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“Lovely views” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Spanish Banks

Spanish Banks
4707 North West Marine Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1A1, Canada
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Ranked #7 of 150 Attractions in Vancouver
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Jogging, Sailing, Hiking
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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.
Vancouver, Canada
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Lovely views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

This is one of my favourite beaches in Vancouver. First of all the beach is wide and long, and second it offers awesome views towards Vancouver downtown, Stanley Park and West Vancouver. There is free parking there.

Visited June 2012
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“Wonderful Peaceful Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

This is a beach with little commercialism and loads of beautiful scenery..one can walk out for quite a long way, when the tide is out.. This is a favourite beach for families. Also if one continues drive along the beach going west, it is a great scenic drive and one will run into The University of British Columbia, another great place to visit. Enjoy!

Visited June 2012
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vancouver
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“Vancouver's best view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

great place to cycle, flat and absolute stunning views of the city and north shore mountains, flat beach for summer swimming

Visited October 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Best beach in Vancouver”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

This is the locals hidden beach in Vancouver! It is relativly quite and is huge! The beach goes on forever! The best is to visit here when the tide goes out! In the spring the tide goes out very far and you can walk out on the sand for a long time. I encountered a eagle out there and a jelly fish!

Visited November 2011
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“Can get rowdy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

This place is fun day or night but alot of shows take place nearby and it can get busy and loud. There used to be fireworks here but Nofuncouver put a stop to that.

Visited November 2011
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