Ocean Park & Cresent Beach - Your Family Neighourhood
Ocean Park is a neighbourhood of South Surrey, a region of Surrey BC.
In 1886, early pioneer Ben Stevenson acquired 350 acres and built a large home overlooking Semiahmoo Bay. In the early 1900s, 136 acres were acquired in order to provide the members of the Methodist church a place where they could vacation. Promotional materials named the area " Ocean Park '' , and in 1910 the church offered its first summer camp. In 1925 the Methodist Church joined with The United Church of Canada, and the camp was administered by BC Conference of the church. Over the years bits of the property were sold for housing. In 2007 the last remaining 13 acres of the site were sold to the City of Surrey as parkland. Camp Kwomais was the second oldest camp accredited with BC Camping and the oldest camp using its original campsite.
This family neighbourhood is popular with young families and retirees alike. The homes in this area range from multimillion dollar estates on the bluff to established family developments.
There are two waterfront walks in Ocean Park. 1001 Steps Park, at the foot of 128th Street near Camp Kwomais, has stairs down to waterfront access and nature trails. Ocean Park Shoreline Walk is a tidal - beach walk.
Ocean Park is the most western part of the Semiahmoo Peninsula, bounded by the waters of Semiahmoo Bay and Boundary Bay. On land, Ocean Park borders the neighbourhood of Cresent Beach to the north and the City of White Rock to the east.
Crescent Beach is a community within South Surrey, BC. Crescent Beach is home to Camp Alexandra, the Crescent Beach Pier and Blackie Spit Regional Park. As well Crescent Beach is the home of the ''Crescent Beach Swim Club'' , a local club that offers swimming, sailing, tennis, water polo, and triathlon lessons to kids. In addition, Crescent Beach Marina is located on the tip of the Nicomeki River that provides shelter for hundreds of boats.
Amongst all the communities in the lower mainland, Crescent Beach has yeilded the least of its classic charm to the pressures of time. Crescent Beach has maintained it's identity through a persistent rejection of rezoning and modern development. A sense of peace permeates the shaddy back lanes, and a walk along the ocean front path passes history in the form of rustic houses, beach front cottages and heritages homes nested in mature trees.
Parks: ( City of Surrey )
Crescent Park - 128th and Crescent Road, Surrey, BC
Camp Alexandra - 2916 McBride Avenue, Surrey, BC
Crescent Park Elementary - 2440 - 128th Street, Surrey, BC, V4A 3W3, Tel: 604.535.9101
If French Immersion is a preferred choice, Laronde Elementary - 1880 Laronde Drive, Surrey, BC, V4A 9S4, Tel: 604.536.1626
offers such school and is central in this neighbourhood.
Ocean Cliff Elementary - 12550 - 20th Avenue, Surrey, BC, V4B 1Y6, Tel: 604.538.1770
Elgin Park Secondary - 13484 - 24th Avenue, Surrey, BC, V4A 2G5, Tel 604.538.6678
Semiahmoo Secondary - 1785 - 148th Street, Surrey, BC, V4A 4M6 Tel: 604.536.4970
If private schools is more of a preference, they are within a short drive. Star of the Sea School offers education from Kindergarten to Grade 7. Southridge and White Rock Christian Academy offers education for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12.
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