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Spanish Banks, Vancouver

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#2 of 32 in Beaches in British Columbia
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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. Plan to visit Spanish Banks and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Vancouver attractions using our Vancouver travel itinerary planner.
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  • Spanish banks is a vast expanse of shallow beach, where you can walk for an hour on the tidal flats when the tide is out. It's fabulous place to walk rain or shine, 12 months of the year, with spectac...  more »
  • If you follow the seaside pathway/bike trail from the foot of Burrard Street around Coal Harbor, Stanley Park, English Bay and across to Kitsilano - you are on your way, heading west, to Spanish Banks...  more »
  • The views at Spanish Banks are to die for. It doesn't get much better than this anywhere in the world. Bucket list. Xx  more »

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