English Bay Beach, Vancouver

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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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  • The people so polite, but so different than the beach of Brsil, people were very it quiets, at Brazil beach so sign of commotion, the Brazilian people, without education, there estavm so quiet, and a very different than where I was born
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  • Urban beach, very nice for the walk, especially since if we go north, we find ourselves in Stanley Park.
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  • At the end of the road is a beautiful ocean- front bay with walking, biking, and running paths and even fishing boating if you desire. Gorgeous sunsets abound. Plenty of shopping and dining right on t...  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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