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Kitsilano ("Kits") Beach

Off Cornwall St. | (South side of Burrard St. Bridge), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Kitsilano)
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As featured in 3 days in Vancouver
Ranked #28 of 185 Attractions in Vancouver
Type: Beaches
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This is one of Vancouver's most popular beaches offering panoramic views of downtown Vancouver, Burrard Inlet, and the North Shore Mountains.... more » Owner description: This is one of Vancouver's most popular beaches offering panoramic views of downtown Vancouver, Burrard Inlet, and the North Shore Mountains. Surrounded by park land, restaurants, and beautiful people, it's the quintessential Vancouver beach experience. « less
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Richmond, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Kits beach had an awesome playground - my daughter spent a really long time running around it and loved it. Toys, swings, climbing things, slides, big roundabouts, and benches for tired parents to sit on it will keep the kids amused for ages, the only hard part is taking them away - this is also completely free! The changing rooms... More

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Toronto, Canada
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38 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

But if you're looking for some peace and quiet, this is probably not the best beach. It's a little further to get to as you'll have to take one of the bridges to cross False Creek or go around it -- it's actually quite a nice ride if you decide to bike it. The beach is really crowded, full of... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This place is clean, scenic & has good clean facilities. Toddler & husband enjoyed a quick dip in the sea, I went to Starbucks!

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

So close to the city but with an amazing beach holiday vibe. Would recommend walking back up to the shops for something to eat as the beach side restaurants are over priced and the food looks awful.

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Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great place for people watching, can be a bit noisy but atmosphere is very lively there. A lot of nice restaurants and cafe nearby so that's a plus.

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Calgary, Canada
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is the beach to be at apparently. It was really busy and people were all over the place. They have a dedicated change room and a restaurant here. I found the outer areas to be less crowded and nicer. Bring a water bottle and prepare for the heat. The water is from the ocean, so it can be a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Cool trendy types hang out here . Not sure if sea is v clean as water is cloudy and a bit scummy. Incredible views across to Stanley Park and North Vancouver.

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Vancouver, Canada
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It's nice and quiet first thing in the morning walking on the grass feeling the cool and refreshing morning dew on my feet.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Really nice clean beach away from the main town area of Vancouver. Just a word of advice, follow the seaside pathway and don't try and take a shortcut through the built up areas as the signposting is a little off and you might end up in the wrong location. The beach was busy but not crowded for a hot summer's... More

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Montreal, Canada
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64 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

A popular spot for tourists and locals, Kits beach is very clean and great for those of all ages. It does get quite busy on weekends and holidays. There is a lifeguard on duty and there is ample parking. There is a restaurant, bathrooms, changing rooms and showers.

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