One of the things we love about being near the ocean is the excitement of a good storm. When fierce winds, pelting rain and the Pacific Ocean combine, the results can be truly spectacular.
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The sky transforms, waves crash onto the beach, and seabirds dance in the wind. And with the appropriate outerwear and a sense of adventure, there’s nothing like a good walk on the beach during a winter storm. Leave the umbrellas behind, pull on your rubber boots, layer up (you’re going to want to stay warm), put on a good raincoat, grab a hot chocolate or a coffee and head out to experience the power of the elements. Walk the beach from end to end and then head back along the promenade, or just head out to the end of the pier to really feel the impact of the wind and be sure to watch for adrenaline-seeking kite surfers who race to the beach to take advantage of the high winds.
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When you’ve had enough of the great outdoors because let’s be real, it’s cold out there, White Rock’s waterfront restaurants are keeping patio season alive with heaters, cozy blankets and awnings so you can cozy up, enjoy a fabulous meal and watch Mother Nature at her best. As one of Greater Vancouver’s best patio scenes, there is a perfect seat with a view of the action waiting for you and cozying up on a warm patio is a perfect rainy day activity. See below for a list of restaurants with heated and covered patios.
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Restaurants with heated and covered patios:
Charlie Don’t Surf | 15011 Marine Drive | 604.538.1988
Five White Rock | 15047 Marine Drive | 604.538.8153
Jan’s on the Beach | 14989 Marine Drive | 604.531.5444
Le Sasquatch | 15065 Marine Drive | 604.385.6333
Primo’s Mexican Grill | 15069 Marine Drive | 604.385.2223
The Ocean Beach | 14995 Marine Drive | 604.385.9977
Uli’s Restaurant | 15023 Marine Drive | 604.538.9373
Finlays East Beach Cafe | 15611 Marine Drive | 604.538.5640
Washington Avenue Grill (enclosed sunroom) | 5 – 15782 Marine Drive | 604.541.4244
Zapoteca Mexican Grill & Seafood | 15495 Marine Drive | 604.536.6677
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Effective September 13, proof of vaccination is required in BC to enjoy indoor and patio dining at restaurants. Starting October 25, capacity limits at these businesses/events have been lifted. For full details on where proof of vaccination is required, for whom, and how to show your proof of vaccine, please visit https://www2.gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard.html