beaches

Donna Seedorf-Harmuth and Phil Harmuth spend quality time together on Cox Bay. (Cathy Thicke photo)

Free beach wheelchairs create shoreline opportunity B.C. couple thought gone forever

Accessibility grant making lives better, organizations encouraged to chase theirs

 

Surrey RCMP were called to Crescent Beach Thursday night after more than 400 youths gathered for a beach party. (File photo)

VIDEO: Increased enforcement called for after hundreds of youths ‘mob’ Crescent Beach

Police called after more than 400 youths gather at Blackie Spit Park

 

A Mystic Beach sunset. The beach was named one of the top 50 beaches in the world by an international travel website. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. beach named one of the best in the world

Mystic Beach named on top 50 list by bigseventravel.com

 

Late-night noise from beachgoers is excessive during the summer in White Rock, according to one resident. (File photo)

Late-night noise on White Rock Beach ‘problematic’

Closing pier, parking lots at night floated as ideas to curtail problem

Late-night noise from beachgoers is excessive during the summer in White Rock, according to one resident. (File photo)
Dick Brown at 16. (Submitted photo)

Victoria man surprised to learn he authored 1966 note in B.C. beach time capsule

Letter found 56 years later by Rathtrevor Beach tourists

Dick Brown at 16. (Submitted photo)
Leah discovered a small glass cream bottle that contained a note written more than 50 years ago. (Submitted photo)

B.C. family discovers 56-year-old message in bottle on Vancouver Island beach

Buried treasure inadvertently dug out of 4-foot deep hole in sand

Leah discovered a small glass cream bottle that contained a note written more than 50 years ago. (Submitted photo)
The Champion of the Crescent paddleboard event is scheduled for July 23 at Blackie Spit Park. (Contributed photo)

Champion of the Crescent paddleboard event to return this summer

Event, held at Blackie Spit Park in South Surrey, is scheduled for July 23

The Champion of the Crescent paddleboard event is scheduled for July 23 at Blackie Spit Park. (Contributed photo)
Privacy screen on beach at Strathcona Beach Park (Photo/Jake Courtepatte)

Missing man located dead in Okanagan Lake

Foul play is not suspected

Privacy screen on beach at Strathcona Beach Park (Photo/Jake Courtepatte)
South Surrey business owner Daksh Patel is inviting the community to help with a cleanup at Crescent Beach on April 3, 2022. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey business owner hosting Crescent Beach cleanup

Daksh Patel also raising funds for David Suzuki Foundation

South Surrey business owner Daksh Patel is inviting the community to help with a cleanup at Crescent Beach on April 3, 2022. (Contributed photo)
Chris Turner found a golden ring on White Rock’s East Beach this week. He hopes to connect with the owner. (Chris Turner photo)

Treasure hunter looking for owner of long-lost ring recovered on White Rock’s beach

Chris Turner believes the ring belongs to a senior who reported it missing up to seven years ago

Chris Turner found a golden ring on White Rock’s East Beach this week. He hopes to connect with the owner. (Chris Turner photo)
King tides encroach on Imperial Lane homes in Ucluelet on Jan. 2.

King tides surge along Tofino and Ucluelet coastline

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve urges residents and visitors to be CoastSmart

King tides encroach on Imperial Lane homes in Ucluelet on Jan. 2.
People enjoy the sun at Crescent Beach on Sunday, May 16, 2021. On Tuesday, July 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fraser Health will offer beachside vaccination to anyone 12 and over who is eligible for a shot. On Friday, July 9, another clinic will be offered at Cultus Lake near Chilliwack. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Beach-side vaccinations offered in South Surrey and at Cultus Lake

COVID-19 immunization will be offered to anyone 12 and older who is eligible

People enjoy the sun at Crescent Beach on Sunday, May 16, 2021. On Tuesday, July 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fraser Health will offer beachside vaccination to anyone 12 and over who is eligible for a shot. On Friday, July 9, another clinic will be offered at Cultus Lake near Chilliwack. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Kevan Bodkin snapped a long exposure sunset over San Josef Bay on March 9 during a brief sunny break in the weather. (Bodkin's Best Photography)

B.C. home to three of Canada’s best beaches

Two Vancouver Island and one Lower Mainland spot hit Lonely Planet list of our best wave catchers

Kevan Bodkin snapped a long exposure sunset over San Josef Bay on March 9 during a brief sunny break in the weather. (Bodkin's Best Photography)
Sandra Tomchuk and Gail Nesimiuk have collaborated on a series of beach paintings, featured throughout March at The Gallery, Central Plaza.

Beach life supplies theme for collaborative show at White Rock gallery

Sandra Tomchuk and Gail Nesimiuk have teamed up for a March exhibit

Sandra Tomchuk and Gail Nesimiuk have collaborated on a series of beach paintings, featured throughout March at The Gallery, Central Plaza.
Six Mile Beach outside Nelson is known for its perfect sand, clear water and unique sand spit. But the drowning death of a man in July has residents asking if the dangerous spot has become too popular. Photo: David Grantham/Kootenay Drone Services

Dangerous oasis: The fatal history of a popular Kootenay Lake beach

Six Mile Beach near Nelson is known for its unique sand spit. But locals have feared it for decades

Six Mile Beach outside Nelson is known for its perfect sand, clear water and unique sand spit. But the drowning death of a man in July has residents asking if the dangerous spot has become too popular. Photo: David Grantham/Kootenay Drone Services
Leanna Wurz, 3, shows a plastic straw that she found on East Beach Thursday (Aug. 20) during a Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup effort organized by her mom, Rachel. (Tracy Holmes photo)

PHOTOS: Waterfront cleanup aims to remove ‘yuckies’ from East Beach

Volunteers find discarded cigarette butts, beach toys, bottle caps and more

Leanna Wurz, 3, shows a plastic straw that she found on East Beach Thursday (Aug. 20) during a Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup effort organized by her mom, Rachel. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Peace Arch News reader Geoffrey Yue went out with his camera Tuesday night (July 14) in search of the Neowise comet, which has been captivating star gazers and photographers worldwide in recent days. And while Yu was unable to catch a glimpse of the comet, he called this photo – of sunset at Crescent Beach – his “consolation prize.” (Geoffrey Yu photo)

PHOTO: Sunset at Crescent Beach

Geoffrey Yu originally set out in search of the comet Neowise, but found this stunning scene instead

Peace Arch News reader Geoffrey Yue went out with his camera Tuesday night (July 14) in search of the Neowise comet, which has been captivating star gazers and photographers worldwide in recent days. And while Yu was unable to catch a glimpse of the comet, he called this photo – of sunset at Crescent Beach – his “consolation prize.” (Geoffrey Yu photo)
This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)
This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)
(The Canadian Press)

Beach bummer: Novel coronavirus can live in water, but is it infectious?

Living in water and being infectious in water are different things

(The Canadian Press)