English Bay Beach, Vancouver

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Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • Established in 1893, English Bay Beach has been described as “one of Canada’s best urban beaches” by Lonely Planet and as the city’s “most central, urban and arguably most exotic beach” by...  more »
  • We like going to English Bay, it has a great vibe. Cool hangout to see sunset by the water. We could spend more time there but it is too crowded for comfort  more »
  • Love this area of Vancouver. There is a reason there are songs written about English Bay. Beautiful view of ocean and mountains.  more »
  • The mervelous sun set never expected.
  • Beautiful sunset, but the place is a little bit dirty and crowdy
  • The dirty sea but the place is nice
  • The burger was sloppy, but tasty. The fries were great and plentiful.
  • Can be a bit crowned and noisy if you are looking for calm but nice place and a must stop for any visitor

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