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English Bay Beach

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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Bring a picnic, your swim suit, a sun umbrella and your walking shoes as there are so many things to do at English Bay Beach. Get to the beach early to get the best spot on the sand. Stay away from the beach just in front of the Denman and Davie intersection as it is extremely busy with both walking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

you had to be at 1 january, and show your corage, is funny day , the water is cold , but is so fun to be the first day of the year, the rest is funny

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Try going further around the Seawall to Second Beach. This has better sand, lots of driftwood and a lot quieter to enjoy the view over to West Vancouver as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

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