Beaches & Parks

Beaches & Parks ~ Kids's Playing on Stand Up Paddleboard's

Family fun at it’s best. Kelowna lies on the shore of Okanagan Lake so most of the parks in the city have sandy beaches and many of them have water-sports facilities. Some even have snack vendors with yummy eats & treats.

Conveniently located in the Lower Mission district, Playa del Sol is bang in the middle of a recreational lakeside paradise. This family friendly resort is literally across the street from Okanagan Lake and a short walking distance to the popular Boyce-Gyro and Rotary Beaches.

Lake Lounging | Nic Collar via Tourism Kelowna on YouTube

Kelowna’s Beaches & Parks within 10 kms of Playa del Sol 370:
Rotary Beach Park  

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500 meters away (approximately 6 minute walk north via Lakeshore Road). Rotary Beach Park has all the facilities you need to enjoy some family time in the sun. It has swimming areas, change rooms, playgrounds, picnic areas and more. It’s a wonderful spot to partake in your favourite water sport or you can just sit back, relax and watch the local kite boarders & windsurfers do their thing. The beach is sandy with nicely covered shady areas for those hot summer days.

Boyce-Gyro Beach Park

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1.3 kms away (approximately 16 minute walk or 4 minute drive ~ without traffic ~ north via Lakeshore Road). Boyce-Gyro Beach is one of the most well-known beaches in Kelowna. This is a favourite spot for families and young people alike. It has a beautiful view of the lake, amazing mountain backdrop, volleyball courts, water-sports, playgrounds, a rope swing, snack venues, picnic areas, washroom facilities and more. Boyce-Gyro Beach has a very gradual beach incline which makes it great for throwing a Frisbee or a ball in the water.

Kinsman Park

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2.9 kms away (approximately 5 minute drive ~ without traffic ~ north via Lakeshore Road). Tall leafy trees and shaded grassy park, this park gives the perfect amount of sun and shade.  Located next to the waterfront (water access for swimming but no sandy beach). It’s fully equipped with washrooms, picnic tables, tennis court and on-site playground.

Strathcona Park

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3.6 kms away (approximately 8 minute drive ~ without traffic ~ north via Lakeshore Road & Pandosy St). Next to Kelowna General Hospital, Strathcona Park has designated swimming areas, sandy beaches, picnic tables, public washrooms, and kid’s playground all surrounded by tall oak trees and a large grassy area.

City Park-Hot Sand Beach

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5.2 kms away (approximately 10 minute drive ~ without traffic ~ north via Lakeshore Road & Pandosy St). The kids will love the warm sandy beach and nice water. There is also volleyball and basketball courts, grassy fields, playground, water park, skateboard park, washroom and change room facilities, on-site rentals. Thanks to Festivals Kelowna there is live music during summer months with Parks Alive! Local artisans, buskers and vendors also set up mini stalls along the boardwalk. So why not take a stroll or grab a bite from the yummy snack bar. Surrounded by downtown Kelowna’s many restaurants and retail stores, you will never run out of things to do and see at City Park!

Waterfront Park-Tugboat Bay

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5.6 kms away (approximately 11 minute drive ~ without traffic ~ north via Lakeshore Road & Pandosy St). Sandy beaches, beautifully landscaped gardens, washroom facilities, paddle boat rentals and boat launches. Close to restaurants, shopping, nightlife, as well as live music on the Waterfront Park Stage during summer months.

Mission Creek Regional Park

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6.9 kms away (approximately 11 minute drive ~ without traffic ~ east via Hall Road). Mission Creek Park has a large playground with swings, a rope pyramid, washrooms and over 12 kilometers of pathways with over 3 kilometers directly along Mission Creek. There’s also a small kid friendly water channel that the kids can play in, so make sure you bring their swimsuit if you’re checking it out in July or August. There are ample covered picnic areas and a free indoor Environment Educational Center (EECO) right in the park.

Cedar Creek Park

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7.3 kms away (approximately 10 minute drive ~ without traffic ~ south via Lakeshore Road). Located in the Mission area, this long and narrow pebble beached park is well known and quite unique to the Okanagan. Picnic tables are available and portable washrooms are on site. Cedar Creek is Kelowna’s only dog friendly waterfront park. Also, interesting to note that before this area became a dog park it was a nude beach, and continues to be frequented. So, when the sun starts shining, don’t be surprised if you and your dog see a little more than you had bargained for!

For a full list of Beaches & Parks, please visit the City of Kelowna’s website www.kelowna.ca or Tourism Kelowna’s website at www.tourismkelowna.com

City Park Pathway Downtown Kelowna Photo by Laura Johnson okv_pixMill Creek Park-Kelowna - Photo by Laura Johnson - okv_pixAlong the lagoon at Waterfront Park - KelownaHot Sands Beach - Kelowna - Photo by Laura Johnson - okv_pix
Photos by Laura Johnson @okv_oix

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