Best Beaches in Canada in May

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PICK A MONTH FOR BEST BEACHES IN CANADA

These are the best beaches in Canada in May, based on average sunshine, sea temperature, rainfall and temperature. Though many factors can come into play when choosing your beach destination, the beach weather will often be a deciding factor. Here we list the top beaches based on the average weather conditions and sea temperature.

Best Beach Destinations in Canada in May

  • 22°C (72°F) Air
    9°C (48°F) Sea
    8.7 Hrs of Sun / Day
    13.5 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (72°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 57% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 8.7 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 4.4cm (1.7inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 13.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Osoyoos Lake. Sea temperatures are a cold 9°C (48°F). May is too cold for swimming in Osoyoos Lake for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 18°C (64°F) Air
    12°C (54°F) Sea
    7.6 Hrs of Sun / Day
    11.3 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 18°C (64°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 50% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.6 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 2.8cm (1.1inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 11.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Botanical Beach. Sea temperatures are a cold 12°C (54°F). May is too cold for swimming in Botanical Beach for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 17°C (62°F) Air
    12°C (54°F) Sea
    8.1 Hrs of Sun / Day
    15.5 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (62°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 53% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 8.1 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 0.7cm (0.3inches) making it mostly dry with very rare light showers although there are 15.5 days with some rainfall, so on the days it does rain it is only light and intermittent and shouldn't affect your beach enjoyment too much.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Sidney Spit. Sea temperatures are a cold 12°C (54°F). May is too cold for swimming in Sidney Spit for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 15°C (60°F) Air
    12°C (54°F) Sea
    8.1 Hrs of Sun / Day
    10.5 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 15°C (60°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 53% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 8.1 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 2.4cm (0.9inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 10.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in McNeill Bay. Sea temperatures are a cold 12°C (54°F). May is too cold for swimming in McNeill Bay for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 15°C (60°F) Air
    12°C (54°F) Sea
    8.1 Hrs of Sun / Day
    10.5 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 15°C (60°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 53% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 8.1 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 2.4cm (0.9inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 10.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Clover Point Park Beach. Sea temperatures are a cold 12°C (54°F). May is too cold for swimming in Clover Point Park Beach for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 16°C (60°F) Air
    12°C (54°F) Sea
    8.1 Hrs of Sun / Day
    14.0 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 16°C (60°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 53% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 8.1 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 1.5cm (0.6inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 14 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Boundary Bay. Sea temperatures are a cold 12°C (54°F). May is too cold for swimming in Boundary Bay for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 17°C (62°F) Air
    12°C (54°F) Sea
    7.5 Hrs of Sun / Day
    16.9 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (62°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 49% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.5 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 2.8cm (1.1inches) making it mostly dry with very rare light showers although there are 16.9 days with some rainfall, so on the days it does rain it is only light and intermittent and shouldn't affect your beach enjoyment too much.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Qualicam Beach. Sea temperatures are a cold 12°C (54°F). May is too cold for swimming in Qualicam Beach for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 17°C (62°F) Air
    9°C (48°F) Sea
    7.2 Hrs of Sun / Day
    14.3 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (62°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 47% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.2 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 14.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Buttle Lake. Sea temperatures are a cold 9°C (48°F). May is too cold for swimming in Buttle Lake for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 17°C (63°F) Air
    12°C (54°F) Sea
    7.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    12.0 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (63°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 51% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.8 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 9.8cm (3.9inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 12 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Sunset Beach Park. Sea temperatures are a cold 12°C (54°F). May is too cold for swimming in Sunset Beach Park for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 17°C (63°F) Air
    12°C (54°F) Sea
    7.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    12.0 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (63°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 51% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.8 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 9.8cm (3.9inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 12 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Kitsilano Beach Park. Sea temperatures are a cold 12°C (54°F). May is too cold for swimming in Kitsilano Beach Park for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 11°C (52°F) Air
    9°C (48°F) Sea
    7.6 Hrs of Sun / Day
    0.0 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 11°C (52°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 51% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.6 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it extremely dry with only very rare light showers. There are just 0 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Georgian Bay. Sea temperatures are a cold 9°C (48°F). May is too cold for swimming in Georgian Bay for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 11°C (52°F) Air
    9°C (48°F) Sea
    7.6 Hrs of Sun / Day
