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. Using our world travel planner, Vancouver attractions like English Bay Beach can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Went there with family and kids loved it. Good spot to sit and enjoy the sunset. The Cactus Club restaurant has a lovely sitting place on the patio. Walk on the sea wall is also amazing at this point.  more »
  • Great place for a walk after enjoying one of Denman Street's many restaurants. Great people and dog watching, lots of places to sit and enjoy a beautiful Vancouver day (every day in Vancouver). East c...  more »
  • English bar was right behind my hotel while I was in Vancouver. The bay itself is really nice to walk around especially during sunset or on a nice sunny day. Great views of the mountains!  You can wa...  more »
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  • Love it.. especially during summer time and fireworks
  • It's the most beautiful beach you would ever been to
  • Most beautiful place on Earth... well, at least one of the most wonderful places to live. Enjoy the mountain view, the ocean,a relaxed time at the beach, the funky Kitsilano neighbourhood. Just enjoy life.
  • Beautiful area. Nice walking
  • Went there during the polar bear swim on January 1st. Views are amazing. Very clean beach.
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