This beautiful sandy beach is shaded by stands of tall evergreen trees and within sight of the high-rise architecture of the city. It was named after the Swiss city of Locarno where a peace treaty was signed in 1925.
Swimming is popular on Locarno Beach and there are lifeguards on duty in summer. There is a red and yellow flag system in the supervised swimming zones indicating swimming conditions.
The beach has soft clean sand and logs for sitting on or leaning against. Locarno is a designated quiet beach so no amplified music is permitted. It has free parking, toilets, concessions for refreshments and several volleyball courts. There are picnic tables nearby and a swimming raft for sunbathing and diving, moored just offshore.
Walk along the seawall enjoying the breeze and watch the windsurfers and stand-up paddleboarders. Other popular activities at Locarno Beach include sunbathing, picnicking, whale-watching, birdwatching and fishing.
Submit a correction
More British Columbia beaches in Canada
Current weather (Wed Sep 28th 19:00)
16.1°C / 61°F