Spanish Banks, Vancouver

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#2 of 8 in Beaches in Vancouver
Take a trip to Spanish Banks, a series of beaches on the shores of English Bay. Technically only one bank, the beaches split into three main areas: east, west, and extension. The west beach offers the best conditions for skimboarding and kitesurfing, and has particularly extensive low tide flats. All three offer ample room for relaxation and recreational activities, including picnics, barbecues, and beach sports, while the east and west parts also benefit from concession stands and other amenities. For Spanish Banks and beyond, use our Vancouver driving holiday planning website to get the most from your Vancouver vacation.
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  • ...and the parkng is free ! Admittedly Kits has food and amenities close by but if you simply want some space to play, and you have your own food and drink, this beach is a better bet.  more »
  • Just an excellent beach with ample parking and some of the greatest views of Vancouver's impressive skyline.  more »
  • As long as the beaches of Vancouver are of a Bay where several ships moored, for me the Spanish Banks is the most natural of the region. Several sports networks, SUP rentals and kayak. A very beautiful visual of the city of Vancouver.
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  • Spanish banks beach is huge. It is world class. If you arrive and the tide is out, just be wary of where you lay your blanket. The beach is massive at low tide but when it comes in that tide comes in fast. Make sure you're ready to grab and go. Not a lot in the way of concession stands, so bring your own food and beverage. Please leave the glass containers at home and take your garbage out with you. There are some half decent portable toilets out house wash rooms. Plenty of parking just steps from the sand. There's also a very large grassy area, picnic tables and places to have barbecues and opened fire. If you go all the way down to the very far end of the beach , that would be South South West End, you will even find an off-leash Beach for your dog . Have a great time at the beach.
  • Long Sandy Beach with shallow water so you can walk far out into the ocean. Beautiful view of the North Shore.
  • Bring a sweet chick here at sunset, she'll love you for it!
  • Great place to take your dog
  • Great dog beach at the far end
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