Beachward Ho!

With this recent heatwave we’ve been experiencing it’s been incredibly difficult to get any work done when the sun is teasing you through the blinds. As such I suggest that we shut down the city and have a huge beach party. There is an abundance of beach real estate all around Vancouver.

With the upcoming Celebration of Light there will definitely be plenty of people already populating the downtown beaches throughout the next 2 weeks. How about checking out some of these other beaches?

Tower Beach:

Since there have been all these recent posts on the clothing optional / nude beaches I thought I would mention Tower Beach. This is another clothing optional beach which, while technically a part/area of Wreck beach is far less frequented by people. It’s located between Wreck beach and Jericho/Locarno/Spanish Banks.

Sometimes the tide is low enough for you to walk around Tower Beach to Wreck Beach or vice versa. If you’re coming from the Jericho side you’ll see the transition from some/partially naked people to all/totally naked.

Garry Point Park

This one is located out in Richmond by Steveston. This one does get a little crowded however it’s still a nice place to relax with a nice mix of sand and grass. It’s also nice that you’re only a short walk away from Steveston Village if you get hungry there’s plenty of places to grab a great bite of food.

While you’re out here you should definitely try Pajo’s Fish & Chips. They are quite easily the best fish and chips you’ll ever taste. To make it easy they have two locations quite close together. One right out at Garry Point, and if you’re walking around in Steveston one down at the wharf as well. You can’t go wrong!

Deep Cove

Deep Cove is another cozy place with a small amount of sand and grass that’s perfect for a nice day of relaxation. With great cafe’s and restaurants around good food is only a few steps away as well. There’s also plenty of outdoor activities in the area. Hiking, biking and kayaking there’s something for everyone if you don’t feel like just lying out in the sun all day.

If you don’t have your own kayak or canoe there’s a rental shop that has some very friendly people there. I believe they have lessons too if you’re into learning how. Deep Cove Kayak

White Rock Beach

This one always tends to be busy, but it’s simply a breathtaking view from this beach. You should definitely check it out sometime this summer. Not to mention this one is also surrounded by extremely delicious eateries. One of which you can commonly bump into celebrities at.

When you’re there be sure to look for the famous white rock for which the city owes it’s name. (Painted white for extra White effect). As much as you’ll be tempted to whip out your sharpie and leave your mark on the rock, try not to – it’s not nice.

Crescent Beach

If you’re looking for a location that is a little less busy by the South Surrey / White Rock area check out Crescent Beach. If you get bored of hanging out on this beach make sure you turn around and check out all the neat historic homes that still exist.

2 Comments so far

  1. Rebecca (unregistered) on July 25th, 2006 @ 8:39 am


    If you loop around the corner from Crescent Beach there’s a lil place called Blackie Spit. Sandy beach, picnic area, bird watching, nature trails etc.

  2. Ghosty (unregistered) on July 25th, 2006 @ 2:15 pm

    Sweet another lil semi-unknown spot (at least to me) to relax at, thanks!

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