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Spanish Banks

4707 North West Marine Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1A1, Canada
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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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48 reviews 48 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Rain or shine, a walk along Spanish Banks offers a literal breath of fresh air. One can walk up to several kilometers, as across NW Marine Drive there are trails up the hills. In summer, near the anchor at the west end of the beach, there is drop-in drumming and "tribal" style dancing, where people just chill and hang out.... More

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Orange, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Loved the views. Nice walking trails in and around the area. Plenty of bike rentals in the area. Great way to see the entire area, and not have to look for parking.

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Vancouver, Canada
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21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Drive west down 4th Ave. Go west past Alma St until you see the turn off right to the beaches. The road will curve for a while until it straightens out to a long long beach. That's Spanish Banks. There are a number of major parking lots each with snack shops and washrooms. The best place to find a piece... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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