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English Bay Beach

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Address: Beach Ave. | West End, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1Y9, Canada
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Conveniently located near downtown, this beach is a popular place for...

Conveniently located near downtown, this beach is a popular place for sunbathing.

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Walkers Delight

Walking along the seawall is truly a walkers delight. The great views of the ocean and the lush greenery of the trees and shrubs on the opposite side. As you walk, a beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
rainbowpenny
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Val-des-Monts, Canada

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Val-des-Monts, Canada
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking along the seawall is truly a walkers delight. The great views of the ocean and the lush greenery of the trees and shrubs on the opposite side. As you walk, a beautiful beach appears. It is wonderful to see that so many people take advantage of using this area. Well taken care of and many benches to sit on... More 

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Thank rainbowpenny
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79 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If u walk the Stanley park doing a counter clockwise, u will eventually reach the English bay beach right after u exit Stanley park. It's not a short beach but not too far neither. But u don't need to purposely go to this beach, just make it part of the Stanley walk or cycling journey.

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Thank Chris L
Salmon Arm, Canada
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116 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in Vancouver don't miss visiting this wonderful beach and the seawall. It's just beautiful, relaxing, and so refreshing --- any time of year. Truly an iconic place in this remarkable waterfront city.

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Thank goin4luxury
Vancouver, Canada
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404 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Wow! How about visiting a sandy beach located in a bustling city? Here is where locals and tourists all blend in together. In many ways English Bay Beach is the gateway to Stanley Park. The water is always super cold and it's safe for kids as there are rarely any true ocean waves to deal with. Ice Cream and tourist... More 

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Thank canadian175
Rome, Italy
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209 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

one of the best place in town, to live in winter and summer. Biking running and walking are the best activities!

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Thank BlueGoblin
Bc
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78 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I love this place its close to great eateries and pubs. Alot of activity on the beach. Bring your frisbee with friends!

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Thank W U
Edmonton, Canada
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44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Romantic. Elegant. Clean. Easy accessibility. Warm. Clean sand. Swimming is allowed. Fun. Games are allowed. Great place for a beach day without being too far from the city. Enough said.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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976 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

English bay beach even in November is very pleasant to visit with sweeping views of the big ocean liners in English bay. There is also an outdoor pool which in summer must be very pleasant. Weather is very mild so that even some palm trees can grow here. We visited as part of a Grand Cycle Tour of Vancouver.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

If you are there at a shiny day then it is perfect for swimming. The beach is huge and the scenery is very beautiful.

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Vancouver, BC
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65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

I love English Bay! I don't live in Vancouver, but I try to visit there as often as I can. The Sea Wall passes English Bay, so it is a good place to visit, and then take a stroll on the Sea Wall. One of our favourite things to do in the summer is buy gelato or a coffee somewhere... More 

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West End
A hodgepodge of landscapes, the West End combines verdant gardens and blocky modern architecture, with Victorian bits and Edwardian bobs in between. It is a paradise for takeout food, take-away coffee, and perhaps incongruously, some of Vancouver's most languid lines of beachfront. English Bay and Sunset Beach invite swimmers, strollers, and picnic-lovers to take in dusk settling over the water, or to jog along with the sunrise, offering breathtaking views at any time of day. The West End merges together so many looks and flavors probably because it functions a hub: its the leafy pit-stop between nightlife and entertainment venues along Davie Street, and the shopping paradise that is Robson Street, offering visitors beautiful parkland to rest on, and quick, easy food to re-fuel with in between ventures.