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English Bay Beach

Beach Ave. | West End, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1Y9, Canada (Downtown)
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Ranked #43 of 183 attractions in Vancouver
Type: Beaches
Description: Conveniently located near downtown, this beach is a popular place for sunbathing.
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Red Lodge, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Absolutely love this place. Probably spent most of time here. It's a beautiful walk in the day time, but also in the evening as well. Going down when the sun is about to set is so worth it. I was also crazy enough to go down in the early hours of the morning, and it was just incredible. I imagine... More

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Hong Kong, China
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

A peaceful place, and a decent beach especially for people who love viewing sunset. Also the beach is in a location easy to reach, city bus will be your friend if you want to go there.

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La Herradura, Spain
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94 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

English Bay beach is a lovely beach near Downtown and Denman Street with lots of restaurants and places to eat and drink. Amazing to think this is a city beach, so nice yet so close to the city. It's a good place for people watching with lots of people walking, cycling and skating along by the beach. Nice relaxed atmosphere... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

English bay beach and the other beaches around Vancouver are nice for city beaches but they do not compare to the lovely sandy beaches we have in Australia. The logs on the beaches spoil the effect.

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Birmingham UK
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110 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Good beach not too far from downtown with lots of places to eat and drink with a few things to see and do too. Pretty warm even in autumn.

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Phoenix
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Nice beach, well organized with logs spaced out regularly. There were zero waves day I was there. Great place to peoaple watch. At end of Davies street many restaurants nearby.

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Vancouver, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
61 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

English Bay Beach is the most popular beach in the city: easily accessible, close to the restaurants along Denman Street and great views across to the North Shore, and the bikinis are worth watching too!

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Bangalore
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

English Bay beach was a great experience for us. Fortunately it was a sunny day and we could take a long walk around the beach. This place is very well developed, very clean and peaceful. There are several spots to take snaps and relax. I would advise people visiting english beach to hire a bike or roller skates to travel... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

It is always one of my favourite place to go for a stroll at sunset. In summer time is a great spot to enjoy some great street performers, in winter is a quite and relaxing place for a walk.

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Mission, British Columbia, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I used to live in the area, went down to watch the sunset and take pictures...was just lovely. Downside was the tankers in the Bay.

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