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Best beach in Vernon, BC?

Postby mijustin » Jun 10th, 2012, 12:49 pm

We're coming back to Vernon this summer. The last time through, we only had a few days and didn't have time to check out the lake.

What's the best beach in Vernon for a family to enjoy?
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Re: Best beach in Vernon, BC?

Postby crysmom » Jun 11th, 2012, 5:20 am

Paddle wheel park or Kal beach
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Re: Best beach in Vernon, BC?

Postby coffeeFreak » Jun 11th, 2012, 9:26 am

Paddle wheel (OK lake) is great for families as there is shade and grass, as well as a playground. Kal(amalka) beach is nice too, but it is all sand, and shade is limited. It can be very crowded on hot days.

Juniper Bay in Kalamalka Provincial park is nice but it is a bit of walk and there are a lot of marmots.

Keloya Beach, on Kalamalka Lake is near Oyama and is well worth the short drive (about 20km) especially if you want to spend the day.
http://www.vernonbeaches.com/vernon_bc_kaloya.htm

Have fun where ever you go and remember to always towel off right after swimming to ensure you don't get swimmers itch.
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Re: Best beach in Vernon, BC?

Postby ole smelly » Jun 13th, 2012, 8:50 am

If you are looking for a nude one head south along the railroad tracks and you should find one for your liking. Private and public sites. :sunshine:
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Re: Best beach in Vernon, BC?

Postby bob vernon » Jun 14th, 2012, 11:54 am

A nice day at any Vernon beach has to include watching a dog do it's business in the water, or burying it in the sand. And having the RCMP beach patrol cruise through on their bikes, receive a complaint about dogs on the beach, and have the police do nothing because "its a bylaw and you'll have to contact City Hall about the dog on the beach and they'll have to send out the By-Law Officer." But it's Sunday!!
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Re: Best beach in Vernon, BC?

Postby Fritzthecat » Jun 14th, 2012, 2:03 pm

Why aen'tthere any BBQ pits on Vernon beaches anymore?
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Re: Best beach in Vernon, BC?

Postby coffeeFreak » Jun 14th, 2012, 3:32 pm

Fritzthecat wrote:Why aen'tthere any BBQ pits on Vernon beaches anymore?


Because of the idjits who don't ensure the coals are dead before leaving.
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Re: Best beach in Vernon, BC?

Postby Fritzthecat » Jun 14th, 2012, 4:34 pm

coffeeFreak wrote:
Because of the idjits who don't ensure the coals are dead before leaving.

That's odd because it is only the Okanagan where I can't find BBQ pits. Must be all the idiots in the Okanagan then as you have alluded to.
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Re: Best beach in Vernon, BC?

Postby ticat900 » Jun 20th, 2012, 6:25 am

Have never seen nor ever heard of a BBQ pit on a public beach? where did someone dream that up from
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Re: Best beach in Vernon, BC?

Postby gotaway » Jun 20th, 2012, 8:34 am

They had them at Ellison Park years ago , they even supplied the wood.
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Re: Best beach in Vernon, BC?

Postby Fritzthecat » Jun 20th, 2012, 10:21 am

ticat900 wrote:Have never seen nor ever heard of a BBQ pit on a public beach? where did someone dream that up from

Leave the Okanagan and they are all over the place :127:
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Re: Best beach in Vernon, BC?

Postby Graphite » Jun 24th, 2012, 5:45 pm

I'd bet its forrest fire related. Oh well feels like a non issue.
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Re: Best beach in Vernon, BC?

Postby superbee » Jun 24th, 2012, 5:51 pm

Back in the 50's and 60's there were bbq pits along the creek in Polson Park. What a joy to go there and get out of our hot homes. I guess those are long-gone now too?
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Re: Best beach in Vernon, BC?

Postby Fritzthecat » Jun 24th, 2012, 7:13 pm

Graphite wrote:I'd bet its forrest fire related. Oh well feels like a non issue.

I don't think so. I have seen BBQ pits up through the Fraser Canyon, the Kamloops area, Keremeous area (Can't spell Similkameen) as well the Boundary Country which are all dry areas. I think it is more to do with the intolerance people in Vernon and the Okanagan have for one another. 35 years in Vernon and people are always complaining about what their neighbour is doing regardless if it affects them or not.
When I was in Hawaii a few years ago, every day at around 5:00pm the parks would fill up, the air would be heavy with charcoal BBQ and people would have music going, beer flowing etc. It was an every day after work activity. Of course us poor Okanagan people stood with our jaws open as this would seen as an act of treason in Vernon.
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Re: Best beach in Vernon, BC?

Postby dirtybiker » Jun 24th, 2012, 7:41 pm

That explains alot.

The negativity is ingrained in Vernonistas from birth!

The best beach I've been to in Vernon is.......@15k South!

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