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Third Beach

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #38 of 150 Attractions in Vancouver
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset, Swimming
Owner description: Beautiful beach with spectacular sunsets and picture-postcard views of Vancouver Island.
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset, Swimming
Owner description: Beautiful beach with spectacular sunsets and picture-postcard views of Vancouver Island.

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74 reviews 74 reviews
64 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Its just a (dirty) beach, another beach with sand. Whats so special about it I don't know, the view is along the whole seawall not just here.

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Singapore, Singapore
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784 attraction reviews
609 helpful votes 609 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The beaches generally are not that great: fairly dirty with off-white sand. Views are good though and when the sun isn't obscured by clouds Third Beach is a good vantage point.

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Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We love having the logs to lean back against when we are on the beach. Great view of downtown Vancouver makes for a good photo op. Lots of people watching, and its nice to see everyone having fun and relaxing. There is a burger shack close by, within walking distance.

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This beach is an incredible stopping point if you are walking the Stanley Park seawall. Pick up a bottle of wine, some cheese, and prosciutto before you go and watch the sunset...its incredible! We rented bikes specifically to get to this beach and drank wine while taking in the local vibes. Very cool crowd, good swimming, beautiful scenery!

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Tucson, Arizona
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175 attraction reviews
518 helpful votes 518 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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37 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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24 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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177 attraction reviews
239 helpful votes 239 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
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
62 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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