The Beach

White Rock’s beaches offer something for everyone! With 8 km (4.9 miles) of sand and warm shallow waters you’re sure to find that perfect spot to pitch your umbrella.

Among the best beaches in the region, the warm, protected, water of Semiahmoo Bay provides a safe area for swimming, paddleboarding and kayaking. And when the tide goes out, the beach transforms into a magical place to explore tide pools, try your hand at skimboarding, fly a kite or build a sandcastle.  

White Rock Beach is divided into “East Beach” and “West Beach”, separated by a rise in the shoreline that the locals call “the hump”.

West Beach is home to White Rock’s famous pier, where it’s not uncommon to see people jumping into the deep, warm waters below, or dropping a line to try their luck at crabbing. East Beach tends to be a little quieter and appeals to families looking to spend a relaxing day at the beach building sandcastles and enjoying picnic lunches.

Please note that while dogs are permitted on White Rock beaches, they must be on a leash of fewer than two metres at all times.  The beaches are part of the Boundary Bay Wildlife Management Area, which is under the jurisdiction of the Province of British Columbia. 

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