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English Bay

Denman and Davie Sts., Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1Y9, Canada (Downtown)
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Ranked #14 of 184 Attractions in Vancouver
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Kayaking, Scuba diving, Fishing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Beautiful vibrant beach that comes alive when it's sunny and warm out. Various activities such as scuba diving, kayaking and others.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

A great place to escape the noise and pressures of the city, without really leaving at all. Beaches to walk, people to watch, and the pleasant white noise of the water combine for a wonderful place to relax.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Great place but the English tourists ruin as always!! I love this place as it is so multi cultural and attracts tourists from all over the world ! But the English Bums! drunk and rowdy, loud and obnoxious really overpower this place and make it uncomfortable for everyone. I was there for the Fireworks Competition weeks and really enjoyed my... More

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White Rock, British Columbia, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

If you are going to meet anyone it will most likely be here as it is the best spot for people watching. English Bay has been a mecca for many travelers and the local residents. Nothing beats a stroll along the seawall and promenade with lots to see and benches with a view to just relax. Having your own private... More

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Gosport, Hants
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

A nice area to visit for a picnic on a sunny day. Seating a bit limited but on the whole worth a visit.

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Edmonton, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The beach itself is not too great to swim in, but the amount of people who roller-blade, skateboard, walk, jog, run is extremely interesting. There are many benches that allow you to totally relax and enjoy looking at the tankers in the bay,the skyscape and the many individuals who make Vancouver such an interesting place to live and visit.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Loved this beach so close to gelato shops and a great stop on the bike ride. Nice touch to add logs as it gave a back support or chair to sit onwhile enjoying the views.

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Greenwell Point, New South Wales, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We walked here nearly every evening of our stay , loved watching people out picnicking , walking, swimming , playing volleyball , biking , music playing people very friendly great way to spend the evening until the sun goes down

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Naas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A real beach in the City. Within easy walking distance of lots of Hotels. Watch the world go by. Very near Stanley Park. Lots going on.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Nice place to walk, run, bike, play volleyball or practice stand up paddle. Very nice place to relax and enjoy the sunset.

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Lancaster, California
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

For someone used to the Santa Monica pier, Venice Beach, and the Malibu area. This beach seamed small.

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