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Spanish Banks, Vancouver

#2 of 8 in Beaches in Vancouver
Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • Lovely area to walk around. Beautiful view of the ocean and the mountains. Best on a sunny day, but also lovely to get out and walk on a cloudy, cool day.  more »
  • It is difficult to decide what rating to give the Spanish Banks West Concession Stand. Tough to beat the view one gets seated at the outdoor tables, provided close to the order counter - a view...  more »
  • Sit on/beside a log and read a book, have a picnic. Dinner/evening will provide an amazing view of the sunset. Bike to this spot on the nearby path, wade in the water to cool off. Enjoy the view...  more »
  • Such a great long beach, golden sands, lots of sand volleyball places. There are lots of parking lots but seems always not enough in a busy time.
  • Best view of the Beauty of Vancouver-the-Metropolis
  • Definite beach to come chill and enjoy the downtown view.
  • Great place for family. Lots of beach sand, park like area and ocean front for kids to jump into the waves and get a splash. One of my favorite spots in Vancouver
  • Good beach, sand is nice, it's big, and also lots of free parking

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