    0.0 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 11°C (52°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 51% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.6 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it extremely dry with only very rare light showers. There are just 0 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Cyprus Lake. Sea temperatures are a cold 9°C (48°F). May is too cold for swimming in Cyprus Lake for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 13°C (55°F) Air
    12°C (54°F) Sea
    7.9 Hrs of Sun / Day
    10.9 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 13°C (55°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 52% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.9 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 6.5cm (2.6inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Sooke Beach. Sea temperatures are a cold 12°C (54°F). May is too cold for swimming in Sooke Beach for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 13°C (55°F) Air
    12°C (54°F) Sea
    7.9 Hrs of Sun / Day
    10.9 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 13°C (55°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 52% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.9 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 6.5cm (2.6inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in French Beach. Sea temperatures are a cold 12°C (54°F). May is too cold for swimming in French Beach for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 13°C (55°F) Air
    12°C (54°F) Sea
    7.9 Hrs of Sun / Day
    10.9 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 13°C (55°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 52% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.9 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 6.5cm (2.6inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Mystic Beach. Sea temperatures are a cold 12°C (54°F). May is too cold for swimming in Mystic Beach for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 13°C (55°F) Air
    12°C (54°F) Sea
    7.9 Hrs of Sun / Day
    10.9 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 13°C (55°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 52% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.9 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 6.5cm (2.6inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in China Beach. Sea temperatures are a cold 12°C (54°F). May is too cold for swimming in China Beach for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 14°C (57°F) Air
    12°C (53°F) Sea
    7.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    13.5 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 14°C (57°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 51% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.8 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 6.5cm (2.6inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 13.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Long Beach. Sea temperatures are a cold 12°C (53°F). May is too cold for swimming in Long Beach for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 14°C (57°F) Air
    12°C (53°F) Sea
    7.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    13.5 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 14°C (57°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 51% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.8 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 6.5cm (2.6inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 13.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Wickaninnish Bay. Sea temperatures are a cold 12°C (53°F). May is too cold for swimming in Wickaninnish Bay for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 12°C (54°F) Air
    9°C (48°F) Sea
    8.5 Hrs of Sun / Day
    9.8 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 12°C (54°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 56% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 8.5 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 3.4cm (1.3inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 9.8 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Pukaskwa National Park. Sea temperatures are a cold 9°C (48°F). May is too cold for swimming in Pukaskwa National Park for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 16°C (60°F) Air
    7°C (45°F) Sea
    8.1 Hrs of Sun / Day
    12.2 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 16°C (60°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 51% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 8.1 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 3.5cm (1.4inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 12.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Patricia Lake. Sea temperatures are a cold 7°C (45°F). May is too cold for swimming in Patricia Lake for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 13°C (56°F) Air
    9°C (48°F) Sea
    6.6 Hrs of Sun / Day
    6.1 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 13°C (56°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 38% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 6.6 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 6.9cm (2.7inches) making it mostly dry with only light showers. There are just 6.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Kathleen Lake. Sea temperatures are a cold 9°C (48°F). May is too cold for swimming in Kathleen Lake for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 12°C (53°F) Air
    7°C (45°F) Sea
    7.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    14.9 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 12°C (53°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 50% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.8 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 5.1cm (2.0inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 14.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Lake Luise. Sea temperatures are a cold 7°C (45°F). May is too cold for swimming in Lake Luise for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 12°C (53°F) Air
    7°C (45°F) Sea
    7.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    14.9 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 12°C (53°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 50% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.8 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 5.1cm (2.0inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 14.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Moraine Lake. Sea temperatures are a cold 7°C (45°F). May is too cold for swimming in Moraine Lake for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 10°C (49°F) Air
    3°C (37°F) Sea
    5.3 Hrs of Sun / Day
    15.2 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 10°C (49°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 35% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 5.3 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 6.3cm (2.5inches) making it often dry with only light showers. There are 15.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the clear days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Chance Cove. Sea temperatures are a cold 3°C (37°F). May is too cold for swimming in Chance Cove for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.