With its spectacular natural scenery, diverse landscape and wealth of green spaces, Surrey is a haven for outdoor adventurers. One popular year-round attraction for locals and visitors alike is South Surrey’s Crescent Beach.
The boardwalk, that view, the lapping tide, and an abundance of restaurants and shops make Crescent Beach a natural playground and a perfect setting for making memories. Over six kilometers of shoreline and trails make for a picturesque walk filled with biodiversity. Keep your eyes open for hermit crabs, sand dollars, sea stars and other marine life that can be found during low tide. You might even be lucky enough to glimpse harbour seals in the water or Grey Whales spouting on the horizon of Boundary Bay! There’s plenty to keep you entertained on land, but why stop there? Enjoying the water from a distance is one thing, but enjoying the water ON the water is a whole other story… whether you’re navigating the Pacific Ocean’s choppy waters in a kayak or breathing in the tranquil scenery from a stand up paddle board.
A few businesses in Surrey that offer kayaking tours, rentals and lessons are Natural West Coast Adventurers, Sea to Sky Adventure Company and David Dreves Kayaking. But kayaking isn’t the only way to glide through the water on a sunny afternoon.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding is the next best thing to walking on water! With roots in Hawaii, modern stand up paddle boarding has understandably taken the world by storm; it’s relaxing, easy, and provides a full-body workout. It’s an amazing way to get out of your comfort zone… and because you’re standing it offers a unique perspective of the landscape! Stand up paddle boarding or SUP as it’s commonly called is an experience that’s also offered by the tree companies previously mentioned.
If you like your water sports combined with teamwork, then check out Nicomekl Rowing Club which is located on the Nicomekl River in South Surrey. The club welcomes membership of all ages and abilities and provides ongoing coaching and rowing opportunities with a NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) trained coach through their weekly supervised rows. The Surrey Sailing Club offers dinghy sailing lessons and several sailboat races throughout the year.
No matter how you decide to spend your time on the water in Surrey, you’re guaranteed an amazing experience and a boatful of beautiful memories.