School’s out for summer. Well, almost. Exams are almost over and you can basically smell the sweet scent of summer freedom right around the corner. We couldn’t be more lucky to be able to walk right out our doors to so many beautiful city beaches.
Convenience is awesome, but no adventure was ever convenient so pack a day bag, grab your bestie and get in the car because BC is home to some of the most amazing beaches in the world and they are calling your name.
Here is a list of BC beaches that will help you get that perfect golden brown tan this summer:
1. Cox Bay Beach
The ultimate surf beach. If you have never done any surfing in BC this is the place to do it. I highly recommend you take a trip out to Tofino this summer and experience some amazing BC waves.
2. Third beach
My personal favorite beach and probably where I will be all summer. Jump on your bike and take a little ride through Stanley Park to Third Beach. Bring some brews but be discrete because the police do come around and have been known to give tickets.
3. Tribune Bay
This beach will make you feel like you are on a tropical island. Its white sand and temperate waters are dream-like and you won’t find a beach like this anywhere else in BC.
4. Agate Beach
The most remote beach in BC, this is definitely the spot to hit if your looking for some downtime. Another surfers paradise on Vancouver island, this beach runs 100m down the northern coast of the Haida Gwaii.
Photo cred - @laurenmichaila
5. San Josef Bay
If your an adventure enthusiast this is the beach for you. The only way to get to this beach would be to hire a helicopter or boat for the day. Or, you can challenge yourself with a hike out there. Trust me it's worth it for the solitude.
6. Wreck Beach
Even if you have never been to Wreck Beach you know its reputation. The hike down to the beach makes this a lucrative spot for some Vancouverites as police rarely bother to make the trip. Making it easy to crack open some brews and light up some joints. Did I mention it's North America’s largest clothing optional beach?
7. White Rock Beach
A short drive south from downtown Vancouver and you’ve made it to one of the biggest beaches in the lower mainland. Stretching over 8km long this a great beach for a long walk at sunset.
8. Rathtrevor Beach
If you're up for a quick trip over to the island this beach is your spot. Just north of Nanaimo in Parksville, this beach is famous for its dramatically low tide thats recedes for over a kilometre. In July they host the Parksville Beach Festival, making it a very popular beach destination in the summer.
9. Bonanza Beach
If you have never been to the Haida Gwaii I really recommend you make the trip this summer. Some of the most beautiful landscapes and beaches make themselves at home on this island paradise. There is much to explore within the Haida Gwaii and Bonanza Beach is just one of many amazing beaches.
Photo cred - Weheartit
10. Haynes Beach
One of my favorite spots in the interior to visit, located just outside of Osoyoos. The Okanagan is the perfect summer getaway spot with a big group of friends and has the best house boating in all of BC.