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Third Beach

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Stanley Park
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Address: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Beautiful beach with spectacular sunsets and picture-postcard views of...

Beautiful beach with spectacular sunsets and picture-postcard views of Vancouver Island.

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Downtown beach

How great is it to have access to a beach in downtown Vancouver! This is a great beach to relax and swim. There is a restauraunt/Snack Bar up the stairs as well as access to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How great is it to have access to a beach in downtown Vancouver! This is a great beach to relax and swim. There is a restauraunt/Snack Bar up the stairs as well as access to bathrooms and a parking lot.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Although walking to third beach is always great at any time of the year...during the summer it is at its best. Grab a log and read your book a place of leisure. If you are too hot cool down the water is great have a swim and come out refreshed. Love this beach....closest we have to the Côte d'Azur! Even... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

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 liked 2nd Beach more, I rated it as Very Good. It is a natural sandy beach.

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Pickering, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

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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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We came across Third Beach as we walked around the seawall at Stanley Park. It is smaller than the other two beaches and was very busy the Saturday afternoon we visited. Lots of bikes and we thought the sea wasn't all that clean. Interesting stone sculptures on the shore just a little further north, which were worth seeing (not sure... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Of the 3 public beaches along English Bay (English Bay, Second Beach & Third Beach) Third Beach does not have the amenities that the other two beaches provide. The beach is not as large nor inviting, the parking lot is smaller however there is a food concession and washrooms. One needs to navigate a long flight of stairs to access... More 

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Sydney, Aust
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Nice view and this is a peaceful place to go to enjoy the water. Right along the shore they have big tree trunks to sit on, so you dont have to sit on the sand, which is good because it doesn't look inviting to sit on, its a dirty brown colour. Peaceful to sit and watch the water.

Thank Sue H
Mission, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Back when I was a teenager, last century, Third Beach was the place to go. Nice sand, lots of teens, pretty easy access with or without a car. We were in Vancouver and drove down to Stanley Park to kill some time. We ended up @ Third Beach. It was mid week September so not many people and no bikinis... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Third beach is a little further out from the city along the sea wall at Stanley park and because it is further away it tends to be a little more peaceful A nice stop on a walk or cycle around the Sea Wall and with a cafe and washrooms just up from the beach via steps .

Thank Malcolm A
Gatineau, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I used to live in Vancouver from 2001-2004 and third beach was a place my friends and I would visit from time to time. All of the beaches in Vancouver have such beautiful views of the mountains and the ocean. Vancouver is a world class city and their beaches have beautiful views.

Thank linda1617

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Stanley Park is Vancouver's premier spot to get up close and personal with nature and animals. The grassy expanse offers outdoor teahouses and stunning views, beachfront hideaways and splash parks. It is a typical getaway spot for friends and families, especially as it is home to Vancouver's aquarium, and some of its best equestrian outlets.
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