6 Metro Vancouver Waterfront Neighbourhoods With the Best Boundary Bay Views

Metro Vancouver Neighbourhoods on Boundary Bay

There is no shortage of bay-front views in Metro Vancouver. Boundary Bay connects several cities, including Delta, Surrey, and White Rock. And with such a large bay, there are of course going to be neighbourhoods with amazing waterfront views. Anyone searching for waterfront homes on Boundary Bay has plenty of options to choose from. Keep reading to learn about fantastic Metro Vancouver neighbourhoods with the best Boundary Bay views.

Boundary Beach, Delta

Those looking for a less developed corner of the Boundary Bay area should check out Boundary Beach, squeezed between a sandy stretch of the bay, the U.S. border, and more developed parts of Tsawwassen to the west. The highlight of this green, spacious community is Boundary Bay Regional Park, which covers a large part of the area. This park includes kilometres of waterfront trails for hiking or horseback riding, picnic shelters, an observation tower, and the popular Centennial Beach.

Other than this park space, Boundary Beach is almost entirely residential, other than a small complex where residents can grab a cup of coffee at Prado Cafe or check out the unique Southlands Grange Centre, which hosts a farmer's market, cooking classes, and community events. Meanwhile, shopping and dining options are just minutes away by car, providing residents with the best of both worlds.

Properties in the Boundary Beach area are exclusively single-family detached homes, many of them cottage-style homes built when the area was initially developed in the 1950s and 1960s. However, most have been heavily updated, and the neighbourhood includes many more newly built properties. Ranging from 1,300 to more than 2,000 square feet of living space, homes for sale in Boundary Beach typically list from just under $1.5 million to around $2 million.

Boundary Beach Amenities

  • Boundary Bay Regional Park
  • Centennial Beach
  • Secret Garden
  • Southlands Grange Centre

Beach Grove, Delta

Best Places to Live on Boundary Bay

Beach Grove is another popular, primarily residential waterfront community. It's located northeast of the intersection of 56 Street and 12 Avenue, along the bay's shores. This puts the shopping, dining, and services of the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall just around the corner for extra convenience.

Much of this compact, picturesque community comprises the Beach Grove Golf Club, a nearly century-old course that boasts some of Canada's best year-round golfing. There's also plenty of green space, including Beach Grove Park, where residents can enjoy waterfront views, sports facilities, and access to the gorgeous Boundary Bay Dyke Trail, which runs more than 16 kilometres along the bay. It's also convenient to Highway 17, providing a quick connection to Delta, Richmond, and other parts of the Vancouver area.

Would-be buyers looking in Beach Grove will find various single-family detached homes. Many are spacious, with most properties offering 2,000–3,000 square feet of living space and four to five bedrooms. Homes for sale in Beach Grove start at around $1.5 million but can reach double that price for exceptionally luxurious dwellings or Delta waterfront homes. A more limited number of condos are also available in the area's southwestern corner, typically listing from the $700s.

Beach Grove Amenities

  • Beach Grove Park
  • Beach Grove Beach
  • South Delta Recreation Centre
  • Beach Grove Golf Club
  • Boundary Bay Dyke Trail access
  • Convenient to Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall

Tsawwassen, Delta

Tsawwassen offers the most developed part of the border peninsula separating Boundary Bay and the Strait of Georgia, typically referring to the areas west of 56 Street. It may be best known as the location of the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, operated by BC Ferries, which offers routes to the Victoria and Nanaimo areas, among others.

The community is also a shopper's dream, with the massive 200-store Tsawwassen Mills mall in the area, among several other shopping centres. Tsawwassen residents also have access to numerous parks, ranging from waterfront areas with breathtaking views to convenient neighbourhood green spaces steps from home. It also provides the only road access to Point Roberts, Washington, across the U.S. border to the south.

Homes in Tsawwassen Central comprise single-family detached properties, though buyers looking for condos or townhomes shouldn't have trouble finding options either. The latter two groups provide the community's most affordable options, with condos starting under half a million dollars and townhomes available in the $700,000–$800,000 range and up. Tsawwassen's share of Delta single-family homes for sale are typically found from $1 million to $2.5 million, though luxury homes listing as high as $6 million aren't uncommon.

