One of the hotter days this summer and we decided to head towards the beach, but not the heavily populated beaches in Vancouver like English Bay and Kitsilano but the one all the way out in Surrey – Crescent Beach!
Transit: We took the simplest way – take the Canada Line to Bridgeport and wait at Bay 2 for bus 351 straight to the terminus – Crescent Beach Park! The whole journey was about 1.5 hours from Waterfront Station.
The waiting time was about 30 minutes but the bus was great! There were compartments for backpacks and bags as well as AIR CONDITIONING! It is a rarity in Vancouver, 100% sure of it. The seat was a bit cramped but the air conditioning just makes such as huge difference, especially on such as hot day.
Along the way, we passed by a lot of farm lands …
Final stop, Crescent Beach Park! It is a bit misleading because the beach itself is on the right hand side, probably another 15 minutes walk before getting there but the seaside here is even better! There were fewer people and the view was great!
However, after almost 2 hours of transit (starting from my house), it was 2 PM and we need food!
Since we were by the seaside, we wanted to find some sashimi but around where the bus dropped us off, there weren’t any. There were a lot of fish and chip places though and we ended up going to one of them called Harbour House Restaurant. Addy: 12233 Beecher St #101,
We ordered a piece of cod and french fries (which was my second one in four days) as well as a California Burger, which had my favorite – avocado!
After lunch, we got back into the sun.
Despite being a sunny Sunday, the beach was quaint and didn’t have as many beach-goers as I expected .. perhaps it was a bit early.
I can’t remember the last time it rained, so the water has retracted quite a bit. However, we got to see some sea life up-close!
We wanted to go to the seaside but I felt like we went into a mudflat instead.
…. then came the swampy waters
… found some snails.
There were also some sacks eggs in the water, we think they are frog eggs. There were a lot of them attached to the algae. It was unfortunate that some of them had dried up because of the recession of water but it reminded me of luck and the nature of things.
We came on this way to play in the waters so we had to get there, even if it means walking through these waters …
There were also these jelly like substances in the water, it could be sacks of eggs too because there was something inside.
After much walking, we made it to the end!
There was actually a lot of broken shells along the waters so we had to put our shoes back on to prevent any cuts.
We were on the lake bed, therefore the sand was much softer than any of the ones I know around Vancouver.
We stake our claim on a small piece of dried land!
It was well worth the walk across all the mud 🙂
The tide came in later in the day and before our land was reclaimed by the waters, we packed our things and left …but it wasn’t that late so we decided to take a walk.
From afar, we can see a lot of people ….
A quick check on google map shows that we are actually at THE Crescent Beach (not exactly the one we were at). Oops.
This side was actually quite crowded as there was parking, a flat grassy park, and lots of room for BBQ!
A little further is Blackie Spit, I didn’t make it that far but it is a nice place for bird watching, with over 200 bird species in the area!
Next to the beach are also some patchy grass fields and that was where all the weekend-ers went! Some had a large family BBQ outings right there .. it was quite a scene … The grass area was also more shadier too.
I forgot to take pictures though…
We took the bus back to Bridgeport shortly after … it was one of the hottest day and we had our share of sunshine for the day 🙂
A Sunday in July.