Gimli beach is nice and sandy. Is located about 1hr drive north of Winnipeg on the West side of Lake Winnipeg. It's not as nice and big as Grand Beach on the opposite side of Lake Winnipeg but it offers tons of attractions. Gimli has an annual Icelandic Viking festival, classic car show etc. They also have a marina with fishing boats, sail boats... Last year they rented PWC right off the beach... Gimli is an easy going small town that you can cover by foot.