15 Beachfront Airbnbs in Canada Perfect for a Summer Getaway

There is still plenty of summer left for a relaxing beach holiday.

If you’re looking for a place a stone’s throw from the water, the short-term rental experts at Duuo have compiled the perfect Airbnbs list.

With the longest coastline in the world measuring 243,042 kilometres, deciding which beach to explore in Canada can be daunting.

To help you narrow down your choices, Duuo took Tourist Maker’s ranking of the top 30 beaches and analyzed the locations’ Instagram data. The results are an accurate list of the top 10 beaches in the country ranked in order of most photogenic.

Crystal Beach in Ontario tops the list, followed by Sauble Beach (also in Ontario) and Kitsilano in British Columbia.

Here is the full list:

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As for where you can stay near these scenic destinations, here is a list of the best beachfront Airbnbs in Canada.

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Location: Ontario

Upper range: crystal beach

Price per night): $350

Sleeping: five to eight

A spacious and charming family (or group) vacation for those hoping to embrace the serene Crystal Beach lifestyle. Located on a quiet street, spend your afternoon lounging on the comfortable porch couch as you dry off after a day at the sprawling waterfront which is just a few blocks away. It really is the perfect home to relax and get away from it all.

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Location: New Scotland

Upper range: Glenhorm Beach

Price per night): $255

Sleeping: Six

A simple, no-frills cottage that embraces the tranquil Nova Scotia wilderness and nearby Glenghorm beach. Perched happily by the sea and located a five-minute walk along a beautiful coastal path, this stay offers beach vacationers the ultimate getaway experience. And with nature all around, you might even spot a whale surfacing on the water below your clifftop perch.

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Location: Ontario

Upper range: Sauble Beach

Price per night): $599

Sleeping: Six

A retro cottage with a beautiful view of Lake Huron, a true Ontario gem. Just steps from Sauble Beach (one of Canada’s most famous freshwater beaches), this vacation has plenty of activities to keep you coming back for more. Start your day with a freshly roasted coffee on the terrace, start the day with outdoor yoga and stroll along the beachfront in the evening as the sun sets over your head.

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Location: Ontario

Upper range: Sauble Beach

Price per night): $330

Sleeping: Four

A quiet waterfront cabin, just an eight-minute walk to the north side of Sauble Beach (and a short bike ride to Main Street). This cozy stay is both a romantic getaway for couples spending their evenings watching the sun on the deck, as well as a small family with young children wanting to take a dip in the water.

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Location: Ontario

Upper range: Cathedral Cliffs Beach

Price per night): $140

Sleeping: Of them

Close to beautiful trail walks and with its own in-ground pool, this tiny rental is ideal for couples looking for a simple beach-side getaway. Alongside a fire pit placed on the patio for cozy evenings, the apartment is also minutes from Cathedral Bluffs Beach – a spectacular way to view Lake Ontario in the height of summer.

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Location: British Columbia

Upper range: Kitsilano Beach

Price per night): $949

Sleeping: Six

A cottage-style home perfect for families and large groups, but the location right across from Kitsilano Beach is the real wow factor of this stay. Panoramic ocean views are spellbinding when you wake up from a long sleep in one of two king beds. Boasting an open plan kitchen, gather in the evening once you are satisfied with a day well spent at the beach.

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Location: British Columbia

Upper range: Kitsilano Beach

Price per night): $1000

Sleeping: New

A huge modern home with a light and airy Scandinavian interior, this stay is ideal for large groups and family reunions. Steps from famous Kits Beach, you can get away from the crowds to enjoy the fresh air and the sand between your toes.

If you have a talented musician in your band, let that budding Mozart play on the classical piano in the room, it’s a real touch of class, even if you don’t know how to play the keys.

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Location: Ontario

Upper range: Port Dover Beach

Price per night): $293

Sleeping: Six

A nod to the owner’s German heritage, Das Sommerhaus perfectly embodies everything you’d expect from a beach vacation in Canada in the height of summer. The cottage is over 100 years old and has been updated with a new ‘beachy’ vibe. Lounge on the veranda, watch the lake glisten in the sun with your morning coffee, and access the beach from your doorstep (but watch out for changing water levels!).

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Location: Ontario

Upper range: Grand Bend Beach

Price per night): $400

Sleeping: Eight

The owners fell in love with this home when they first set eyes on the property, so it stands to reason that this fun space is perfect for a couples getaway – although it offers so much more than that, with room for up to eight people in total.

Located a five minute walk from the lake and the main strip of restaurants on Grand Bend beach, you will soon fall in love with this stay, as will the owners.

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Location: Ontario

Upper range: Grand Bend Beach

Price per night): $425

Sleeping: ten

Close to the beach but surrounded by woods, this fantastically unique stay near Grand Bend Beach is immersed in the best of Canadian nature. Plus, the trees provide much-needed shade on a hot summer day. Besides the amazing location and the airy design, the basement is the best feature of this property. You have access to a bar in the basement, a table tennis table and table football – it’s the evening sorted!

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Location: Quebec

Upper range: Taillon Beach

Price per night): $320

Sleeping: Eight

Beautiful chalet by the sea near the Taillon beach, this vast stay elegantly weaves natural solitude with a shared space of dazzling modernity for large groups. Haven of Peace is a place to recharge your batteries alongside close friends and family while enjoying the serene water views.

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Location: British Columbia

Upper range: Tribune Bay Beach

Price per night): $454

Sleeping: Four

An island getaway that looks set to be part of the next great fantasy novel. Located at the top of Upper Salal, this fantastic wooden cabin is not completely cut off from the world, although you think it might be. There is direct access to Helliwell Provincial Park – a protected walking trail – and private parking for the white sand beach at Tribune Bay. “The Nespresso coffee machine is a plus,” says a satisfied customer.

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Location: British Columbia

Upper range: Tribune Bay Beach

Price per night): $350

Sleeping: Six

A bright and sunny cabin decorated in a shade of mint green. This cool stay, just a hop, skip, and a jump from Tribune Bay, is the perfect place to host a BBQ and recharge your batteries. The large private lawn is even surrounded by fruit trees – it is truly connected to nature.

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Location: Quebec

Upper range: St-Irenee Beach

Price per night): $426

Sleeping: Six

Described as being in the “heart of Charlevoix”, this stay is close to the beach of St-Irénée, one of the most beautiful beaches in the region. The space faces the river which provides a unique relaxing view to wake up to. A fresh renovation makes this property a fantastic place to stay while you explore the area with friends and family.

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Location: Quebec

Upper range: St-Irenee Beach

Price per night): $320

Sleeping: Eight

A newly built villa erected on the mountainside in St-Irénée: few properties can match the majestic views of the St. Lawrence River that were skillfully designed by the architect. Even better, there’s a spa with a rather inviting hot tub that overlooks the entire landscape. This is the perfect waterfront retreat for a large group of friends.

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