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Spring is coming to an end which means that summer is just around the corner and White Rock is the ideal summer hotspot. If you are looking for the perfect way to kick off your summer, here are 5 phenomenal things to do at the beach!

Sunrise over the pier
Mornings may not be everyone’s thing, but what better way to start a season than to begin your day watching sunrise at the beach. Pack a picnic breakfast, gather some blankets and head down to beach early morning to witness the night turn to day and the sun rise up from the ocean. This experience is one you will not want to miss out on!  Be sure to check here to find out what time the sun rises and time your visit just right. 

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Sunset on East Beach
If you are someone who just can’t make it out of bed in the morning for the sunrise, don’t worry because the sunset is just as magical. Whether you are spending the day in White Rock, just grabbed dinner near the beach or you simply came to watch the cotton candy sky melt into the water, taking a seat on East Beach is the perfect way to end a summer day. Late nights and warm weather are calling your name so make sure you get over to the beach soon! Find out what time the sun goes down here

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Paddle-boarding and swimming in the ocean
If you are looking for a fun summer day, then you HAVE to check out Feral Boardsports or West Beach Paddle and rent a paddle board for an hour or two! This is a great way to have fun with friends, get a workout in and, if you get too hot, you can jump into the ocean and go for a swim. If you’re a paddle-boarding “expert” or even a strong beginner,  head out with West Beach Paddle for a sunset tour, or why not give Feral’s SUP Yoga classes a try!  Feral Sports also offers a Ladies night every Thursday evening where women can enjoy an hour-long session with a female instructor for only $15!

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Get a scoop
No trip to the beach is complete without a sweet, creamy, cold treat! And is it even really summer if you haven’t enjoyed an ice cream cone yet? Many gelato and ice cream shops dot the White Rock strip, and everyone has their own favourite!  Why not make it a personal challenge to try as many shops as possible before the summer is over and choose your favourite!  

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Go to the Farmers Market
If you are looking to get into the summer spirit like a local, check out the White Rock Farmers Market on Sundays. Spend an afternoon in the community trying delicious summer treats, sampling local produce and mingling with locals and businesses. The Farmer’s Market closes in the fall so make sure you don’t miss it!

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