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Spanish Banks, Vancouver

4.7
#2 of 9 in Beaches in Vancouver
Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Take a trip to Spanish Banks, a series of beaches on the shores of English Bay. Technically only one bank, the beaches split into three main areas: east, west, and extension. The west beach offers the best conditions for skimboarding and kitesurfing, and has particularly extensive low tide flats. All three offer ample room for relaxation and recreational activities, including picnics, barbecues, and beach sports, while the east and west parts also benefit from concession stands and other amenities. For Spanish Banks and beyond, use our Vancouver driving holiday planning website to get the most from your Vancouver vacation.
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  • Love walking along this area. So beautiful every direction one looks. So much to see in this lovely part of the city. The steps are a great place to do a cardio workout while looking out to the... 
    Love walking along this area. So beautiful every direction one looks. So much to see in this lovely part of the city. The steps are a great place to do a cardio workout while looking out to the...  more »
  • A beautiful place from where you can witness incredible sunsets and at the same time watch the city skyline in the distance. But the slow waves have allowed algal blooms which dont look good for a... 
    A beautiful place from where you can witness incredible sunsets and at the same time watch the city skyline in the distance. But the slow waves have allowed algal blooms which dont look good for a...  more »
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  • Great place for relaxing and entertaining. You can find a lot of grass fields to set up your picnic and walk to the beach. Best place to see tides in the afternoon! A lot of walking and running space. Dogs can be off-leashed. Finding parking space could be an issue on the weekends. Different vibe compared to other beaches like English Bay.
  • My favourite beach. It is beautiful all year round. Great for beach volleyball, BBQ, pinics, watch fireworks, kayaking, swimming. Also, perfect for families to spend the day.

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