A Local Favourite
Nothing quite resembles Kelowna’s distinctive beach culture like Gyro Beach. Located in the Lower Mission, Gyro has every amenity you and your family need for a perfect day at the beach. The soft sand combined with clean, clear water make it an inviting spot to swim, paddle, splash, or simply just relax. Whether you’re passing by for a quick dip or setting up for a full day under the sun, Gyro is one of the best places in Kelowna to do so.
Gyro Beach is more than just a place to relax and soak up the sun – it’s a place where people of all ages can come to enjoy a variety of activities, sports, tasty food, and fun. The brand new facilities include washrooms, outdoor showers, and change rooms, and the concession stand features all of your favourite beach snacks. For those with children, the beach playground is the perfect place to let the kids run free – this is the only place in Kelowna with a zipline into the water! Gyro also boasts volleyball courts, ping pong tables, and a large grassy area. Dogs are permitted on the beach, but must be on-leash at all times.
Okanagan Beach Rentals offers paddleboard, kayak, pedal boat, canoe, and water trike rentals, and are located at the south end of the beach. This is a great way for families to experience the beach from a different perspective and try something new! Beach wheelchairs are also available from the kiosk for no charge.
Location & Parking
Gyro is conveniently located 10 minutes south of downtown along Lakeshore drive. There are plenty of restaurants, shops, hotels, and vacation rentals nearby, all of which are within walking distance. You’ll notice walkers and bikers enjoying the pathway that passes by, one that connects many beaches from downtown Kelowna to the Mission.
There is a large pay parking lot here that tends to fill up quite quickly on a nice summer day. The nearby parallel street parking is free, so if you can arrive early enough this is the better option. Additional parking can be found across the street next to The Shore, however be sure to adhere to the parking signage.