What better way to spend your summer days than lying on the beach? Lucky for you, Saskatchewan has some gorgeous beaches that are close to Regina and some that are also worth a farther drive!
Picture yourself soaking up the sun, lounging on the sand, enjoying the warm weather with your S.O. or friends by your side. And if it gets too hot, the beauty of the beach is that there's always water nearby to cool you down and splash around in. Alright, enough talk — bring on the beaches!
Note: Driving times listed below are calculated with Google Maps using Regina as the starting destination.
For Saskatchewan beaches that are a 1-2 hour drive, click "NEXT."
Saskatchewan beaches that are a 1-2 hour drive:
Echo Lake Public Beach // Echo Valley Provincial Park
Near Qu'Appelle Valley, Echo Lake Beach offers stunning valley views, and much to do nearby! There's a canoe rental and a boat launch, or if you like hiking, you can check out their 3km nature trail.
Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes.
Sandy Beach // Sandy Beach Regional Park
Sandy Beach is located in a beautiful park, and has picnic sites, a boat launch, and a concession stand (in case you forget snacks!) The water here is calm and peaceful — perfect for getting in some quiet.
Time: 1 hour, 20 mins.
Katepwa Lake Beach // Katepwa Point Provincial Park
Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes.
Manitou Beach // Watrous
The beach here is beautiful, and if you want to stay and explore a little more, there's plenty to do. This is a perfect location to camp or stay for a weekend because Manitou Beach also has a mineral spa, mini golf, and even a drive-in theatre.
Time: 1 hour, 55 minutes.
For Saskatchewan beaches that are a 2-3 hour drive, click "NEXT."
Saskatchewan beaches that are a 2-3 hour drive:
Douglas Provincial Park Beach // Douglas Provincial Park
This beach is stunning, with endless stretches of sand all around, thanks to the sand dunes nearby. If you get sick of the sand, there's always sailing, canoeing, and biking and hiking trails nearby.
Time: 2 hours, 8 mins.
Danielson Provincial Park Beach // Danielson Provincial Park
Danielson Park Beach offers hiking and biking trails, as well as spots to sail, canoe, and picnic. The Gardiner Dam is also close by, if you want to see Canada's largest earth-filled dam.
Time: 2 hours, 11 minutes.
Palliser Regional Park Beach // Lake Diefenbaker
The beach here stretches along Lake Diefenbaker, one of Saskatchewan's most beautiful lakes. Depending on when you visit, check out some of the park's events. They have a farmers' market, pancake breakfast, and a Canada Day celebration.
Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes.
Good Spirit Beach // Good Spirit Lake Provincial Park
If there's a place to take your friends for a beach day, it's Good Spirit Beach. There's beach volleyball courts, mini golf, and tennis to keep you busy for the day!
Time: 2 hours, 45 mins.
Saskatchewan Landing // Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park
Saskatchewan Landing is home to a number of historic sites, including the Goodwin House. Of course, there's also the beach! Sun-bathe at Saskatchewan Landing and then enjoy some canoeing, sailing, or mini golfing.
Time: 2 hours, 55 mins.
For Saskatchewan beaches that are a 3+ hour drive, click "NEXT."
Saskatchewan beaches that are a 3+ hour drive:
Redberry Lake Beach // Redberry Lake Provincial Park
The beach at Redberry is beautiful, with trout ponds nearby as well. There are some great hiking trails nearby as well, and campgrounds if you want to make your trip into a weekend stay.
Time: 3 hours, 45 mins.
Neis Beach // Emma Lake
Emma Lake is part of Great Blue Heron Provincial Park, which is home to Anglin Lake as well. The two lakes are only a 35 minute drive apart, if you want to squeeze both of them into your visit. There's also a grocery story and ice cream shop in Ambrose nearby.
Time: 4 hours, 20 minutes
Purple Sands Beach // Candle Lake Provincial Park
The resort village of Candle Lake is home to one of Canada's few purple sand beaches, making this spot a real treat! To get to the beach, you'll need to go by boat across the lake, but it's worth it for what awaits you on the other side.
Time: 4 hours, 40mins.
Minowukaw Beach // Candle Lake Provincial Park
This beach is home to unbelievable sand dunes and beautiful lush forest. Take a walk along the long stretches of sand, and visit the nearby Candle Lake resort village for restaurants and cafes.
Time: 4 hours, 50 minutes.