The building that houses The Ocean Beach has a long and storied history in White Rock. Originally called the Feedham Block when it was built in 1930, the building was home to the Blue Moon Dance pavilion in the 1930s and early 1940s. Since then it has been a hub of the White Rock social scene in its many reincarnations and with its recent re-opening, as The Ocean Beach, looks poised to raise the bar as a must-try spot to dine and socialize in White Rock.
From their expansive patio, The Ocean Beach boasts an epic view of Memorial Park, the White Rock Pier and Semiahmoo Bay … perfect on a sunny day, and if you time your visit right, you’ll catch a spectacular White Rock sunset. The menu is full of unique, and delicious, share plates and mains, and expertly crafted cocktails, and everything is made in house in their “scratch kitchen”. You can’t go wrong with anything you choose, but the parmesan-crusted cauliflower (trust us, even if you think you don’t like cauliflower) paired with an Aperol Spritz is perfect to start, and then choose from a mouthwatering list of burgers and mains, like the Wild Mushroom Pappardelle highlighting gorgeous BC mushrooms! And be sure to check out the OB Happy Hour, every day from 3 – 6 pm and from 9 pm to close Sunday to Thursday.
As part of our Spotlight series, we asked White Rock’s tourism businesses to share a little bit about their business and what they love about White Rock.
How long have you been a part of the White Rock community?
Tell us about your business! What type of business do you have, and what kind of atmosphere can guests expect when they visit?
Located in the heart of White Rock, we bring together a special energy of people who are passionate about great food, craft beer, and cocktail culture. Our Executive Chef has curated a fresh modern menu that has been ethically and locally sourced for an exciting dining experience. Our Award-Wining Mixologist has created several unique craft cocktails that will surely delight the palate. With unobstructed ocean views, a lively atmosphere, and friendly staff this adds to the overall ambience at the Ocean Beach.
We’d love to know how it all began!
Our story goes as such…..
It became the Ocean Beach Hotel in 1950, when it was purchased by United Distillers Ltd. In 1995, it was purchased by the Veltri family and continued to be operated as the Ocean Beach Lounge until 2013. In 2020, the Veltri’s rebranded to The Ocean Beach | Crafts Drafts Eats.
Where are your favourite places to eat in White Rock?
Laura’s Coffee Corner, Grounds & Greens Cafe, Cotto Al Mare
Describe your perfect day in White Rock.
A walk on the promenade taking in the mesmerizing views, stopping by Little oOtie’s Mini Donuts, and finishing with dinner and cocktails on the patio at the Ocean Beach!
What’s your favourite White Rock event?
White Rock Sea Festival
Where would we find you on a day off?
East Beach or West Beach? Why?
West Beach- the lively atmosphere!
The Ocean Beach | Crafts, Drafts & Eats is located at 14995 Marine Drive
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