Pointe aux Loups Island

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Pointe-aux-Loups is like an oasis amid the sand dunes. It is on the smallest of the inhabited islands and it is home for a tiny community of some 50 houses. On the north side of the island, there's a small pier where fishermen's boats can rest on a wooden slip until it's time to go out to sea again.


The tiniest inhabited island

Pointe-aux-Loups is a little township of 50 houses located on the tiniest inhabited island, Pointe aux Loups Island.

Like an oasis in the sand dunes

All along Route 199, to the east and west of Pointe-aux-Loups, two long beaches washed by crystal clear waves stretch from Fatima to Grosse-Île. The beach on the west side is Dune du Nord Beach (north dune) and the one on the east of the Island is Pointe-aux-Loups Beach. These are two of the most beautiful and popular beaches on the Islands. However, these beaches are also the most dangerous on the Islands, particularly when tides are high at the full moon or when winds are strong. 

Beware !

Very strong currents run along these beaches. Extreme caution is necessary if you swim because of strong winds and very high tides. Currents are treacherous and can pull you out into the open sea.

Kids playing on the beach at Pointe-aux-Loups
Sit back and relax, Pointe-aux-Loups beach
Clam fishing
Kitesurf at Pointe-aux-Loups
Pointe-aux-Loups' wharf during Winter
Sand dunes at Pointe-aux-Loups
Wooden slip of Pointe-aux-Loups



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