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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  • Don't miss the sunset there. It's amazing and really hot! Be sure to lie down in the sand and watch the seagulls flying. It's beautiful!
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  • English Bay is a must for a trip to Vancouver - and especially if you're a local. Beautiful views, lots of activity along the seawall, restaurants, and in the summer: sunsets and fireworks and in the ...  more »
  • Some sexy shirtless volleyball players, tree trunks to sit on, lot's of space, funny statues nearby.  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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