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07-20-2011, 12:07 PM
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OT: Plage Jean Drapeau

Quick replies plz... is it

NASTY??

Better off going to public pool full of peepee????

Tolerable??

Well worth it??

Surprisingly reminiscent to the Caribbean???

Beach is horrible, but plenty of eye candy??


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Yeah I'd also like to know....

I didn't even know there was a beach there.... Im still going to Oka Beach...

How is it comparable to Oka?

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http://www.parcjeandrapeau.com/24-Pl...-montreal.html

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Open till mid-august..

From the picture, it looks really nice... sorta lagoon

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I went there two weeks ago.

Compared to Oka, it is very small. It's also constantly crowded so bad you feel like everyone's watching you and the waiting line to get in is ridiculously long (at the ticket booth). Also, it has a lot of bugs (and I mean LOOOOTS) around the beach.

But, it is the nearest option from Montreal and the water is in a acceptable state. If you're not asking for much, then it's a good option.

And also, the day I was there, it was mostly kids and teenagers.

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beaches don't exist in canada.

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beaches don't exist in canada.
I have fond memories of my two years spent in Nova Scotia as a teen, where I really enjoyed going to the beach...
http://nsbeaches.com/favourite-beaches.php

Probably predisposed me to gravitate to Norfolk, VA, neighbouring VA Beach and close to the Outer Banks.

Apologies for the unfair comparison, to the beach-challenged in Montreal.

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I went there two weeks ago.

Compared to Oka, it is very small. It's also constantly crowded so bad you feel like everyone's watching you and the waiting line to get in is ridiculously long (at the ticket booth). Also, it has a lot of bugs (and I mean LOOOOTS) around the beach.

But, it is the nearest option from Montreal and the water is in a acceptable state. If you're not asking for much, then it's a good option.

And also, the day I was there, it was mostly kids and teenagers.
Did you go on an early week day, or closer to the week-end?

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I have fond memories of my two years spent in Nova Scotia as a teen, where I really enjoyed going to the beach...
http://nsbeaches.com/favourite-beaches.php

Probably predisposed me to gravitate to Norfolk, VA, neighbouring VA Beach and close to the Outer Banks.

Apologies for the unfair comparison, to the beach-challenged in Montreal.
Rub it in, will ya, Cap'n VA?

Haven't been there, but I have been hearing that it is -and I quote- "trashy" (e4)

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Rub it in, will ya, Cap'n VA?

Haven't been there, but I have been hearing that it is -and I quote- "trashy" (e4)
last time I went to VA beach, it was, well... everywhere Quebec



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I went there two weeks ago.

Compared to Oka, it is very small. It's also constantly crowded so bad you feel like everyone's watching you and the waiting line to get in is ridiculously long (at the ticket booth). Also, it has a lot of bugs (and I mean LOOOOTS) around the beach.

But, it is the nearest option from Montreal and the water is in a acceptable state. If you're not asking for much, then it's a good option.

And also, the day I was there, it was mostly kids and teenagers.
Ya, preeetty much what I'd expect.

I was going to go today but I lazied out and went to my pee infested local pool... which was surprisingly clean, empty, no day camps, sun chairs... and free.

1 hour was enough for me.

Maybe Drapeau next time...



PS: Best beach I've been to in Canada is Sandbanks in Ontario, since we're on that topic.

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I can't believe some folks in Montreal go to the beaches here. I'm not even one of those lucky people whose parents took them on vacation 1-2x a year as a kid and by going to the Caribbean a handful of times in my life I know just how bad a Montreal beach is in comparison.

I can't think of a good analogy off the top of my head but honestly there are probably many. I wish I lived somewhere that had nice beaches and actual ocean. I doubt I'd ever go to a Montreal beach of any kind again.

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Last time I went to Jean Drapeau I must have been 12-13. I remember it being crowded as hell, and somewhat restricted.

I don't even remember last time I went to a beach besides that. I use to go to Glen Gary Beach alot. I think it's in plattsburgh. Nasty beach, but it was empty most of the time.

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I can't believe some folks in Montreal go to the beaches here. I'm not even one of those lucky people whose parents took them on vacation 1-2x a year as a kid and by going to the Caribbean a handful of times in my life I know just how bad a Montreal beach is in comparison.

I can't think of a good analogy off the top of my head but honestly there are probably many. I wish I lived somewhere that had nice beaches and actual ocean. I doubt I'd ever go to a Montreal beach of any kind again.
When you like going to the beach, you take what you can when you're not on vacation.

Beach in oka isn't bad. Just missing palm trees and ocean water...

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