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This expansive beach offers fantastic picnicking opportunities, swimming, beach volleyball, or simply a panoramic view of Vancouver and the mountains. Spanish Banks tends to be a quieter beach which makes it very family-friendly.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
4707 Marine Dr NW, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1A1, Canada
West Point Grey
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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Walking along Spanish Banks anytime is a lovely treat. Great views of the North Shore mountains and Downtown Vancouver. Ending up at the Jericho Yacht Club patio for a beer is an excellent end to the day.

Thank krison2ur
Reviewed 3 August 2018

whatever your mood and reason for visiting, spanish banks has what it takes. look for more facilities, especially foodservices, toward the eastern end, where you first approach when you're coming from the city. look for more open spaces toward the western end, as you head...More

Thank mike g
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Very nice walk along several different beaches. Great times walking out exploring the ocean bottom at low tide. Good for skim boarders and para sailers on a windy day. The dog beach at the end provides some funny antics.

Thank 917frequentdiner
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Stunning beach and a great place to relax and enjoy the sunset. Fun place to relax and enjoy beautiful Vancouver!

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 19 July 2018

An easy path for either walking or biking on. the pathway is wide enough for both walking and biking with a loosely designated side for each. The path is flat and runs along the beach front where one can watch wind surfers, beach volleyball, and...More

Thank LParis2014
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

It's a wonderful beach, a lot of space even when crowded but the constant breeze/gusts sometimes make the temperature feel a lot and make it very hard to dive into the sea....

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

This is such a perfect spot. The sand is soft, the view is amazing. It is only steps from a concession. When it is low tide you can walk all of the way out to the water. This spot is near the far end of...More

Thank comquot
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is a big park along the shoreline. There is only a small sandy beach area at the most westerly end. Most of the shoreline is rocky (rip rap). The small beach is popular with dog walkers and children but it is not a beach...More

Thank TruthfulTraveler1964
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Spanish Banks Vancouver British Columbia are a series of beaches along English Bay, a bit quieter for pcnics.

Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

...and the parkng is free ! Admittedly Kits has food and amenities close by but if you simply want some space to play, and you have your own food and drink, this beach is a better bet.

Thank Peter B
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West Point Grey
West Point Grey is one of the city’s oldest
neighbourhoods, especially known for its easygoing and
admired beachfronts. Locals crowd the Spanish Banks
and Jericho Beach, especially in the summer, where a
sprawling view of the English Bay awaits. The central
village is an oasis of sovereign shops, many of them
in local operation for years. The neighbourhood has a
more personal feeling to it, and can be a wonderful
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