English Bay Beach, Vancouver

4.5
#3 of 8 in Beaches in Vancouver
Soak in the sun’s rays or go for a refreshing dip in the sea at English Bay Beach. Located on the city’s west end, the popular Vancouver beach invites visitors to soft golden sands, which meet calm waters lined with boats parked offshore. The bustling beach was home to the city’s first official lifeguard, and remains patrolled today. Facilities at the beach include kayak rental shops, two volleyball courts, swimming rafts with large slides, a beachfront cafe, and beach wheelchairs for handicapped visitors. Using our world travel planner, Vancouver attractions like English Bay Beach can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Staying at a nearby hotel so had several good chances to visit this beach. We hit it at an unseasonably warm March period and post-winter Canadians came out in droves! They knew where the good places ...  more »
  • What a great historic beach in the downtown core. The views are spectacular. A must when in Vancouver. All seasons apply. Worth the visit.  more »
  • What a spectacular place to have in downtown Vancouver. No matter what the month it is well worth the visit.  more »
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  • Really fun to visit but only when it's nice out! Definitely worth visiting if you're in town during the spring/summer.
  • It has to be the best place here in Vancouver and i love it . I grew up there .
  • For a hotel-in-the-middle of the city, this is it. 50 feet from the bay front, with decent, bug-free rooms and (you pay) parking (recommended) which can be tricky but if I can park a 2018 Surburban there anyone can. Friendly staff. For a (relatively safe) city experience, club-hopping or otherwise, this is it.
  • Beautiful place to surrender yourself to sea, sunset and local food shops!
  • I love going to English Bay for the views and tranquility and I also look for Sea Glass there.
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