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Spanish Banks

4707 North West Marine Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1A1, Canada
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As featured in Vancouver for young kids
Ranked #10 of 184 Attractions in Vancouver
Type: Beaches
Activities: Jogging, Sailing, Hiking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This expansive beach offers fantastic picnicking opportunities, swimming, beach volleyball, or simply a panoramic view of Vancouver and the mountains.... more » Owner description: This expansive beach offers fantastic picnicking opportunities, swimming, beach volleyball, or simply a panoramic view of Vancouver and the mountains. Spanish Banks tends to be a quieter beach which makes it very family-friendly. « less
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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I really like going to Spanish Banks. It is a great place to walk about and take in the spectacular views. It is also possible to take in some water sports while you are there. Picnicking is also a definite possibility at Spanish Banks.

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Richmond, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Such a beautiful spot. We live in the most beautiful city in the world. Take the time to enjoy it. World class.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Spanish Banks enriches your soul. Walk along its trail and enjoy limitless views of the downtown Vancouver while being surrounded by forest, sand and sea. Best drift logs anywhere!

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is one of the best beaches in Vancouver. It is great for families & a centrally located beach to meet friends for a BBQ.

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Vancouver
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have always loved this beach. The sandy beach goes on for a while and the Vancouver Parks Board always keeps it clean. There a small hamburger/hot dog places along the beach also.

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Calgary, Alberta
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Had a great time here and enjoyed the scenery and did a lot of walking around to take in all the beauty that was provided.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A Panaroma of epic mountains and great views of the city! Spent most of my Vancouver days just chilling at this beach and taking in the view!

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Vancouver, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great view of stanley park and vancouver skyline. Can see all of north van and opposite side also. Beautiful beach with decent sand to play games on. Wide strip of beach allows more room to move around. Volleyball nets and post for nets are all over the beach. Parking is free. Family oriented beach. Good place to have family bbq.... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I recommend going at low tide so you can walk a km off shore and enjoy the view from out there. Lots of people do skim boarding so cool to watch them glide and wipe out and try again. Loads of logs on the beach to sit on and relax and plenty of beach volley ball courts as well. Loads... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a very nice place to go kayaking and also a great place to view the fireworks on the Festival of lights celebration. I had nothing but awesome memories of that place, and I also had a good memory of taking a few dates there as well.

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