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Third Beach

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #34 of 184 Attractions in Vancouver
Type: Beaches
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset, Swimming
Description: Beautiful beach with spectacular sunsets and picture-postcard views of Vancouver Island.
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Tucson, Arizona
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365 reviews 365 reviews
116 attraction reviews
402 helpful votes 402 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Whenever I walk the seawall around Stanley Park, I enjoy arriving at Third Beach. That means I am on the homestretch of my journey. I've never seen the sandy beach here near Ferguson Point crowded. It takes a bit more effort to access from Downtown and most people stop at Second Beach to enjoy its myriad attractions, including a seasonal... More

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Toronto, Canada
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38 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Did I mention I love this beach? Because I do. It's my favourite beach in Stanley Park. I love how it's got a good mix of people, but is not as jam-packed (and annoying) as Second Beach -- probably because it's not as accessible. I love the views that the beach offers. I want to say that I love the... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Great place with a wonderful view. My favorite beach between the 3 in the area. It is more quiet, the view is wonderful and it is a great place to just have some rest and spend some time while you are doing the Seawall.

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NZ
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177 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A bit of a walk along the seawall to 3rd beach but well worth the effort. Space to stretch out and watch the harbor traffic come and go. Old time concession stand for a snack or coffee. recommended

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Vancouver, Canada
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65 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Sop rushing around! You are on vacation. Instead take the time to stroll into English Bay and then follow the signs or ask anyone local on how to get to Third Beach. Grab a local cafe latteS and please plan on taking at least an hour to just soak in Stanley Park's Third Beach. The outside swimming pool survives as... More

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Rescue, Ca.
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56 reviews 56 reviews
46 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This beach is farther away from the hustle and bustle of Vancouver than the city's other major beaches. It tends to be more quiet as a result. Great views of the mountains north of the city.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Really enjoyed the view, quiet and uncrowded, also very close to Stanley Park. A little bit further to walk from the city but worth the walk.

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La Herradura, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Whilst cycling in Stanley Park around the seawall we stopped at Third Beach for a picnic. Not crowded and a nice sandy beach with amazing views of the ocean and North Vancouver, there is also small café and toilets there. It's nice and relaxing and when we were there a group were playing volleyball on the beach. We spent longer... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

what more could you ask for, a clean long beach well cared for at the foot of Stanley Park and within walking or biking distance from the throbbing heart of Vancouver. Just be careful if you park your car in the park as they are super strict on the times and payment and its a long walk back to the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

It doesn't take long to walk to third beach along the sea wall, but for some reason it always feels a long way from the city by the time you get there: it's never crowded and it feels more laid back than the more popular beaches.

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