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English Bay Beach

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West End
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Address: Beach Ave. | West End, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1Y9, Canada

Conveniently located near downtown, this beach is a popular place for...

Conveniently located near downtown, this beach is a popular place for sunbathing.

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Local flavor, Sweeping views

Lots of families, runners, off leash dogs enjoying the trails on wet or sunny days. Sweeping views of North Vancouver, barges awaiting offloading. A spectacular people spot.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of families, runners, off leash dogs enjoying the trails on wet or sunny days. Sweeping views of North Vancouver, barges awaiting offloading. A spectacular people spot.

Thank linktomink
Buderim, Queensland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Vancouver has beautiful beaches and English Bay is so pretty! Come enjoy, walk, play, swim, live like the locals.

Thank Edelweiss_9
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed nearby for several days and really enjoyed coming to the beach each day, walking on the seawall, and enjoying the scenery. There are lovely grassy areas, sandy beach, lots of benches and places to sit, people to watch, bike paths... You are also just minutes away from great coffee shops and restaurants of every description. English Bay beach... More 

Thank hammsters
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

this was the beach we visited in english bay, it was nice and quiet and we had a good time there. There was a few sketchy dudes trying to sell weed, but other than that it was nice.

Thank robnkim
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

English Bay is extremely popular, partly due to the fact it is basically located in downtown Vancouver, or the "west end". It is a wonderful beach, although not large, to have a walk, run, cycle or roller blade outing. The path along there goes either into Stanley Park or the other direction keeps following the waterfront. A wonderful restaurant right... More 

Thank Julie C
Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

As someone who was born here sorry but English Bay has totally lost its attraction. Impossible to park, very crowded. Better to visit the west side beaches - Locarno, Spanish Banks East and West, Jericho.

Thank sandra s
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

A wonderful restaurant, if you can get a reservation! The food was exceptional – the quality, the preparation, the presentation, the garnishes and above all the taste. To eat a meal so satisfying to the taste buds and to feel light and healthy afterwards – what an experience. The setting, overlooking the bay, and the ambience made it the perfect... More 

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Agassiz, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Probably one of our most favourite places in Vancouver to hang out in the afternoon/ evening. It is beautiful all year round. The city does a great job to keep the area very clean with lots of benches and space to sit and watch the amazing sunset.

Thank Bubi_agassiz
Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

There is plenty of space to relax at the beach Logs are provided to sit or lean on. Bathrooms are about along with restaurant's. There are outdoor showers and walking paths

Thank scrollforyou
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

If you like to relax and walk along the beach or sidewalk this is nice. Either before you eat up the street or after its so relaxing, to see the ships in the harbor walk along, or eat at the cactus club, and extend your walk if you like around the park 2 hours. But be weather prepard.

Thank ahha2014

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West End
A hodgepodge of landscapes, the West End combines verdant gardens and blocky modern architecture, with Victorian bits and Edwardian bobs in between. It is a paradise for takeout food, take-away coffee, and perhaps incongruously, some of Vancouver's most languid lines of beachfront. English Bay and Sunset Beach invite swimmers, strollers, and picnic-lovers to take in dusk settling over the water, or to jog along with the sunrise, offering breathtaking views at any time of day. The West End merges together so many looks and flavors probably because it functions a hub: its the leafy pit-stop between nightlife and entertainment venues along Davie Street, and the shopping paradise that is Robson Street, offering visitors beautiful parkland to rest on, and quick, easy food to re-fuel with in between ventures.
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