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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
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4707 Marine Dr NW, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1A1, Canada
West Point Grey
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Have had a few family gatherings here on the most westerly part of the park. Dogs can go off leash here. Also they allow kitesurfing on the western portion of the beach- you will see them when it is windy! Check the tide tables, it...More

Thank travellingfamily98
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Spanish banks is a vast expanse of shallow beach, where you can walk for an hour on the tidal flats when the tide is out. It's fabulous place to walk rain or shine, 12 months of the year, with spectacular views of the North Shore...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

If you follow the seaside pathway/bike trail from the foot of Burrard Street around Coal Harbor, Stanley Park, English Bay and across to Kitsilano - you are on your way, heading west, to Spanish Banks. The end of seaside pathway is approximately 9 km from...More

Thank bksmith2017
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

The views at Spanish Banks are to die for. It doesn't get much better than this anywhere in the world. Bucket list. Xx

Thank twistedfoodlover
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Went there to hopefully have a swim but found that the tide was out and you needed to walk a long distance out of of the beach to get to the water. So unfortunately no swimming. However, this did not stop us having a great...More

Thank Clifford M
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Took an afternoon to sit at the beach read a book and enjoy the views. The parking was free once I found a spot. The park has vast green space with volleyball nets and picnic spots with BBQs. The tide when low provides a great...More

Thank Canadianswhotravel16
Reviewed 30 June 2017

huge beach and perfect for after-work family relaxation picnic. we've been on a weekday, and I can only imagine crowds of people on the week-end. but on a weekday evening the place is pretty empty. if you stay to watch sunset - it is truly...More

Thank SSADCAD
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

At low tide you can walk almost a kilometer on the sand bar. It's very tranquil and peaceful here. A great place to sunbathe, read a book, meditate, do yoga, or just relax. So close to the city, yet feels like being in the country!...More

Thank BC V
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

My favorite beach in Vancouver. Love watching the tides. Not as packed as Kits beach and even more breathtaking. Water seems cleaner than at English Bay or Kits Beach, but it's still vancouver so don't expect clear turquoise water lol.

Thank Kelsey K
Reviewed 9 June 2017

This is part of the long coast line of Vancouver, right after Jericho. It is the last 'beach' area before wreck beach (clothing optional beach) at the University. Spanish banks offers you lots of places to play volleyball, seat by the logs, and watch the...More

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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
...More
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