Vernon Beach: 3 Amazing Things to Know

Vernon Beach
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Vernon is a small city in BC, Canada. In every season, visitors visit Vernon for enjoying their holidays. 

Beaches are the perfect place for enjoying many activities like kayaking, boat launch, swimming, watersports, surfing, and so on. There are many lakes and lakeshore parks in Vernon BC.

Some famous Vernon beaches are Kin Beach, Kal Beach, Kennedy Lane Beach, and Whitepoint Beach.

These parks have benches where people sit and relax, tennis courts, an area for a short walk, and swings and slides for kids. There are a lot of hotels so that the visitors are not troubled about the accommodation and car parking facilities.

1. Famous Lakes in Vernon, BC

There are three famous lakes in Vernon, British Columbia. These lakes are popular spots for visitors.

You can enjoy many activities near the lakes. There is also a picnic table facility near the lakes. 

1.1. Swan Lake

Swan Lake is a famous lake in Vernon, British Columbia. This lake is famous for its fishing area and wildlife. You can see many native animals near the lake.

The famous trail of this lake is Swan Lake Nature Reserve Loop. You can see lovely views of Okanagan valley from this lake.

1.2. Kalamalka Lake

Kalamalka Lake
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Kalamalka Lake is a unique lake which draws visitors’ attention. It is because the lake changes its colour palette throughout the seasons.

You can swim in Kalamalka lake after getting permission from the lake authorities. After having fun near the lake you can also visit the Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. This park introduces you to the desert ecosystem.

1.3. Okanagan Lake

The lake has a long stretch of 135 km and the depth of the lake is 232 metres. Okanagan Lake is the favourite spot of visitors because it has a lot of beaches and you can enjoy many fun activities here.

You can enjoy kayaking, BBQ fire pits, swimming, standup paddling boating, playground, watersports, and jet surfing. The visitors get many amenities at Okanagan Lake. There are car parking areas and public washrooms.

There is a Kelowna Bridge which connects South Okanagan to North Okanagan. There are many vineyards, wineries, golf courses, resorts, and lakeshore parks near Okanagan lake.

2. Famous Vernon Beaches

Beaches are the place where visitors go to enjoy their time and stay away from all the stress of their life. Some are located in Downtown Vernon, and some are in the north end or south end of the city.

2.1. Kal Beach

Kal Beach is the famous Vernon beach containing soft white sand. The vegetation in this area is very nice.

The beach has tall and long trees. These trees provide shade for visitors.

There is a concession stand which serves food and drinks to the visitors. Picnic tables are also available for visitors.

You can enjoy a short walk on the soft sand of the beach.

This beach also has a parking area. You can get the location of this beach with the help of the map.

2.2. Kin Beach

Kin Beach is the biggest Vernon beach. Kids enjoy the sand castles on that white sand.

The visitors enjoy BBQ fire pits, gazebos for family gatherings, campgrounds, hiking trails, swimming, and washroom facilities.

2.3. Red Sand Beach

Red Sand Beach is the famous Vernon beach. The visitors are attracted to this beach because it has red sand.

Generally, the beaches of Vernon city have white sand so it is unique from all other beaches. 

Alike, all other beaches you can enjoy many water sports, sand castles, swimming, and parasailing. In the hot afternoons, tall trees provide shade to visitors.

2.4. Juniper Bay Beach

It is a famous place for family picnics. You can enjoy many watersports on this beach. The water of this Vernon beach has a brilliant blue colour.

You can reach this Vernon beach by following Husband road.

Paddle boarders enjoy scuba diving, kite surfing, boat launch, jet surfing, sailing, swimming canoeing, waterskiing, and rafting on Juniper Bay Beach.

Kalavida surf shop is the first choice of all water sports people to buy their sports goods. Visitors also enjoy a short walk on this Vernon beach.

2.5. Jade Bay Beach

The water is crystal clear on this beach so it is an ideal place for a boat launch. There are many tall and large trees found on this Vernon beach and they provide shade to the visitors in the afternoon.

Jade Bay Beach shows incredibly vibrant turquoise colours in the afternoon. In mid-summer, the water reacts with minerals. This reaction is called Calcite.

Jade Bay Beach provides many facilities to visitors. They provide a parking area, playground, and even picnic tables.

The visitors enjoy hiking and camping near this Vernon beach.

2.6. Cosens Bay Beach

Cosens Bay Beach is the most beautiful Vernon beach. You have to reach here via boat or by following a beautiful hiking trail.

This beach has vibrant emerald colours and it is visible in the summer season.

Cosens Bay Beach is a sandy beach so enjoy a walk on this beach. The visitors enjoy baths in the quiet cove.

There is a picnic table facility available on Cosens Bay Beach.

3. Famous Lakeshore Park

Lakeshore parks are full of natural beauty. You will see tall trees, a waterbody, a lot of sand, and some native wildlife.

There are many lakeshore parks in Vernon, BC.

3.1. Hurlburt Park

Hurlburt Park is the paradise of Vernon city. It is the favourite spot for summer camps.

There is a waterbody containing crystal clear water, rich vegetation, a jumping dock, and picnic tables.

3.2. Ellison Provincial Park

Ellison Provincial Park is located near many beaches. The beauty of this provincial park is incredible. You can see excellent hiking trails, high cliffs on the shores of Okanagan lake, geological rock formations, and sheltered coves of jade-coloured water.

There is a playground near this provincial park.

3.3. Sovereign Park

The Sovereign Park is known as the Coldstream area of Vernon city. The visitors can enjoy many activities.

This place is favourable for sunbathing, kayaking, picnics, SUP paddleboarding, swimming, white sand coves, horseshoe pits, volleyball courts, and outdoor showers.

There are playgrounds for kids. Many kids play sand castle with sand.

3.4. Kirkland Beach Park

Kirkland Beach Park is a famous park located near Vernon beach in Vernon city. People enjoy birdwatching in this park.

Kids love playing with the ducks here. It is a family picnic area.

3.5. Kekuli Bay Provincial Park

The water of Kekuli Bay Provincial Park is crystal clear blue water. This park is the connecting link between the Okanagan rail trail and some beaches and coves.

This park is the perfect spot for kayaks, paddleboarders, canoes, and boat launches.

Final Note

Vernon is a famous tourist spot. There are many famous beaches, lakes and lakeshore parks in Vernon Beach as well. 

You can visit Vernon, BC in your holidays along with your friends and family. There are many things to explore. Just take a map and reach your favourite location in the city and after exploring that location move to the next spot.

Himani, an avid reader who also loves to travel and has seen many beautiful spots worldwide, is very good at what she does. She loves to jot down her experiences through her articles. Her favorite author happens to be J.K. Rowling. She loves science and technology as well, and has a Master's degree in Biotechnology.