English Bay Beach, Vancouver

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#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. Plan your English Bay Beach visit and explore what else you can see and do in Vancouver using our Vancouver tourist route planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Very relaxed atmosphere - with weed smoking ppl everywhere maybe a bit too relaxed ;) Sunset is great and if you get hungry, go to the Boathouse in the 2nd row, not Cactus Club right by the beach. Boa...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Spent last part of a Sunday afternoon relaxing on the beach people watching and enjoying the entertainment from numerous individuals and groups musicians and performers gathered on the grassy banks le...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    ideal place to relax, be snetados in trunks and think about life. the sea water is ice-cold and the dark sand, but worth checking out!
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