White Rock Beach
White Rock Beach or West Beach is located just two miles north of the US border
and only 35 minutes south of the City of Vancouver, BC. White Rock is known for
it's sandy beaches, 1,500 ft. long pier, its 2.5km long beach promenade and
East Beach is the closest White Rock Beach to the US border with both the
Semiahmoo Park and Reserve as it's neighbours.
Water tends to be warmer here since it is quite shallow. Lots of fish & chip
shops. Change rooms.
Be careful of the Parking meters here. They are expensive and
meter maids are vigilant. Parking is free before noon and after 8 pm in the
winter months make sure you read the meters before walking away.
The 'Hump' on Marine Drive is the boundary between West Beach and East Beach at
White Rock Beach. There the roadway briefly rises to about 200 feet above sea
level, offering spectacular views of Semiahmoo Bay, the White Rock Pier and in
the distance, the outlying islands.
A sunny day will bring thousands of visitors to White Rock Beach who stroll,
crab fish, and dive from the pier, feed flocks of wheeling gulls on the
promenade, listen to street musicians and view art outside the museum and enjoy
ice cream cones in the eclectic atmosphere of Marine Drive. At low tide,
children at play behind the ramparts of their castles echo the glory days of the
Sandcastle contest when a quarter of a million people would come to admire the
best sand sculptures in the world at work.
Summer evenings bring out a parade of exotic cars from every era and fair
weather motorcycle enthusiasts. Savoury aromas from some of BC's finest
restaurants drift over the crowds and the patios of the sidewalk cafes bustle
Fortunately, natural tranquility can be found only minutes away from all the
hustle as west beach parts from Marine Drive and eagle's nests overlook forest,
sand, and sea