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Third Beach, Vancouver
(4.5/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
Get away from the crowds at Third Beach, an expansive and tranquil stretch of coastline. Taking a long walk or simply relax on one of the many logs scattered along the sand. While an adjacent beach offers a livelier, family-friendly hangout, this one remains secluded, frequented mostly by picnicking locals. Bring a barbecue and sit back to enjoy the waves and gentle sea breeze. The abundant trees surrounding the beach enhance the sense of remoteness, blocking noise from the thoroughfare overhead. Rent a bike from a nearby shop and cycle along the seawall; bring bike lights if you plan to stay on after dark. To visit Third Beach and get the most from your holiday in Vancouver, create itinerary details personal to you using our Vancouver vacation trip planner.
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  • We visited Third Beach on our day we visited Stanley Park. The views are very nice from this area. Its a nice beach area for enjoying a picnic. There were lots of bikes as well. Since I personally lik...  more »
  • Compared to the clock in Vancouver and 9 o'clock to the coast. Because October is the third Beach Concession building was closed. Was trying to swim during the summer a lot of people will be deserted at time.
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  • Another great reason to walk the seawall track round Stanley Park. Stopped for a little while. Dipped my feet in the water (cold) and sat and watched people enjoying themselves. 
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  • Where: Third Beach - Vancouver, BC What: A beachfront with access to cycling path. How was it: This was our first time seeing the Pacific ocean, so it was a special place. We will forever remember the time we spent here. The beach is nice, kind of cold to swim but you can dip your feet in the water. There is also a series of rocks you can walk on that brings you above the water. We spent a good deal of time here and also had lunch at the concession stand nearby. Our only regret is not going to see the Siwash rock. Which only means that we should come back some day ! Grade: Eli = 4, Serge = 4 Recommend: Yes, make this a stopping point when visiting Stanley park.
  • Best place to just hang out with friends. Sand beaches that are not too crowded, clean, I recommend going in the evening to see beautiful sunsets
  • Great place to enjoy the ocean water and a nice view to the West Vancouver hills. It can be hard finding a parking spot in a peak hours and on weekends.
  • Drum circle every Tuesday just before sunset. Very cool spot. Anyone can join in.
  • A great place for a picture, walk or to relax during the Spring and Summer months.