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Spanish Banks

Address: 4707 North West Marine Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1A1, Canada
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Ranked #15 of 338 things to do in Vancouver
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...
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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. Spanish Banks tends to be a quieter beach which makes it very family-friendly.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Who does not like a beach that goes on forever and ever. When the tide is out you can walk way out or skim board and then sit back and watch it come back in on the great beach

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you visit off season, this long stretch of beach with many names, Lacarno, Jericho, Soanish Banks, offers an easy walk along Burrard Inlet (not an ocean, that's on the other side of Vancouver Island) with stunning views of the Coastal Mountains and the city. You can stick to the path or walk along the waterside. Loads of free parking.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a world class place to visit...what a beautiful setting with a path to walk miles on along the ocean...with the beautiful mountains and city of Vancouver in the background.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

When in Vancouver, one of the best beaches to visit is Spanish Banks. It's actually a long continuous sandy beach, running for miles along the ocean. There are a number of different named beaches, which are just different sections of Spanish Banks. Names such as Jericho, Locarno, Tower, Spanish Banks West, and Spanish Banks East, are ways to tell where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is Vancouver at its finest. The very long and large beach is just fabulous. You can walk, cycle or run along this stretch of lovely beach. The views are phenomenal. There are several little spots that serve beach food (hot dogs and the usual). On a nice summer day, this beach will be full of people picnicking, people watching,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Great beach, hard to access if you don´t have a car though. This beach is huge and it is usually not that crowded as the other ones in downtown and Kitsilano.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Since its a beach you tend to think of it as a warm weather destination if you are from out of town - but vancouver items know it's awesome all year long. Great place for a walk anytime of year in almost any weather . The view will take your breath away . And it soothes your soul just to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

One of my many favorite spots in Vancouver with miles of beaches, walkways, and unhindered views into the coastal mountains as well as of the great silhouette of the city of Vancouver. Great spot for a pick nick.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is a great dog beach. Safe, clean and lots of space for dogs and their humans. We had a picnic lunch and our dog enjoyed his play time, especially at the beach. Charmaine Hammond Team Toby's Paws Across Canada Tour

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Miles of uninterrupted, barely-developed beach. Long shallow tidal area. Usual dangers of undertow or sudden holes opening up if you walk too far out. But a lovely, lovely place to tan, picnic or play volleyball at one of the many City-installed nets. Some lifeguarding during conventional hours.

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