Alberta is known for a lot of amazing things. Beaches however, is not usually considered our strong suit. When people hear "prairie province", they usually think tumbleweeds before salt water.

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Surprisingly enough, Alberta actually has quite a few great beaches. They may not be totally authentic, but we do our best. Check out the list, and see how many you can road trip to this summer:

1. Alberta Beach // Lac Ste. Anne

One of Alberta's most popular beaches, located northwest of Edmonton.


2. Aspen Beach Provincial Park // Gull Lake

The perfect place for camping, and beaching.


3. Calling Lake Provincial Park Beach // Calling Lake

A smaller lake, perfect for a casual day of relaxation.


4. Devonshire Beach // Slave Lake

One of Alberta's few natural beaches.


5. Floating Stone Lake Recreation Area Beach // St. Paul County

A popular beach, perfect for swimming or relaxing.


6. Garner Lake Provincial Park Beach // Spedden

Play some beach volleyball, or soak up the sun on a giant floatie.


7. Ghost Lake Provincial Recreation Area Beach // Cochrane

Just 45 minutes from Calgary, this is a great place for a beach day.


8. Half Moon Lake Resort Day Use Beach // Edmonton

Kayak through the water, or have a fire on the beach.


9. Jackfish Lake // Athabasca

Take your boat out for a day of tubing or waterboarding.


10. Kinosoo Beach // Cold Lake

Voted one of Canada's Top 25 Beaches, so you know it's worth checking out.


11. Lake Newell Beach // Rainier

You'd almost think you're on a tropical island.


12. Ma-Me-O Beach // Ma-Me-O

With a name like this, you know you're going to have an interesting beach day.


13. Sylvan Lake // Sylvan Lake

Every Albertan needs to visit this one at least once.

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