This 22km beach is ideal for meandering strolls and red-cliff cave exploration at low tide. With an abundance of picnic tables, gentle water, and washrooms, this is a great place for families to post-up for a day of swimming and beach hiking. There are few areas with shade so it’s best to bring an umbrella if you plan to stay awhile. Don’t forget your camera, the dramatic crimson rocks provide a stunning backdrop for photos.

Getting There

The two most popular modes of transport, to get to the Îles de la Madeleine archipelago where South Dune Beach is located, is by ferry or plane. The ride on the large ferry takes five-hours and leaves daily from Souris, Prince Edward Island. If you prefer to fly, regular flights to Îles de la Madeleine airport are offered from Quebec and Montreal. Nonstop flights from the United States to Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport leave from New York City and Fort Lauderdale. To fly direct from the United States to Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport head to New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, or Washington D.C. Those flying from Canada can reach Montreal non-stop from Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Halifax, and Edmonton, and fly non-stop to Quebec from Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Gaspe, and Sept-Iles. Europeans can get one-stop flights to Quebec and Montreal from London, Paris, and Lyon.