Many visitors to White Rock will spend a majority of their time along Marine Drive, the main road parallel to the beach. Like any true seaside town, it has a mixture of ice cream shops, souvenir stores, restaurant patios and houses sprinkled along one side and the beach, promenade, railroad tracks and pier on the other. There is plenty of pay parking, as well as public bathrooms along the way and a visitor centre with a ton of brochures. A perfect day in White Rock is having fish and chips on a patio and then slowly wandering up and down the beach, taking pictures along the way, resting on a log, strolling to the end of the 1500 ft pier and, of course, visiting the white rock.
With a population of 19,735, White Rock is located in the southwest corner of the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada, forty-five kilometers from Vancouver and is flanked on the south by the Canada/US border and Blaine, Washington. It is a seaside community clustered around an eight kilometer sandy beach and the warm shallow waters of Semiahmoo Bay. It is famous for its 1,500 ft. long pier, its 2.5km long beach promenade, and of course the large white rock.
"Long beach promenade"
You can walk along the beach and stop by at little shops and cafes.
It remined me the Crimea and maybe even California...a lot of tourists as well as local people.
The water in the ocean was clear and warm...I've dipped myself down twice :)
I've always dreamt to go somewhere with my boyfriend where we can walk, talk and enjoy the beach, I think it's a great place to relax and go out to have ice-cream or nice lunch, in the evening one can go out to party or again to tak a walk.
We've been there for a fewhours, Rob's friend Bill gave us a tour but we are certainly coming back to stay there longer.
White Rock: City by the Sea
"The White Rock Pier"
Whenever I go to White Rock, it is usually because I am touring friends around the area or because friends and I need time to "hang out". As a teenager, the water front is a hot spot to be seen as it has a "surf" quality about it.
The Municipality of White Rock is actually part of Surrey, but residents choose to dissociate themselves from the "average" folk of Surrey. Here, there is a posh retiree community.