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Cabana Beach Campground Amenities

 

 

Private Beach on Osoyoos Lake

Cabana Beach is one of few lakeshore properties that has title to private land right on the lakeshore.  The 500-foot, warm sandy beach is available exclusively for the use of Cabana Beach patrons.  A roped-off swim area designates a suggested safe swim area, and a limited number of boat moorings may be used  by customers to moor small boats on a first come first served basis. (Customers moor and swim at own risk). A concrete boat ramp for launching motorized watercraft is located down the street (about 1/2 south on Lakeshore Drive).  

 

Office, Store and Internet Area

The registration office/campstore is in the middle of the campground, and is open 9am – 9 pm. The adjacent covered area contains a sitting area and open-air wifi area where there is various tables and chairs and multiple power outlets available. You may also find here some “retro” coin-op arcade games, that work with quarters, for anyone wanting a nostalgic experiece. The free wifi internet signal is usually on 24/7 in this area.

 

Although small, the campstore has more selection than meets the eye! Open 9am – 9 pm, 7 days per week. Water, milk, chocolate bars, pop, ice-cream novelties, and bagged candy are just part of our stock. We also usually carry eggs, cheese, bread, canned goods, hardware, personal needs items, plus a variety of inflatable beach toys.  Some other very essential items include:

*  Propane canisters.

*  Ice

*  Bottled water

 

Washrooms, Showers, Laundry

During peak weeks of summer, the main washrooms are fully cleaned twice daily.   They are located at the rear of the campground, and contains regular flush toilets, regular basins with hot and cold running water, and there is a baby sink (in the ladies side).  The coin–op showers are all tiled, and they take quarters or loonies. We regret we can not provide free showers at this time due to the fact that all our campground tap water comes from a deep, (but not bottomless) well on the property. The campground has a private well-water supply that is tested monthly, but is not chlorinated, therefore before drinking raw, health regulations recommend users should boil it for 1 minute/cool. Water is fine to use for showering, making tea/coffee, washing dishes (air dry) and boiling pasta, etc.

 

A partially enclosed laundromat is located beside the ladies washroom, and it operates dawn till dusk.  There are 3 washers and 3 dryers.  Cold water wash. You can buy coins for the machines as well as laundry detergentl.

 

 

Outdoor Play

 

The 500 foot warm sandy beach is the main “playground” for families at Cabana Beach.  Bring a bucket and shovel, and don’t forget your air mattress and floaty- toys!  While kids build sandcastles or splash at water’s edge, parents can relax and suntan or enjoy reading a book from our office lending library. There is no formal playground, but kids can try a game of tetherball, or teeter-totter, tots can try the tot slide. A beach volleyball and badminton racquets are at the office. 

 

                                                                     

Internet

There is a wireless internet signal in the central area of our campground broadcast within about a 100 foot radius of the office. Customers are welcome to bring their wireless device and grab a seat in the covered seating area or bring a lawn chair to sit nearby and connect for free. (Signal may or may not be on at all times, and it is not guaranteed to be perfect for all uses).  Alternately, there is free wifi and a few free public internet computers at the town library in Osoyoos, as well as several private internet cafes downtown.

 

Area Amenities and Attractions

 

From Cabana Beach Campground you can traverse the East side of Osoyoos Lake along Lakeshore Drive’s paved walk/bike path – a 2.5 km walk/cycle will get you to Main Street, while enjoying a panorama of lake and orchard views.  Also you can walk south along Lakeshore Drive about 1 km to Osoyoos Lake Regional Park which is facing south and has a generous length of sandy swim beach which faces towards the USA and south portion of Osoyoos Lake.

 

 Amusements, Fruit, and Wineries

A 5 min drive from here you can find local fruit stands, as well as the Rattlesnake Canyon Amusement Park (18 hole mini golf, Go Carts and bumper boats). Lakeshore Store at Island View RV resort offers kayak and paddleboard rentals just 1 km from our campground.  Around Osoyoos are local walking trails, and there is also a horseback riding stable in East Osoyoos. The Starlite marina at the bridge in town offers boat and seedoo rentals. The bike shop on main street has rentals and bike replairs, and other "pop up" vendors offer d 4- person "surreys" as well. Or if you want an easy ride, try Osoyoos Taxi!

 

 

Within 10 minutes drive of our campground you can explore the Osoyoos Desert Center, visit wineries, or play a round at the golf course, then go up hwy 3 east to the Anarchist Viewpoint to see the lake and catch the sunset.

 

 

The highlight of local events in the south Okanagan each summer is Osoyoos’ annual Cherry Fiesta Carnival which coincides with July 1st Canada Day. Festivities include a community pancake breakfast, a midday Parade and a day full activities at the Gyro beach park.  Finally the day ends with a bang (often described as “best in BC”) a huge Canada Day fireworks display over Lake Osoyoos that can be seen from our campground and all around the lakeshore.

 

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