In a province with nearly one hundred thousand lakes, narrowing down that perfect beach to visit can be an overwhelming choice. Finding a location that has everything including tranquil waters, weed free bottoms, gorgeous shoreline, fine white sand, and spectacular sunsets might seem daunting. Have no fear, the province boasts some of the best beaches in the country. From miles of sand to sand dunes, pristine northern waters to sparkling southern lakes, for a day getaway the whole family can enjoy, rest assured, we have you covered. To top it all, we even have purple sand beaches.
Palliser Regional Park, Lake Diefenbaker
Lake Diefenbaker is one of those must see lakes in the province. With a plethora of activities including world-class fishing, the iconic dam, gorgeous golf courses and beautiful campgrounds, there isn’t any reason not to go. With over 800km of shoreline, the beaches on Lake Diefenbaker are simply spectacular. It might be hard to narrow down where to visit, so be sure to check out the shores of Palliser Regional Park, where the beach extends literally as far as a person can see. Located near Riverhurst, you can enjoy a day away, come for the weekend and camp out, or even stay for an extended week long vacation, Lake Diefenbaker offers so many activities, you’ll never get bored!
Little Lake Manitou, Manitou Beach & Watrous
No list of fabulous Saskatchewan beaches would be complete without including the amazing Little Lake Manitou in the Manitou Beach and Watrous area. The beach is fabulous, but you have to come for the water. The lake is unique in all of North America, with only two other bodies of water on earth like it. The waters are extremely rich in mineral content. Lay back and try floating. You might even find yourself more buoyant than normal.
Katepwa Beach, Katepwa Point Provincial Park
Less than an hour drive from Regina, in the picturesque Qu’Appelle Valley, nestled amidst rolling hills, lies the beautiful Katepwa Beach. The beach is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a beautiful day and of course, the waters are perfect for swimming and cooling off. The beach itself is pretty, but the views of the valley are completely breathtaking. It’s definitely worth camping in the area for a weekend or exploring the incredible hiking trails and unique landscape after an afternoon at the beach.
Main Beach Kimball Lake, Meadow Lake Provincial Park
With over twenty lakes in the Park, it’s hard just to pick one beach to feature. The main beach in the park can be found on Kimball Lake and includes all the amenities to make it a perfect destination for a day of fun for the whole family. Come for a picnic, let the kids enjoy the play structure, and of course, cool off in the pristine waters of the lake. The massive beach is perfect for soaking up the sun, sand castle competitions, and it makes the perfect romantic spot to come and watch the sun set in the evenings.
Candle Lake, Candle Lake Provincial Park
Located near the resort village of Candle Lake, the Park offers an incredibly unique and stunningly beautiful purple sand at select portions of the beach. Yes, the sand truly is purple,because of particles of granite that is pushing up from below. If that doesn’t make you want to visit, the pristine waters and tree lined beaches nearby sure will! The lake is crystal clear and features a sandy bottom, weed free in areas. Perfect for swimming, the beach features a gradual drop off that goes from shallow to deep so people of all ages can enjoy splashing around, swimming, or just dipping your toes in. Also in the park is the beautiful Minowukaw Beach, home to some pretty impressive sand dunes and gorgeous forested spots.
Good Spirit Lake, Good Spirit Lake Provincial Park
Located thirty minutes northwest of Yorkton, the beaches at Good Spirit Lake are unparalleled throughout the province and even, throughout the country. Not only is the beach incredibly beautiful with areas of fine white sand, the lake waters are warm and shallow enough in spots so that families with young children can enjoy the experience as well. The lake features weedless bottoms, which also makes the swimming experience that much more enjoyable.
Kenosee Lake Main Beach, Moose Mountain Provincial Park
Located in one of the province’s first Provincial Parks, the picturesque Main Beach offers something for people of all ages. Bring the lawn chairs and sand toys and spend the afternoon on the beach, or dive into the cool waters of Kenosee Lake. The Park itself offers endless opportunities to make your vacation an exciting one including great accommodations, historic sites, hiking and biking trails, golf, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and many others. For the beachy experience minus the sand, don’t miss the amazing waterpark!
Douglas Provincial Park Beach, Douglas Provincial Park
Located 11km from Elbow, Douglas Park Provincial Beach is located on the south east shores of Lake Diefenbaker. With endless stretches of sand, the Douglas Provincial Park Beach is perfect for a day of fun or pack up and camp out in the area for a few nights or stay for the week. The area offers a plethora of activities including hiking and biking trails, canoeing or kayaking, excellent fishing, and an amazing golf course nearby. The area offers some incredible sand dunes that can be accessed via trails, which are a must see!
Lock Leven, Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
Located on the beautiful shores of Lock Leven, the main beach at Cypress Hills is the perfect place to while away a few hours, work on your tan, enjoy a picnic, or have a sandcastle building competition. The waters are just perfect for swimming, splashing around, or testing out those new floaty toys. Cypress Hills is the perfect Park to vacation, because there is SO MUCH to do. The campgrounds are beautiful, the park offers zip lining, and ranches nearby offer horseback riding. The park also boasts spectacular fishing, hiking and biking trails, and golf.
Main Beach, Waskesiu Lake, Prince Albert National Park
Not only is Main Beach a huge beach complete with beautiful sand that seems to extend on for miles, pristine and tranquil northern waters, beach volleyball nets, and a huge playground structure, it’s also basically the focal point for the Town of Waskesiu so there are some great shopping and dining options close by. The Park also offers an extensive series of hiking trails, some great nature observation opportunities, and a wooden boardwalk that extends from the beach area. Waskesiu offers some spectacular accommodations, great golf, and the fishing isn’t half bad either.