Spanish Banks, Vancouver

4.7
#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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  • of Course The beaches of Vancouver do not have a very attractive water for bathing, it is not the Caribbean sea but the edge of Spanish Banks as well as practically all the local Prais offers incredible views of sea and mountains, sailboats and large ships besides being always Excellent for walking or pedaling. A Lot of people go there to practice sports in the sand like volleyball for example.
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  • One of my favourite places to go in Vancouver as a local with my family. Amazing view of the sunset!  more »
  • Went for a walk and was one of the best sunset of my life. A lot of people running and walking with their dogs. Just love it. Now I am planning to move to Vancouver hehehe such a nice city. Thanks Van...  more »
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  • You can walk on the beach with such an amazing view of the ocean, downtown and west Van! Lots of free parking as well. Nice for biking in the designated lines...
  • Not as busy and happy as Kitslano, but perfect if you want to play beach volleyball as there lots of courts available. Not transit accessible neither.
  • Love this beach, quieter than most in Vancouver
  • Love this beach in the summer. Had such a great time with my husband here made some good memories :)
  • A very nice and beautiful place in Vancouver.
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