The days are longer, the sun is getting hotter, and Summer is due any day here in Surrey, BC. With so much to do and see, narrowing down that perfect summer day can be a challenge. Whether it’s fun in the sun or browsing through shops while sipping on an iced coffee, we’ve put together our perfect summer day.
Fuel up for your day of adventure at Spent Grounds Coffee Roasters (108-19140 28 Avenue). Spent Grounds specialises in weekly small-batch roasting for the freshest cup of coffee in town. Their menu consists of options suitable for most dietary restrictions including vegan options and gluten-free fare, all while using local ingredients wherever possible.
No summer day is complete without the beach. On your way to Crescent Beach, stop in at Delitalia Fine Foods (1629 128th Street) and pick up some picnic essentials. This Italian deli offers imported charcuterie and cheeses, peppered with local ingredients and house-made menu items. Select a freshly made sandwich or charcuterie board to enjoy beach-side!
Spend time just soaking in some rays. Watch as the tide drains away, revealing pools with lots of marine life to discover! Known inhabitants of Crescent Beach (12160 Beecher Street) include starfish, jellyfish, small crabs and sand dollars.
When the surf and sand have satisfied your summer craving, pack up and head to Surrey’s original neighbourhood: downtown Cloverdale (176th street from 56A to 58 Ave). Pop into one of the many coffee shops like Republica Coffee Roasters (102-5674 176 Street) for a quick iced coffee as you shop in the open air. Browse through the lineup of independently owned, boutique shops. Some of our favourites include Urban Safari Vintage Shop (5754 176 Street) and La Belle Vie (5709 176th Street).
Dinner time calls for Hawthorne Beer Market & Bistro (5633 176 Street). Their menu is infused with West Coast Flavours and is complemented by a long list of craft beers.