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Address: Beach Ave. | West End, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1Y9, Canada
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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Here you watch the festival of fireworks when they are on or just simply relax have a picnic or sunbathe on the beach with a swim in the bay. Stunning views and if tankers in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Rock Creek, Canada

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Rock Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Here you watch the festival of fireworks when they are on or just simply relax have a picnic or sunbathe on the beach with a swim in the bay. Stunning views and if tankers in the water are your thing to see then here you will find them.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

this is one of Vancouver's busier beaches as it is near Stanley Park and Denman....one of the streets full of eateries! There is lots of beach for strolling, lolling and generally enjoying the scenery of all sorts. Being close to the Park, allows for long walks or even biking to and fro. also there are some great sculptures at the... More 

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Paranaque, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Surprised to know that there are many city beaches in Van and surrounding areas. We only visited Kits and this one. Not exactly a beachgoer but I think when it comes to sand, ours back home are considered (some of) the bests in the world.

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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

English Bay a popular bathing beach is just a hop, skip and jump away from the downtown business district. During the summer months it's near impossible to find enough sand to place your blanket upon. Numerous restaurants can be found on the perimeter of the beach. Parking can be a challenge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I love this place. Came here at night (while the sun was still up) and the sunset was amazing! The logs on the beach are such a novelty and there were some characters busking their heart away. I'll go back!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I had traveled to the distance to Vancouver with a couple of friends which we made stops along the way. Unfortunately we got sepaprated during our trip but when making it to Vancouver I visited this beach quite a few times. As someone not from the area I happened to like it here on the beach. I stayed in Vancouver... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Nice beach but could be cleaner. Cigarette butts and kids don't mix too well!!!! The sunset is superb and its a great place for a walk.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Lovely view of North Vancouver across bay, wide tree-lined and separate paths for pedestrians and cyclists. Very popular for sunset photography.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

It's downtown and central to most things in the area, which makes it popular. It is also quite a nice place to watch the sunset, but other than that there's not much else to rave about. The sand is dirty and littered with cigarette butts and other trash, the water quality is severely lacking. I don't mind walking along this... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Really nothing special at all apart from making a good spot from which to watch the sunset. Sand is dirty and dark in colour, water could be cleaner.

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Address: Address: Beach Ave. | West End, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1Y9, Canada
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown

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