White Pine Beach

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Kristina S
3 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Family
I went for a couple hours with my son and his friends and I left. When I came back the ranger would not let me in the gate to pick up the kids. She told me they have to walk up the hill work ALL their stuff and load it on the Hwy. She argued with me for about a minute and if you have been to this place there is not much space to stop and load your vehicle on the side of the Hwy. The beach itself is nice but the behaviour of the ranger was despicable.
Written August 11, 2022
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Rachel
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
Jun. 2021
White Pines is a beautiful little spot, but as a Port Moody residents with a dog, we can't go. The no dogs rule bites (pun intended). My mother, young children and I arrived with our two well-behaved dogs ready for a wonderful day, only to have to turn around and go home because the dogs were not allowed at the beach. But before we did, my mom took my oldest (then 2) to the beach for 40ish minutes while I walked my infant and the two dogs around the parking lot and along the path which was far too close to the road for my comfort. Frankly, it was an awful experience for me. I agree with another reviewer, it is sad that responsible dog owners are penalized.
I get it, dog turds on the beach are unpleasant, dogs running in and out of the water as little kids play along the shore is somewhat scary. I have small children, these things really bug me too! So much so we avoid dog parks and dog beaches like the plague. BUT not all dog owners are the same, and a blanket no dogs rule just plain sucks, especially when there are less discriminating solutions.
Written May 30, 2022
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Les P
Richmond, Canada12 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Friends
Sasamat provides a lovely white sand beach on a lake that can be quite clean. The cleanliness depends on the number of people in the water - crowds equal murk and kids doing what kids do. Likewise, for part of the Spring, there can be too many geese with poop everywhere including the water.
It’s very popular with open water swimming, having little or no current and being in a largely protected valley the water is rarely more than rippled.
Power boats are not allowed, but it is popular with kayakers, stand up paddle boarders and floated of all kinds.
One recent development is pay parking. However if you get there early and go in for a swim around the lake you can easily get out before 10:00 and not have to pay.

Hope this helps?
Written July 1, 2021
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JasG
1 contribution
Jun. 2021 • Couples
They made everyone walk all the way up in the boiling heat to the beach for an hour telling everyone that parking was full but the whole lot was empty….terrible experience to get up there and for no reason
Written June 28, 2021
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Tourist578469
1 contribution
Aug. 2020 • Couples
Concession is great...hate that people are taking up all the beach space by erecting tents..you are not camping. Do motorcycles have to pay for parking now?
Written April 11, 2021
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Morag V
Ladner, Canada136 contributions
Jan. 2021
This was our first time exploring this area. We enjoyed the 3 km walk around the lake.The trail is very well maintained with lots of board walk and gravel path. The washroom was closed at the White Pine beach area due to being the winter season. Bathrooms were available at the main parking lot. Being January, there was lots of parking and only a few others were walking the trails.
Sasamat Lake is a beautiful spot to check out!
Written January 16, 2021
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mezaco
Canada392 contributions
Aug. 2020
Extremely popular and busy beach in the summertime. I even went on a Monday and the parking lot was full. You can park along the roadside and walk in.The main draw is that the water is very warm and it's got a nice white beach. So, good for small kids.

Tip: If you aren't with children and want a hike, you can park elsewhere and hike in. I parked at Woodhaven Swamp and hiked in through the forest. There's no other beaches but you can walk around the lake and find a quieter spot to swim from.

The lake is 5/5 but as an experience it loses points for being just too darn busy
Written August 24, 2020
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Scott80ca
Vancouver, Canada3 contributions
Aug. 2020 • Family
Beautiful spot and the lake can really warm up by about mid -July most years but it is also overrated. On summer weekends its the most cramped beach ive ever seen. Its too crowded. Impossible to find parking after about 10am. Theyre trying to limit crowds by closing the lots early and they're ticketing and towing cars left on Bedwell Bay road so if the lots are full your only option is to take transit or cycle in. But it isn't doing much to ease the crowds. White pine beach is really just 2 small beaches and on busy days don't expect alot of space. The water also has had e-coli issues probably from a large flock of Canada geese and their droppings. It is much nicer if you go on a less busy day.
Written August 6, 2020
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Travel4sam
Delta115 contributions
Nov. 2019
A beautiful morning - see pictures - we walked along the beach and over the bridge then up through forests to the "Upper Look Out Trail". Stopped for lunch on the rocky look out. Took a longer route back to White Pine Beach. The pristine former "Memorial Trail" up to the look-out is now being used by motorcyclists so it's beginning to show wear.
Written January 19, 2020
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Peter R
Coquitlam, Canada15 contributions
Aug. 2019
Warmest Lake in BC. Nice Sandy Beach. Safe for Kids. Best Lake for a Fun Relaxing Day. Shallow Water for the Kids to Play in and also a Good Concession Stand.
Written September 27, 2019
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