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Life’s a beach in Montréal, especially in the Old Port! Just five minutes from downtown, the Clock Tower Beach on the quay of the same name, at the foot of the Tower built in 1921, offers sun, sand and relaxation without the hassle of packing bags or renewing a passport.
Open every day until Labour Day, the Clock Tower Beach features heaps of soft, silky sand, lounge chairs, colourful parasols and a boardwalk. Drinks and munchies are available at the on-site refreshment stand and snack bar. While swimming isn’t allowed, refreshing mist machines set up along the beach take the edge off of the summer heat. Showers are available to rinse and cool off at the end of the day.
In addition to its potential for sun worship, the Clock Tower Beach also affords a spectacular vantage of the St. Lawrence River, the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, Île Sainte-Hélène and Old Montréal. When the sun dips out of sight at the end of the day, the St. Lawrence River glowing against the backdrop of the city skyline is a sight to behold.
Fine sand, beach essentials and a fabulous location: Montréal’s Clock Tower Beach is like a sun and sand getaway without the travel!