Explore beaches in Vancouver

Vancouver - Urban beach

The sweeping views and proximity to bars and restaurants make English Bay Beach (also called First Beach) one of the most popular in the city. Parking is...
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Vancouver - Urban beach

Located close to the popular English Bay Beach, Sunset Beach is both smaller and quieter and has both pay parking and volleyball courts. This beach is a favorite...
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Vancouver - Nude beach

Wreck Beach is both one of the largest and most relaxed beaches in Vancouver. Stretching along the coast of Point Grey, it has marvelous views and is guaranteed...
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Vancouver - Wild beach

Located near the small harbor town of Horseshoe Bay, Whytecliff Park sits on the coast of Howe Sound. The crescent-shaped beach is rocky and picturesque,...
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Vancouver - Urban beach

Popular with pretty much everyone in the bordering Kitsilano neighborhood, the Kitsilano Beach is a prime example of why people love living in Vancouver. A heated...
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Vancouver - Public beach

Graced with one of West Vancouver's nicest public beaches, Ambleside Park is a charming natural area with a large wooden dock, concession stands and a dog park. A...
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Vancouver - Wild beach

Lighthouse Beach is a rocky beach bordering a rare stand of old-growth forest between Horseshoe Bay and West Vancouver, making it one of the most naturally...
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Vancouver - Public beach

About 45 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Barnet Marine Park Beach is a calm, sandy beach with beautiful views of Burrard Inlet, multiple parking lots, public...
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Vancouver - Freshwater beach

While not a coastal beach, the stretch of sand on Trout Lake in John Hendry Park is a bustling waterfront area with food stalls, sporting courts, public...
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Vancouver - Wild beach

The somewhat hidden Third Beach may be found in the deeper reaches of Stanley Park at Ferguson Point. The beach is sandy, bordered by a shaded forest area and a...
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Vancouver - Public beach

Divided into three distinct sections, Spanish Banks Beach has over a kilometer of soft sand. The largest section sits to the west and is a designated quiet beach....
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Vancouver - Public beach

Stanley Park's southern edge is home to Second Beach, a family-friendly spot with a heated pool, playground, changing rooms and plenty of green space. Picnic...
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Vancouver - Public beach

Locarno Beach is a designated "quiet" outdoor spot, so while party animals will want to take their music and bonfires elsewhere, it's the perfect spot for a...
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Vancouver - Urban beach

Tucked along the northern side of Jericho Park, Jericho Beach has several sporting opportunities including tennis courts, playing fields, a swimming raft and a...
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Vancouver travel guide

Vancouver Gay Travel Guide

A vibrant peninsula city with easy access to both mountains and beaches, Vancouver is built for those who love wilderness and urban adventure in equal measures. The number of outdoor activities...

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