Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver

4.4
#1 of 8 in Beaches in Vancouver
Head down to Kitsilano Beach, a beach packed with family-friendly entertainment. One of the most visited in the area, the beach caters to a range of tourist activities, including sports, swimming, and good old-fashioned sunbathing. Take a dip in the calm, inviting water after a game of tennis or basketball. At the northern end of the beach, you'll find a playground with slides, rides, and swings, as well as a set of beach volleyball courts. Public restrooms and concession stands make it particularly convenient. A visit to Kitsilano Beach represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Vancouver trip itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
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  • A bit messy with lots of logs all over the place but a cool beach. Went at a time when it wasn't busy at all but I'm sure a lot of U of Vancouver students come down here during the summer.  more »
  • This beach which is a decent walk from 4th Ave in Vancouver has lots to make it appealing including a good proximity to washrooms, restaurants and a museum. We enjoyed walking and exploring the crab l...  more »
  • On the beach, but South Korea and otherwise enjoy swimming rather than right next to the beach, Sandy sunning Beach Volleyball will throw tennis, throw is devoid of good!
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  • A beautiful beach in Kitsilano Vancouver great view of the ocean. The only problem with the view of the ocean are the freight ships. Beautiful playground for children. Also an awesome walk around the beach with great scenery. The cute thing they have added there are palm trees and yes they're real. If you're planning on visiting Vancouver and wanting to visit the beach check out Kitsilano Beach and you're surely not be disappointed.
  • Avoid this place during hot summer days unless you enjoy swarming hordes of sweaty humans occupying every possible stretch of beach imaginable. That being said, this is one of the best beaches in Vancouver for an evening stroll, providing fantastic views of the city lights and setting sun. Only a quick walk away, the adjacent parks provide a dog beach, museum, space centres and more! The nearby Kitsilano neighbourhood is a must do for some good food and drink.
  • Wow what a beach, the canadians are so lucky. Took the kids to Kitsilano pool for two hrs. Enjoyed a lovely Thai for lunch. Has a nice walk along the beach. Was $13 for days parking and $12 for the family to enjoy the pool. You get a stamp for all day entry.
  • Lovely beach but so busy! Early mornings or mid week is best
  • Decent beach. Can be super crowded with cheap people on a sunny day, mid May is the best time to go. Weekends are the worst time to go. Better beaches in Vancouver.

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