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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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Description: 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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Stunning location to come spend an evening..

English Bay is easily accessed from downtown Vancouver across the Burrard Street Bridge if you are a tourist. Definitely worth the visit in the evening to watch the spectacular... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

English Bay is easily accessed from downtown Vancouver across the Burrard Street Bridge if you are a tourist. Definitely worth the visit in the evening to watch the spectacular sunsets, the Boathouse is also a popular choice right on the beach. If you love photography, there is lots to capture here from the panoramic views, and interesting people all around.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Tis is a lovely beach for youthful recreation and bikinis. Hot weather always brings out the best in Vancouver as hot weather, historically, has been so unusual. You can walk at the water's edge and enjoy the "wildlife" or you can even take part assuming you don't mind sand in your gears. Beautiful but often intensely crowded. We were fortunate... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Please for lord's sake, do not, do not walk on the cyclist sidewalk. You will get mowed down. Our cyclists are a bit, hmmmm, how shall I say, kamikaze? And I mean that in the nicest, most polite way. And bring your touristy backpack. Vancouver is pretty chill. No one cares. It's not France. English Bay in the summer time,... More 

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South Orange, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is not a pristine white sand beach, to compare against the world's most beautiful beaches. But the views of the water and the mountains, combined with the mellow but lively urban promenade scene, makes this a "must see" if you love cities. It is also a great place to watch the sun set.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful beach in the heart of Vancouver, gets pretty crowded on sunny weekends. Very easy to get to and surrounded by restaurants, few stores, bike rentals, kayak rentals and standup paddleboarding rentals. Large logs scattered along the beach provide some shade! Nice sand and cool water with amazing views of Stanley park and the city. Celebration of lights firework competition... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

English bay beach is just great to enjoy the sunset. It is really amazing to find such a nice beach close to - or better within - a downtown of a city, which is as large as Vancouver. Definitely a place worth seeing.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I'm not a beach person, I don't do sunbathing!, but there is always something going on at English Bay beach. From street performers, to musicians putting on impromptu shows, to just sitting and enjoying the view. I loved being here as the sun set over the mountains, very spectacular and peaceful.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

A shingle beach, overlooking the sea as the Tankers are moored before coming into the harbour waters. There is a childrens playground, but no toilets etc

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Love the walk, sitting on old trees washed to shore, people watch and a great water slide. Not perfectly clean, but once you get out a bit the water is great!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

English bay beach is great in a Canadian context - but certainly not spectacular compared to more famous beach spots in other parts of the world. Bring a picnic, let the kids enjoy themselves; it is nice for a walk on an overcast day. Swimming is ok, though not the nicest place to swim in town...

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