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The City of Kelowna has nine beaches along its waterfront. Most border the beautiful Okanagan Lake and offer stunning beaches as well as various other amenities.

In addition, Kelowna has many waterfront boardwalks and a number of beach access points along our waterfront.   



    Downtown beaches

    Lakeshore Drive



Cedar Creek Park
5200 Lakeshore Road

This long and narrow pebble beach is well known and quite unique to the Okanagan. Picnic tables are available and portable washrooms are on site. Cedar Creek is Kelowna's only dog friendly waterfront park.
Boyce - Gyro Beach
3400 Lakeshore Road

Arguably one of Kelowna's most well known beaches, Gyro is a favourite of the local younger crowd. Snack venues, rental shops, volleyball courts, playgrounds, picnic areas and washroom facilities provide fun for every age.

Hot Sands Beach - City Park
1600 Abbott Street

Located at the centre of the Kelowna's downtown core, City Park is always buzzing with excitement and activity. Enjoy the park's long sandy beaches, volleyball and basketball courts, grassy fields, playground, recently upgraded waterpark, skatepark, and washroom and changeroom facilities. Take a stroll along the boardwalk and observe the many local venders, or chow down on a tasty burger at the snack bar. During the summer months, live music can be heard on the Parks Alive! stage. Surrounded by downtown Kelowna's many restaurants and retail stores, you will never run out of things to do and see
at City Park!

Kinsmen Park
2600 Abbott Street

Tall leafy trees and large grassy areas, give Kinsmen Park the perfect amount of  sun and shade. Dip your feet into Lake Okanagan, have lunch at one of the picnic tables, play a round of tennis or enjoy the on-site playground while taking in the Okanagan heat. Kinsmen Park is fully equipped with washrooms for your convenience.

Rotary Beach Park
3726 Lakeshore Road

Rotary Park has designated swimming areas, change rooms, playgrounds, picnic areas and more. Known for its kite boarding and wind surfing, Rotary is the ideal spot to enjoy your favourite water sport. Fine dining and plenty of accommodations nearby makes this beach a hot spot for tourists and locals alike!

Sarson's Beach Park
4398 Hobson Road

This neighbourhood beach sits off Lakeshore Road on the corner of Hobson and Sarson Road. Its smaller size gives the park a homey feel. A playground is located on site, and in addition, picnic tables, designated swimming areas and washroom facilities are offered.

Strathcona Park
2290 Abbott Street

Located next to the Kelowna General Hospital, Strathcona Park has designated
swimming areas, picnic tables, public washrooms and a playground for the young at heart. Surrounded by tall oak trees, its large grassy area provides the perfect setting to curl up with a good book or relax with friends and family.

Sutherland Park
Located at the corner of Broadway Avenue and Ellis Street, Sutherland Park sits at the base of Knox Mountain and is perfect for those who love to be active. In addition to the grassy fields and kid friendly playground this park is equipped with
tennis courts, washroom facilities and is only two steps away from the many pedestrian and bike trails Knox Mountain has to offer. Swimming at Sutherland Park is not recommended due to poor water quality.

Tugboat Bay - Waterfront Park
1200 Water Street

Located at the heart of the city, Waterfront Park has unbeatable views of Lake Okanagan, sandy beaches, beautifully landscaped gardens, washroom facilities, paddle boat rentals and boat launches. Observe Kelowna's diverse wildlife that inhabit the Rotary Marshes located at the north end of the beach. Take a stroll, or enjoy the delicious restaurants, located along the boardwalk which follows the waters edge all the way to City Park. If you're lucky, you may even catch some local talent on the Island performance stage.

Waterfront Walkways

Take a stroll on these waterfront walkways:  

  • City Park to Rotary Marshes
  • El Dorado Hotel/Manteo Resort - 510 Cook Road
  • Mission Shores - 3882 Truswell Road

Beach Access

The City provides a number of public access points to the waterfront. Some locations include picnic tables and beautiful swimming beaches.

North End

  • Manhattan Drive

Abbott Street Corridor (travelling south from downtown)

  • 128 McTavish Ave
  • 122 McTavish Ave
  • Vimy Avenue
  • Beach Ave
  • Burne Ave
  • Cadder Avenue
  • Royal Avenue

South Pandosy

  • Francis Avenue
  • West Avenue
  • Cedar Avenue
  • Meikle Avenue
  • Watt Road
  • 3930 Bluebird Road
  • 4006 Bluebird Road S.

North Mission

  • 4100 Lakeshore Road
  • 4222 Hobson Road
  • Eldorado Road
  • Cascia Linear Park
  • Collett Road
  • Farris Road
  • 388 Braeloch Rd

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