Everything is better at the beach, right?
If you looking for a sandy spot on the water in or around Quebec City, here are a few family friendly options:
Parc de la Plage Jacques Cartier offers an urban oasis for stroller walks along the St Laurence river. You can’t swim here but you can smell salty air and enjoy the balmy breezes. Parking is free and the view is magnificent.
The Base de plein air de Ste-Foy is an outdoor recreational centre located at the junction of the Félix-Leclerc and Duplessis highways. This is your least expensive option for a day at the beach with the kids. Parking is free and rates are reasonable. They even have a selection of toddler-sized life vests available for you to borrow free-of charge during your visit.
The Baie de Beauport is an awesome beach with lots of fun family activities. Before planning an outing here it is best to check that the water quality is safe for swimming as this beach is sometimes closed due to high bacteria count. Click here for tarifs: https://baiedebeauport.com/fr/la-baie/tarifs-et-heures-douverture
The Club Nautique de Lac-Beauport is free for residents of Lac-Beauport. The rest of us can visit for a fee: http://lac-beauport.quebec/resident/sport-et-loisirs/club-nautique/ Children under 5 years of age are free.
The clean, beautiful, family-friendly beach at Lac St-Joseph can be accessed for free, if you know a local with a beach pass! Other wise check the tarifs here: https://la-plage.ca/plage/ Prices are less later in the day and children under 3 are free.