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Okanagan-Shuswap Recreation and Sports: Area Beaches information, listings and links



Beach on Shuswap Lake at Sicamous Beaches in the Okanagan are so plentiful, that "best beaches" are tough to choose. Some great beachfront property is "private," meaning not accessible to the public, simply because there's no road or parking nearby.

Gyro Beach in Kelowna Many enthusiasts might argue west-facing vs east-facing. East-facing beaches are warmer because they get the morning sun longer, while west-facing beaches hold the heat longer in the afternoon (though both are better if they face south as well). The reality is, you'll probably go to the beach that's closest, regardless of which side of the Lake its on.

For those that are more adventurous, Kelowna has its own nude beach, at Cedar Creeek in the south end of town.

Okanagan Beaches

Here are some of the best beaches (from north to south, by city):

Beach
Road Access
Comments
Vernon

Kalamalka Beach

Kalamalka Rd

on the north shore of Lake Kalamalka

Kin Beach

Lakeshore Rd @ Transon

south-facing beach on eastern shore of Okanagan Lake

Paddlewheel Park

Okanagan Landing Rd, south

eastern shore of Okanagan Lake

Kelowna

Sutherland Beach

Ellis Rd, north

western shore at foot of Knox Mountain

Waterfront Beach

Water St @ Clement

just north of Okanagan Resort

City Park Beach

Abbott Street by bridge

best lake views, close to stores

Strathcona Park

Abbott St, south @ Rose

quiet residential neighbourhood

Kinsmen Park

Abbott St, south @ Patterson

quiet residential neighbourhood

Boyce-Gyro Park

Abbott St, south @ Rose

south-west facing beach

Strathcona Park

Pandosy St, south turns to Lakeshore

close to several resorts and to Mission Creek Park

Hobson Park

Hobson, off Lakeshore Rd

northwest-facing beach

Sarsons Beach

Sastons St @ Abbott St

great views in all directions

Cedar Creek

south of Cedar Creek Rd

the area's only nudist beach

Bertram Creek Regional Park

Lakeshore Rd (past Cedarcreek Winery)

isolated park, big beach

Westbank

Rotary Beach Park

Boucherie south to Gellatly

southeast view of Lake, close to Westbank facilities

Peachland

Virbican Park

Beach Ave, north

southeast view of Lake

Heritage Park/Memorial Park

Beach Ave, south at Princeton

two beaches, at north and south ends of parks

Antlers Beach Provincial Park

Highway 97, south of town

great beach, with wilderness park inland

Antlers Beach Provincial Park

Highway 97, south of town

great beach, with wilderness park inland

Summerland

Peach Orchard Beach Park

Lakeshore Dr North

great beach with broad lake views

Rotary Beach

Lakeshore Dr @ Phillips

wide south-east facing beach nestled between Kiwanis Pier and Summerland Trout Hatchery

Ilahie Beach

Thorbur St

great beach is part of a campground

Powell Beach Park

Powell Beach Road

great beach with great north lake views

Sun-Oka Beach Provincial Park

Highway 97 by Agricultural station

great beach with south-east lake views

Penticton

Okanagan Beach

Lakeshore Dr West

north-facing great beach with view of OK Lake, close to hotels

Skaha Beach

South Beach Dr

wide south-facing great beach with view of Skaha Lake...Penticton's beautiful people hang-out

Airport Beach

Skaha Lake Rd

south-facing great beach underneath ocassionally-used airport runway

Okanagan Falls

Christie Memorial Park

north-facing great beach with view of Skaha Lake

Kenyon Beach Park

north-facing great beach with view of Skaha Lake

Oliver

Rotary Beach

81st Street off 370 Ave

great beach on Tuc-El-Nuit Lake, close to resort hotel

Osoyoos

Lions Centennial Beach

92nd Ave @ Lacey Point

great beach on warm Osoyoos Lake

Legion Beach

Kingfisher Drive @ 89th St

south-east facing beach on warm Osoyoos Lake

Haynes Point Provincial Park

32 Ave, east

beach on both sides of shallow spit into middle of lake, great views all around


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