When I was a kid going to the beach was far from a sunshine-filled, sugar-high driven super happy fun time. An only child whose best friend was a half-beagle half-corgi mutt, the beach was a solemn affair spent silently daydreaming alone while picking sand out of various skin crevices.
Worse, dogs were typically forbidden from frolicking, and my best friend napped at home while I moped and made mudballs.
There’s worse things than being alone on a beach however – ever try and relax on a lake dune while hundreds of loud, angry beachcombers stir up shit and sand around you? Terrifying.
Similarly, if you are looking for a nice beachy strip of sand to lounge on around Saskatoon your options are severely limited. That said, there are some nice private pieces to watch the South Saskatchewan loll by from, but expect your beach time to get ankled by gawkers and looky-loos.
If you’re like me, maybe you’re just out of season. The beach is actually a lot nicer during the winter, when ice replaces sand, and everything is apocalyptically quiet.