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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 have been placed for customers to moor small boats (moor and swim at own risk). A concrete ramp for launching small watercraft is also available at the beach   

 

Office, Store and Arcade

The registration office/campstore is in the middle of the campground, and is open 9am – 10 pm. The covered, open-air arcade is just beside the office, and operates 10 am – 10 pm daily. There are some “retro” coin-op arcade games, and the ever-popular hockey table is always in demand.  Everything works with quarters. The free wifi internet signal can usually be picked up here also.

 

Although small, the campstore has more selection than meets the eye! Open 9am – 10 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

*  Sunscreen

 

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 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.

 

 

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). Near town are local walking trails, and there is horseback riding. A marina in town offers boat and seedoo rentals, and it is possible to rent bicycles and 4- person "surreys" as well. Or if you want an easy ride, try Osoyoos Taxi!

 

 

Within 10 minutes drive 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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