White Rock Pier, White Rock

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Stroll along White Rock Pier and admire the panoramic views of Semiahmoo Bay and the town of White Rock. The pier, which stretches for 457 m (1,500 ft) into the bay, offers picturesque views all year round, regardless of the weather. The now famous pier was first opened in 1914 to allow deep-water mooring in the town. Today, the pier buzzes activity and attracts both locals and tourists, who come to gaze at the sunsets and enjoy the fresh air. Keep your eyes peeled for seals basking in the warm, shallow waters below. Make White Rock Pier a centerpiece of your White Rock vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our White Rock route planning website .
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  • This was a nice place to walk. Unfortunately, it was busy since high schoolers were crowding the boardwalk taking pictures but I suspect that wasn't a normal occurrence. The shops around the area are ...  more »
  • The White Rock Pier is an iconic landmark of the City of White Rock. It is not only a regular part of the community walking scene; but, it also affords those who stroll to the end a great view of not ...  more »
  • It was a long wooden bridge extending far out to the Pier, good for a leisure stroll and viewing beaches on both sides.  more »
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  • The White Rock Pier (and associated waterfront area) is a bustling place in the summer, especially leading up to, and after sunset. Hip and vibrant, you ~will~ see kids and octogenarians, but the vast majority are younger people and groups. Along the Pier itself (the subject of this review), you'll find a lot of people strolling, a few swimming near the far end, the occasional crab-fisher, and sometimes even fishermen. The wooden Pier is kept in good repair, and features bench seats along it's length. Nighttime illumination adds to the ambience. The downside to all this goodness: parking. Maybe I feel it more (having lived in the area since 1990's) because parking was once free and easy; but now, it's common to search for 30min or more, and pay $6.50 for 4hrs. All-in-all, the White Rock Pier is an enjoyable destination for a few hours - a sentiment shared by many!
  • White Rock is an awesome, adorable little beach side town. I have been coming here since I was a kid and it’s always very relaxing to walk along the water and take in the smell of salt air. We also love to bring the kids here because when the tide is out, there are tide pools with many treasures in them. Because it’s a bay, the water is usually quite warm and lovely for swimming. There are a lot of places to eat, shop, and get gelato or ice cream (Crazy Cow is awesome). The fish and chips scene is great, too! We also enjoy walking along the pier and looking at the boats. You can also find people jumping off the end of the pier in the summer when it’s hot. Parking is always a bit of a chore, but if you circle around enough you can always find a spot. It just takes a little bit of patience! There are public restrooms located along the beach with foot washing stations. The kids also enjoy it when I train comes through and they can count the train cars. Sometimes you can spot wildlife out in the water. There are events in the summer for all ages. All in all, it’s a great spot for a sunny day with family and a picnic. We take family and friends here when they visit.
  • It's summer and 30+. The walk on the pier was wonderful. Cold drink in hand walking with friends and family. We saw people crabbing on the lower dock. There were three trains. The passenger train to Seattle and two freight trains over 150 cars. Visitors from Japan have never seen such large trains. There is a sandcastle exhibit in front of the train station/museum. If you are ever in the area, this is must see. All year round rain or shine.
  • Honestly there's just not a lot to do here. There are some shops, lots of casual restaurants and some bars but thats it really. Pier jumping can be fun the first couple of times but the water's really cold, even in the summer and there's only one spot deep enough to jump from. There is a pretty nice view from the end of the pier though, especially at sunset or during a storm. Makes a decent spot for a photo shoot of you can manage to keep people out of your backgrounds
  • This is one of my favorite places to visit when I'm in the Vancouver area. A nice walk through all the shops, grab a snack, and walk to the end of the pier. Always able to get a bench to relax and enjoy the views of the ocean, looking across the bay to the US, or looking back at the town and all the houses going up the hill. It's also fun to watch the crab fishermen that are always there as well.
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