Tsawwassen Amenities

  • Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal
  • Tsawwassen Mills shopping mall
  • Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall
  • Tsawwassen Beach
  • Fred Gingell Park
  • Diefenbaker Park
  • Winskill Park
  • Tsawwassen Springs golf course
 

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White Rock

The city of White Rock is in the far south of Surrey, just 15 minutes away from the US-Canadian border. It's named for the large, white glacial boulder that sits right on the beach near Marine Drive. The waterfront views from White Rock look out over beautiful Semiahmoo Bay. Semiahmoo and Blaine, WA, are just visible across the water to the southwest, so some residents have a view of two countries out their windows.

Some of the best restaurants in White Rock are located on Marine Drive, serving fresh seafood caught on the same day. The nearby King George Corridor is home to many new developments in recent years, including world-class shopping destinations, restaurants, services, and "big box" stores, which are easily accessible from White Rock. New construction in Uptown White Rock includes several medium-rise condos, with the upper floors featuring waterfront views.

Many residents in White Rock flock to the beach during the first week of August each year. That's when the annual Spirit of the Sea Festival takes place, with a parade, live music, a sandcastle building contest, and a fireworks show at the pier. The Tour de White Rock is a bicycle road race every year that attracts more than 150 cyclists worldwide.

There is no shortage of luxury waterfront homes in White Rock with incredible bay views. Since White Rock is a premier waterfront destination, many homes fall into the multi-million-dollar range. Modern-style oceanfront properties start at $3.5 million and can climb up to $15.9 million for an oceanfront home with acreage.

White Rock Amenities

  • Ruth Johnson Park
  • Bayview Park
  • Centennial Park
  • White Rock Promenade
  • Peace Arch Hospital
  • East Beach

Elgin Chantrell, Surrey

The Nicomekl River Runs Through Elgin Chantrell

The Elgin Chantrell community in South Surrey is just east of Ocean Park and Crescent Beach. The community is bisected by the Nicomekl River, although most residents live on the south side. A lot of the land north of the river is farmland. Most of the homes with river views are on the north side of the community, near Crescent Road.

Elgin Chantrell is a quiet, primarily residential community. Most of the commercial shopping for the community can be found near King George Boulevard to the east. Even though most of the community does not have homes along the waterfront, there are many outdoor activities here.

Elgin Heritage Park is next to the river, where visitors will find the Historic Stewart Farmhouse. The park has hiking trails near the river and is home to many eagles and hawks. The South Surrey Athletic Park on 148 Street is a large complex for residents and kids to participate in many sporting activities. There are fields for soccer, rugby, field hockey, and more. The complex also has a skate park, a bike path, a running track, and a water park. Elgin Chantrell is also home to Crescent Park; at 128 acres, this is one of Surrey's most famous public parks.

The homes along Crescent Road, the closest street to the Nicomekl River, tend to have many trees, some acreage, and seclusion. Homes in this area with views of the water are priced between $2 million and $6 million.

Elgin Chantrell Amenities

  • Historic Stewart Farm
  • Bayview Woods Park
  • Nico-Wynd Golf Course
  • Nicomekl Portage Park
  • Nicomekl River

Crescent Beach, Surrey

Crescent Beach and Ocean Park are two South Surrey communities located just to the west of White Rock. Both communities enjoy Boundary Bay as their western border, and Ocean Park is bordered to the north by the Nicomekl River.

Crescent Beach is a tiny residential community. The Blackie Spit Regional Park takes up nearly half of the spit of land where the community is located and is a notable local landmark. It's one of the only spots in Surrey that has an off-leash swimming area for dogs. The Crescent Beach Pier is another spot where locals enjoy going for walks and enjoying the views and fresh air. The Crescent Beach Swim Club offers children lessons in everything from swimming and water polo to sailing.

Ocean Park is a much larger residential community just south of Crescent Beach. It is bordered on the west and south by Boundary Bay and Semiahmoo Bay. Ocean Park is a quiet community with mostly tree-lined streets. Most of the commercial shopping in the community is centred around 128 Street and 16th Avenue. Many homes are just a short walk from the beach.

Crescent Beach-Ocean Park homes for sale range from $3.5 million on the low end to around $9 million for the most expensive properties.

Crescent Beach Amenities

  • Dunsmuir Community Garden
  • Dunsmuir Farm
  • Savenye Environmentally Sensitive Area
  • Crescent Beach Point

Find Breathtaking Waterfront Views in Metro Vancouver

All of these communities are located near South Surrey and west of the King George Corridor. The waterfront views that can be attained in many homes here are stunning, and modern-style luxury homes with large windows for unrestricted views of the water from inside are prevalent. There are simply no better areas for waterfront living in all of Metro Vancouver.

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