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Kelowna’s Best Beaches

Posted on September 22nd, 2020 in Hospitality

Known as one of Canada’s sunniest destinations, Kelowna has more than 30 public beaches where you can cool off when temperatures reach higher than 30°C/86°F in the Summer. Situated next to the shining jewel that is Okanagan Lake, you’ll enjoy soft sand and gentle waves when you stay with us. Three of Kelowna’s most beautiful beaches happen to be located a stone’s throw from The Shore, where you can swim, play, paddle-board, kayak, picnic, or just relax with a good book.

Here are 3 of the best beaches in Kelowna. Don’t forget your swimsuit and favourite beach toy!

The Shore next to Gyro Beach, one of the best kelowna beaches

#1. Boyce-Gyro Beach Park

The Shore is Kelowna’s closest accommodation option to Boyce-Gyro Beach Park, “Gyro Beach” as locals call it. A 30-second walk from our front doors takes you to this popular family-friendly beach that features incredible lakeshore amenities.

Visitors to the park can enjoy:

  • An extensive sandy beach
  • Marked swimming area
  • Playground
  • Sand volleyball and table tennis courts
  • External showers
  • Universally accessible washroom for year-round use
  • Small lockers for storing valuables
  • Paved walking path
  • Grassy picnic area
  • Parking with a drop-off area
  • Bike racks and stalls

The parkland was donated by local doctor Benjamin deFurlong Boyce to the Gyro men’s club in 1932 before the City of Kelowna took it over in 1954. The city recently made significant modern upgrades to Boyce-Gyro, including new washrooms/change-rooms.

#2. Rotary Beach Park

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Lesser known, but just as accessible as Boyce-Gyro is Rotary Beach Park. Located just a short walk south of our hotel in Kelowna, Rotary is popular for families who enjoy all kinds of water sports, such as:

  • Kayaking
  • Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP)
  • Pedal-boarding
  • Kitesurfing
  • Windsurfing

Rotary offers a sandy beach, buoyed-off swimming area, shaded and grassed picnic areas, a playground, trails, and a washroom. Want to rent a paddle board or kayak? Okanagan Beach Rentals, located at Gyro, Rotary, and Tugboat Bay Beaches, rents out SUPs and other watercraft.

#3. Bertram Creek Regional Park

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Worth the short drive along Lakeshore Drive is a Kelowna hidden gem. Bertram Creek Regional Park is an 18-hectare space along the shore of Okanagan Lake that offers a boat launch, dock, pebble beach, various walking trails, picnic tables, playing field, and even an outdoor amphitheatre and pavilion.

Meet the locals and enjoy some fun with the family at one of the best beaches in Kelowna.

Are you looking for a Kelowna lakefront hotel? Try staying or living at The Shore. Enjoy the convenience of living alongside the sparkling waters of Okanagan Lake. Contact us about our Okanagan Lakeview suites, just steps away from the water.

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