English Bay, Vancouver

4.6
#3 of 8 in Nature in Vancouver
Stroll along the sea wall, or enjoy the beautiful urban shore at English Bay, the most populated beach area in downtown Vancouver. Amenities at the beach include washrooms, beach wheelchairs, parking facilities, and a beach lifesaving patrol. Hire a kayak and paddle out into the beautiful bay, or enjoy a game of beach volleyball on the courts. If you happen to be here on New Year's Day and are feeling brave, consider the Polar Bear Swim, an annual winter's dip into the frigid ocean. Arrange to visit English Bay and other attractions in Vancouver using our Vancouver holiday maker app .
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  • We were staying on Robson and just a short walk found English Bay. Waterfront area with lovely walks. Great restaurants and cafes. Obviously a populat haunt for locals to relax.  more »
  • We could see this from our hotel, English Bay Hotel. Very restful in the mornings. Quite busy in the evening even up until 10 pm when the sun finally set.  more »
  • Probably the best urban beach in all of Canada. Especailly fantastic during the festival of lights fireworks celebrations in July August.  more »
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  • Connecting from the Stanley park, if you’re on bike or on foot, you’ll get here via the second beach route. It’s a really pretty place and has some really good places to eat around. Has Cactus Club Cafe right by the water. Starbucks and Marble Slab Creamery right across the road. On major days like the Canada Day, they have fireworks here and that invites huge crowds. I’m sure you’ll love it in the summer.
  • A very beautiful beach in downtown vancouver. This area is easily accessible by transit. There are also many Iranian and Lebanese restaurants in that area.
  • Very beautiful but tablet got stolen. So many thieves there lol we saw the seals which were cute.
  • A nice place to relax and have stroll from the Stanley Park! There's a restaurant next to the beach which is perfect if you are hungry. There's also a place where you can rent paddleboard or kayak for the day or hours.
  • Sensational ocean views and a popular place for international students to hangout. Beautiful place for lying on grass to have a sunbath, a walk with loved one and a refreshment from a stressful day.
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