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The 11 best beach hotels in Canada

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You deserve a beach vacation! If you’re looking to squeeze out every last drop of summer, you’ll want to book yourself into one of the best beach hotels in Canada for your next trip. From beautiful beachfront resorts in British Columbia to family-friendly beach view hotels on the east coast, these top spots across Canada provide the perfect seaside getaway.

Best beach hotels for families

Looking for good resorts for family vacations closer to home? Celebrate the end of summer by creating some new memories at one of these top beachfront hotels in Canada. Each of these vacation resorts offer families a chance to relax and spend time with each other.

JW Marriott the Rosseau Muskoka Resort, Ontario

Best beach hotel views at J W Muskoka with kayaks, paddle boards and lounging chairs by the water
Best beach hotels in Ontario: JW Marriott the Rosseau Muskoka Resort

Located less than 3 hours from Toronto, this family-friendly beachfront resort overlooks Lake Rosseau in Muskoka. There’s plenty for the family to do here at this popular luxury hotel in Ontario’s Cottage Country. In addition to standard rooms, the resort offers comfortable suites. Their two bedroom executive suites can fit up to 8 people, which is helpful for larger families looking for a beach vacation. Seasonal activities such as boating, canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and water skiing are included with your stay, making this a good resort for family vacations filled with lots of outdoor adventure opportunities.

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Watermark Beach Resort, British Columbia

Sunset at Watermark Hotel, a popular BC beach resort
Best beach resorts in BC: Watermark Beach Resort

Looking for one of the best beach resorts in British Columbia for your family vacation? An Okanagan oasis awaits you at this beachfront resort by Osoyoos Lake, a unique spotted lake and one of Canada’s top natural wonders. The resort offers numerous indoor and outdoor pools in addition to a water slide and a full-service spa, helping to keep both parents and kids entertained during your BC beach getaway. The impressive property is also mere steps away from everything you’d want in a beach vacation: beautiful beach views, BBQ grills, dining, shopping, wineries to explore, and grocery shops within walking distance. This getaway is also a great beach hotel for dogs, as the space is proudly pet-friendly.

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White Point Beach Resort, Nova Scotia

For one of the best beach hotels on the East Coast, look no further than White Point Beach Resort. Choose from a vacation home or a standard room for a few days, where you and your family can enjoy the property’s white sandy beaches and lots of outdoor adventures. Kids will absolutely love the summer programs that include arts and crafts, games, stories, face painting, movies, bonfires on the beach, and much more. There are also indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a games room, beach volleyball, tennis courts, kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, surfboards, and bicycle rentals. Parents will enjoy being lulled to sleep by the sounds of the Atlantic Ocean and waking up to stunning sunrises.

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Best beach hotels for couples

Looking to whisk away for a romantic getaway with your partner? Canada is home to some romantic beach resorts offering one of a kind spa and dining experiences to help you unwind and kindle the flames. From British Columbia to Quebec, here are some of the best beach hotels in Canada for couples.

Oak Bay Beach Hotel, British Columbia

Aerial view of Oak Bay beach hotel in Canada
Best beach hotels for couples: Oak Beach Bay Hotel

One of the best beach hotels on Vancouver Island is Oak Bay Beach Hotel in Victoria. Featuring an ultimate blend of luxury service, style, and comfort, this beachfront hotel is a great choice for your next romantic beach vacation. Enjoy room comforts such as large bathtubs and snuggle up next to the fireplace. This beach resort also has a full service spa for wellness travellers, and guest aged 16+ can also relax in the seaside mineral pools. Eucalyptus steam sauna anyone? Cap your romantic beach holiday with a live dinner theatre.

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Seaside Hotel North Vancouver, British Columbia

Bedroom at Seaside Vancouver hotel
Best beach hotels for couples: Seaside Hotel in North Van

Mountains, endless forests, and the sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean greets you upon arriving at the Seaside Hotel in North Vancouver. City lovers will be able to savour that energetic beat while embracing the tranquility that comes with a seaside vacation. Explore Vancouver’s nightlife in the evening and spend your day at the seaside hotel spa.

