18 of the Best Beaches For a Summer Trip in Manitoba

Now that summer’s here, you may be looking for fun ways to beat the heat. There’s nothing better than heading to a beach on a warm, sunny day and taking a dip in some cool waters before laying around on the sand. Here are 18 beaches you’ll want to check out in Manitoba—just don’t forget to pack your sunscreen!

 

Winnipeg Beach

On the shores of Lake Winnipeg, you’ll find Winnipeg Beach. A popular summer destination for all Manitobans, you’ll love paying a visit to this beach. There are plenty of restaurants and ice cream places nearby, so make sure to check those out while you’re here!

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Gimli

Gimli is a great place to go if you’re looking for somewhere fun to go this summer. The beach makes for a fun place to swim, relax, or even fish. If you get tired of hanging out on the sand, take a stroll along the dock and check out the town’s famous lighthouse.

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Patricia Beach

There’s plenty of variety at this beach, making it a great place for those who like to explore. Wander along the sandy shores after you’ve had a swim, and then check out the gorgeous marshlands. Make sure to keep an eye out for the piping plovers that call the beach home.

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Falcon Lake

Once you get to Falcon Lake, you may never want to leave again. This provincial park features a gorgeous beach that makes for great swimming. There are also lots of hiking trails and places to explore around the park that you won’t want to miss out on.

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St. Malo Beach

If you’re looking for a quieter beach area, then head to St. Malo. The two available beaches both make for great lounging and swimming locations. There are also a few walking trails nearby if you feel like getting a little exercise.

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Lac Du Bonnet

One of the best parts of visiting this small town is that you’ll get to take advantage of its beautiful beach. Head here for a swim or just to relax on the sand with a book. You’ll love any amount of time spent at this beach!

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Victoria Beach

This beach on the southeastern shores of Lake Winnipeg is a Manitoba favourite. Make sure you head here the next time you feel like heading to a beach. Swim, lounge around on the sand, or play a few games of beach volleyball with your friends while you’re here.

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Birds Hill

 

The manmade beach at Birds Hill provincial park is a popular summer destination for Manitobans. Just outside of Winnipeg, you’ll love spending a few hours hanging out at the beach. Jump in the water for a swim, and pack a picnic before you go that you can enjoy on the many available picnic benches.

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Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park

The pristine, white beaches of this stunning provincial park make for a fantastic day trip. You’ll love exploring the area and jumping into the water for a swim. Make sure you also check out Hecla’s famous lighthouse while you’re here.

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Twin Lakes Beach

Looking for a quiet beach where you can relax for the day? You’ll want to check out Twin Lakes Beach in the rural municipality of St. Laurent. This little gem is a great place to spend some time on the water.

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Clear Lake

So named for its gorgeous, clear waters, Clear Lake is a great place if you’re looking for a beach to visit. Located in Riding Mountain National Park, book a campsite here and lounge around on the beach after a fun day of hiking and exploring. You’ll love your adventure to this stunning part of Manitoba.

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Steep Rock Beach Park

Steep Rock is a wonderful place full of adventure. The beach is a fantastic place to go for a swim or to chill out on the sand. Spend some time exploring the area and admiring the unique rock formations that earned the beach its name.

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Beaconia Beach

This 3-kilometer-wide beach area offers a great, quiet location to spend the day. Roam around the sandy shores and enjoy everything it has to offer. With both a clothing-mandatory and clothing-optional area, all types are welcome at this beach.

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Grand Beach

There’s always something to do at Grand Beach. Hit the water and go for a swim, or just hang out on the sandy shores and work on your tan. Feeling hungry? There are lots of great restaurants nearby that you’ll want to check out.

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Pinawa

You’ll love a visit to Pinawa! This small town is home to a beautiful beach where you’ll have a great time lounging around in the sun. The town itself also has plenty of fun things you’ll want to check out, including the ruins of an old dam.

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Lester Beach

This quiet, hidden gem is a fantastic option for anyone looking for a less busy beach to visit. Walk along the gorgeous white sand, and hop in the water to cool off. You won’t regret a visit to this stunning beach.

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Colert Beach

You’ll find this beach in the town of Morden. This is a great place to spend a hot summer day. Pack a picnic and a cooler full of refreshing drinks and get ready for a day full of fun at Colert Beach.

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Matlock

You’ll love a visit to this beach. Whether you feel like just relaxing on the sand, splashing around in the nice, cool waters, or sitting up on one of the many piers, there’s something for everyone here. Make sure you add Matlock to your list of summer destinations!

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