouerie Beach), Quebec

Location: Magdalen Islands (Iles de la Madeleine), off the northern coast of P.E.I.

Size: 8.5 kilometre stretch of sand. (Combined, the Magdalen Islands are home to more than 300 kilometres of beach.)

What makes it unique: Plage de la Grande Echouerie is one of a dozen islands that make up the Magdalen Islands and the cluster has been described as a Canadian archipelago reminiscent of the Greek Islands.

Fun fact: When the tide is low, visitors have the opportunity to explore the surrounding caves and cliffs.


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