The urban beach

Clock Tower Beach

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Why locals love it

Living in a city definitely has its perks – nevertheless, it also has its drawbacks and it’s no secret that Montreal’s lack of beaches is a problem for locals come summertime. Based on the European trend of creating seaside paradise in the midst of a metropolis, Montreal’s Old Port now has its first urban beach.

Why you should visit it

Overlooking the Saint-Lawrence River, the Jacques Cartier Bridge, and of course, the Clock Tower, cozy up under a long chair or parasol and sunbathe at this sandy oasis. While you cannot swim, there is a boardwalk, snack bar, and cool-off station with mist showers. It’s also one of the best spots to catch the fireworks when the sun goes down.

Special tip

Admission is free until 5pm, after which the attraction turns into a bar with an entrance fee. The beach is only open during summer.

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2 Comments

Pleasant urban beach, but don't think you can swim there yet. A very LGBT+ friendly place, being just down from the Village, but also welcoming to everyone.
lagatta
Local
May 30, 2019
Great place to just doze off and take in some sun. People watching. There is also bar service, so you may enjoy a cocktail while warming your skin on the white sand.
Natalia
Local
August 21, 2018
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