By Kristi Alexandra
It’s no secret that this little coastal city by the sea sees several more visitors during the summer. Chalk it up to a vibrant dining scene set among breathtaking views of the ocean. Here are just a few summer diet staples and the landmarks to enjoy them at.
Is there anything more iconic than fish and chips by the sea? Marine Drive’s Moby Dick has been a kitschy beachfront family eatery serving up burgers, fried seafood and more since 1975, so you won’t want to miss out on this legendary spot. Their staple fish and chips boasts fresh Alaskan cod and Yukon Gold fries. Grab a takeout order, and then pop across the street toward the equally iconic White Rock Pier.
Get here: Ride the Millennium Line to its end in Surrey: King George Station, and take the White Rock Centre Bus at Bay 9. Once at White Rock Centre, grab the 362 Seaside bus at Bay 10, and ride it 13 stops to eastbound Marine Dr at Balsam St. Walk 1 minute to 15479 Marine Drive, White Rock.
Grab a scoop at the Red Baron Restaurant, an unpretentious takeout diner that’s been standing for 20+ years strong. Just a few steps from the oceanfront boulevard, you’ll find plenty of benches or logs to sit upon and watch the waves come in, or the tide go out. Don’t expect the experimental flavours of nouveau ice cream parlours elsewhere; you’ll find classic flavours here, such as bubblegum, strawberry and mint chocolate chip. Life’s about simple pleasures.
Get here: Ride the Millennium Line to its end in Surrey: King George Station, and take the White Rock Centre Bus at Bay 9. Once at White Rock Centre, grab the 350 Crescent Beach bus at Bay 1, and ride it 27 stops to westbound Sullivan St at Beecher St. Walk about 5 minutes toward the cul-de-sac and arrive at 12180 Beecher St, Surrey.
One coastal culture meets another at PGs Jamaican Restaurant in White Rock. Once well-known in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, PGs has moved to White Rock, hawking its delicious jerk curries and easy take-out treats such as Beef Patties and Johnny Cakes. To snag a couple patties (vegetarian option available), pre-order online or call in for your takeout order. Then, take your goods to Bryant Park to catch a glimpse of the sea from the hill.
Get here: Ride the Millennium Line to Surrey Central Station and catch the 321 White Rock Centre bus at bay 9. Ride 51 stops to WB Thrift Ave @ Johnston Rd and walk towards the water about 1 minute to 1387 Johnston Road, White Rock. Bryant Park is located at 15150 Russell Ave, White Rock.