Beaconia was originally named after a beacon that was set up here in the late 19th century. It was a Station House for the Canadian National Railway on the shore of Lake Winnipeg in the first decades of the 20th century.
There is now a plaque that commemorates the founding of the village over a hundred years ago, giving the visitor a sense of history.
It is a beautiful and pristine 3 kilometre wide sandy beach located 50 K north of Winnipeg off Highway 59.
Secluded - Beaconia Beach
Beaconia Beach, however, is completely secluded, with no man-made structures at all. Nests of the rare Piping Plovers can sometimes be found here: be sure to leave them undisturbed. These birds are a protected species and this is one of the few places they can still be found.
Beaconia has a very quiet and secluded beach. A short 5 minute walk south will will take you to the dunes with the 'nude beach' area, where clothing is optional.
It is accessible either by going to the north end of Patricia Beach and wading north across the lagoon 5 minutes or driving through Beaconia to the parking lot and walking south 15 minutes.
Author: Fredrick Buetefuer