Spanish Banks, Vancouver

4.6
#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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  • Always a great beach to head to with the family and dogs. We've been coming here since I was a kid and I've brought a couple generations of dogs here. They always have a fun time in the mud when the tide is low. There's also plenty of eagles which is awesome to see but do keep an eye on your kiddos and puppies. Never seen or heard of anything happening but it's better to be safe than sorry.
  • Love the mud flats during low tide. Beautiful setting against a backdrop of mountains and north and west Vancouver. Quintessential piece of Vancouver and a must-see on a hot sunny day!!
  • This is one of the largest and he most beautiful beaches in Vancouver area. There's large picnic area as well as a nice sand beach. It has also the best tide. Literally you can walk for miles in low tide and when the tide is coming back up it's not dangerous at all
  • More of a family beach, very quiet and beautiful scenery. A good area to spend your day. A lot to do here.
  • Sandy beaches, shaded areas, everything you need for a relaxing day out. The views of mountains across the ocean and beautiful sunsets are part of this experience. Gorgeous!
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