Summer on Salt Spring...and the living is outdoors!

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Real Estate Broker Owner with Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)

It's "really" summer, at last! Hot, hot, hot...perfect time to swim in the ocean. Don't forget that Salt Spring's "west side" is the home of the warm swimming waters. The beach at Vesuvius beckons, as does the beach access road at end of Arbutus Road, at Southey Point, as does the Cranberry Creek outlet/Bader's Beach, at end of Collins Road. Tide goes out, great beachcombing, and warm water when it rolls in. Look for the trail marker, too, just before West Eagle Road, when heading up Sunset Drive from Vesuvius Bay Road -- another great beach there! The Fernwood Dock area, off North Beach Road, is another great place to check out for ocean swimming/beachcombing pleasures. At the bottom of Grantville Road, off Walker's Hook Road, in the bay created by "the Hook", it's also warm and enjoyable swimming.

Lake swimming is your choice? Cusheon Lake's beach access, off Cusheon Lake Road, the "unofficial" access, onto St. Mary Lake, just before Lakeside Gardens resort, the same "unofficial" road access of Beaver Point Road, onto Weston Lake, and Stowell Lake's designated access, with swimming dock.

The indoor pool, on Rainbow Road, opens up those doors, and lets the sunshine in...also very enjoyable!

Lots of alfresco dining choices, too -- early morning breakfast at the Harbour House Hotel patio, lunch or dinner at Calvin's Bistro's patio -- both these offer great Harbour views. Continue round to Bocados Bistro, and to Auntie Pesto's, in Grace Point Square (lunch and dinner options), plus Seaside Kitchen at Vesuvius and Rock Salt Cafe at Fulford. Mexican at the Boardwalk, and Oystercatcher's deck or their Shipstones patio. Treehouse cafe (live music, at dinner). Moby's at Salt Spring Marina is another al fresco option.

Cafe Talia on Hereford, TJ Beans at corner of McPhillips and Lower Ganges (main road), Rendezvous Cafe at Salt Spring Marina, and Barb's Buns in Creekside, off McPhillips Ave., all enjoy alfresco coffees/teas/light meals/desserts.

Sunny, (remember your hat!), and perfect picnic weather (Ruckle Park, Drummond Park are suggestions) -- check out the deli counter at Bruce's Kitchen in Harbour Centre, and also the Thrifty's Deli or the Country Grocer Deli, and wander off on your own. There's even the thought of kayaking out to Chocolate Beach, for that picnic, and a swim.

Enjoy! It's summer on Salt Spring!

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