Wouldn’t it be nice to be on vacation for the whole summer? Just the thought of it makes us smile…but you can go somewhere on a warm July day that will make you feel like you’re farther away than you are.
Pack up the blanket, some beach toys, swimsuits, sunscreen, even a bike or two and head to Willows Beach in Oak Bay.
With public washrooms, a shaded playground and even a small canteen to get some food and drinks, this beach is an easy, breezy day trip. The shallow protected waters on the white sandy beach are a safe and ideal place for kids to burn off energy, build sand castles, skim board and swim while you read a magazine or book against the breathtaking backdrop of Mt. Baker and Discovery Island. Lots of shade-making trees on the grass provide a perfect spot for babies to nap on a blanket, while the older kids play some soccer nearby or ride their bikes.