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Some Vancouver Area Beaches
British Columbia (BC) Canada
Sun, sand and sunsets by Gregory Melle
|Vancouver are has some great beaches. This shows some of the best.|
Vancouver waters are a combination of clear ocean water and muddy water from the Fraser River.
|The mud is a great feature. It provides the building material for both great delta farmlands and the tidal sand banks that make such great beaches. The mud also absorbs heat from the sun. This is why Vancouver summer water temperatures are so much warmer than those found much farther south in California. Vancouver has great tides and currents. Vancouver Island shelters Vancouver City from the direct brunt of North Pacific storms.|
There are outdoor heated pools at Second Beach and Kitsilano Beach. The Kits Pool features the Kits Showboat which hosts free amateur summer evening shows. The various beaches have distinct personalities. Kits is a favourite for sunsets and beach party romance.
My first construction job was doing first and labouring on the construction of a great stone wall at Sunset Beach.
(Just a few years later the Parks Board covered the whole thing up except for the few inches. Good planning).
Walking from Spanish Banks one comes to Towers Beach below UBC. Further along, between cliff-side forest and the mouth of the Fraser River is Vancouver's most famous beach. Wreck Beach is a clothing optional nudist area. (You won't see much nude naughty bits here. Taking telephoto close-ups are discouraged).
Another unique beach in the area is White Rock near the US border. This is another tidal area perfect for sandcastle building. They had massivly attended contests in the eighties until drunken evening parties drove the event out of town.
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