|Third Beach in winter|
There are a few reasons why I love taking the kids to this beach:
- It's good for swimming - A few of my family's other favorite beaches like Tsawwassen's Centennial Beach and Spanish Banks in Vancouver, are awesome but the water is pretty shallow for a loooooong stretch (forever almost). At Third Beach you can really get into the water. This is great for the my now when they are a little older and more ready to get into the water to play than when they were younger.
- There's lots to look at - Ships go in and out of the harbor, seagulls strut and forage, C-planes fly overhead, people walk and bike by on the Seawall, and in the water there's always lots of activity with sailboats, speedboats, kayaks, jet-skis, and more.
- Lots to do - Third Beach is great for beach-combing for shells and rocks. The sand is good for digging in and squashing your feet into, and writing your name 8 feet high in. Depending on the tide, there are critters in the tide pools and on the rocks to look at.
- It's versatile - In the summer it's great for swimming and playing in the sand. In the winter we still come here just for the view and a walk and the scenery.