PHOTOS: Beach weather strikes in Oak Bay

Jackson Peters picks, plays and sings on Willows Beach. Peters likes to tour parks in Greater Victoria to practice his music and enjoy the outdoors. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)Jackson Peters picks, plays and sings on Willows Beach. Peters likes to tour parks in Greater Victoria to practice his music and enjoy the outdoors. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Willows Beach in Oak Bay bustles with activity on a warm spring afternoon April 29, 2021. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)Willows Beach in Oak Bay bustles with activity on a warm spring afternoon April 29, 2021. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Willows Beach in Oak Bay bustles with activity on a warm spring afternoon April 29, 2021. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)Willows Beach in Oak Bay bustles with activity on a warm spring afternoon April 29, 2021. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Willows Beach in Oak Bay bustles with activity on a warm spring afternoon April 29, 2021. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)Willows Beach in Oak Bay bustles with activity on a warm spring afternoon April 29, 2021. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Willows Beach in Oak Bay bustles with activity on a warm spring afternoon April 29, 2021. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)Willows Beach in Oak Bay bustles with activity on a warm spring afternoon April 29, 2021. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Willows Beach in Oak Bay bustles with activity on a warm spring afternoon April 29, 2021. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)Willows Beach in Oak Bay bustles with activity on a warm spring afternoon April 29, 2021. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Willows Beach in Oak Bay bustles with activity both on and off the water on April 29, 2021. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)Willows Beach in Oak Bay bustles with activity both on and off the water on April 29, 2021. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Kayakers gather in the waters off Willows Beach in Oak Bay on a warm spring afternoon April 29, 2021. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)Kayakers gather in the waters off Willows Beach in Oak Bay on a warm spring afternoon April 29, 2021. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Residents took full advantage of a sunny Thursday afternoon before the rains came.

Willows Beach was host to those building sandcastles, taking the dog for a final walk on the sandy beach and even the occasional swimmer April 29.

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