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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  • It was a wonderful evening with people singing and dancing. Nice atmosphere. And finally the sunset. Just great.  more »
  • We have visited here a couple of times whilst walking the Sea Wall and love it. I could sit here forever just looking out over the water and its a great place to watch the sunset. Very clean area idea...  more »
  • This area is great to hang out and unwind. You have the great Vancouver scenery right in front of you: the beach, the water and the mountains. Well worth the visit.  more »

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