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La Cache du Lac Champlain, Quebec

Bedroom at La Cache du Lac Champlain
Best beachfront hotels in Canada: La Cache du Lac Champlain

Escape for a weekend to the shores of Lac Champlain. Adventure lovers will enjoy the diverse range of sport and cultural activities all year round: windsurfing, kayaking, hiking, kite surfing, golfing, tennis, fishing, and much more. Those looking for full relaxation will want to check into the Noah Spa, a health centre offering full range of hydrotherapy treatments. Here you can enjoy unique water basin therapies not found elsewhere in Canada!

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Best beach hotel for adventure

If laying by the beach isn’t your style, we’ve got you covered with these best beach hotels in Canada for adventure lovers. You’ll definitely earn your dinner during your beach vacation at one of these unique hotels you can visit right now!

Cabins at Terrace Beach, British Columbia

This area of the West Coast boasts some of the world’s most diverse and beautiful outdoor adventure activities. Terrace Beach, one of the most bio-diverse beaches in British Columbia, will be your backyard. Guests usually visit here to kayak, whale watch, hike the ancient coastal rainforest, surf the sandy beaches, enjoy outdoor yoga, and fish. You could also scuba dive at the nearby Broken Group Islands. I’ll also mention that they have some adults-only cabins here!

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Sacacomie Hôtel et Spa, Quebec

Boat dock at Sacacomie beach hotel
Best beach hotels in Canada: Sacacomie Hotel et Spa

Located in the forested grounds overlooking Sacacomie Lake in Quebec, this rustic-chic hotel by the beach offers an exceptional nature experience. Their adventure package allows you to immerse yourself in the heart of one of the most remarkable forests in Eastern Canada. Guests who book the packages have unlimited access to the thermal baths, the private beach and non-motorized boats such as kayaks and canoes.

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Desert Surfside Waterfront Accommodations, British Columbia

Beachfront daytime with sandals
Best beach hotels in British Columbia: Desert Surfside Waterfront Accommodations

This all-suite property is located on one of Canada’s warmest fresh water lakes and is a great choice if you’re looking for a beachfront getaway in British Columbia. Enjoy a ton of water activities here such as boating, water skiing, tubing and jet-skiing. The best part about staying here is that all the activities can be done from your front door on Osoyoos Lake.

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Best beach vacation for pet lovers

If you’re looking for a beach holiday where you don’t have to leave your pet at home, these are your best bets for a pet-friendly hotel in Canada on a beach.

Mackenzie Beach Resort, British Columbia

For one of the best beach resorts in Canada for pets, Tofino’s quaint Mackenzie Beach Resort offers a mix of of rustic cabins, camping, vintage Airstreams, and RV sites for your accommodation needs. This resort is pet-friendly, so you can enjoy an easygoing beach vacation for the whole family along the scenic shores of British Columbia’s Vancouver Island. If you’re looking for unique beach getaway, their vintage 60’s and 70’s Airstream might be just what you’re looking for!

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Ye Olde Argyler Lodge, Nova Scotia

Kayaks in front of Nova Scotia beach hotel
Best beach hotels in Nova Scotia: Ye Olde Argyler Lodge

If you are looking for a quiet, remote room with an epic view of the ocean, then the Ye Olde Argyler Lodge provides the perfect beach lodging just for you. Located on the shores of Nova Scotia’s Lobster Bay, not only are the sunsets over the Tusket Islands breathtaking, but the on-site cats are sure to make this a purr-fect beach vacation. Pet cats Chad and Cosmo are often around to greet guests visiting this East Coast beachfront hotel throughout the day. Pets are welcome here, just call ahead to book.

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There’s still time to book a local beach holiday and we hope these suggestions spark some ideas for you. Canada is home to some of the best beach hotels but please remember to always check with the hotels and local government guidelines before booking.

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