Grande Anse des Salines

Top choice beach in Ste-Anne

Immense, crystalline and glossy, Grande Anse des Salines doesn't disappoint the bevy of swimmers who dabble in its gorgeous depths or the sun worshippers who lie out on the ribbon of golden sand. Les Salines gets its name from Etang des Salines, the large salt pond that backs it; it’s about 5km south of Ste-Anne along the D9. There are food vans and snack shops along the beach, but otherwise it's wonderfully undeveloped, a slice of fabulously raw nature.