Summerland’s Must-Visit Beaches

Welcome to the sun-kissed shores of Summerland, where the sandy beaches of Okanagan Lake are met with stunning backdrops of the surrounding valley. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, water sports, or simply a picturesque escape with the family, these go-to beaches offer something for everyone. Let’s dive into the sun-soaked charm of Summerland’s top beaches so you can make the most out of your time here!

Sun-Oka Beach Provincial Park

Sitting just north of Summerland, Sun-Oka Provincial Park boasts an exquisite shoreline that embodies its “Sunny Okanagan” namesake. With an array of activities including swimming, boating, fishing, and hiking, the park’s centerpiece is an expansive sandy beach. Equipped with a range of amenities, from picnic areas and fire pits, accessible washrooms and drinking water taps, to a beachfront playground for the energetic youngsters, Sun-Oka ensures a delightful beach day for all. Cool off in the shallow, glistening waters or explore the tranquil walking trails tracing the picturesque Trout Creek. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash. A haven of natural beauty and recreation, Sun-Oka is the ultimate destination for sun-soaked adventure.

Powell Beach

Often referred to as the quieter version of Sun-Oka Beach is the lovely Powell Beach. Despite its peaceful ambiance, Powell Beach offers an array of amenities, from pristine sandy shores and clear waters to well-maintained picnic areas, swings, a playground, and even a waterslide for children. Tennis courts and a baseball diamond sit near the beach, while the convenience of a newly developed parking lot ensures easy access for a rejuvenating lake day, just a brief drive from downtown Summerland. We highly recommend Powell Beach for those (and their dogs) looking to avoid the crowds, yet still have access to all the amenities needed for a great day at the beach!

Peach Orchard Beach Park

Peach Orchard Beach Park stands as one of Summerland’s most coveted summer escapes. Just moments away from downtown, this picturesque lakefront park boasts crystal-clear waters, sandy shores, and expansive grassy patches that set the stage for a perfect day at the beach. one of Summerland’s top three beaches, Peach Orchard is well-equipped with amenities including washrooms, picnic spots, a shaded Spirit Square with a gazebo, a playground, and a scenic boardwalk along the water’s edge. Enjoy a refreshing swim, relax on the floating dock, play volleyball, or launch a boat – Peach Orchard has it all for a memorable day at the lake. Oh ya, did we mention this beach is dog-friendly? Time to enjoy!