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English Bay Beach

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Address: Beach Ave. | West End, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1Y9, Canada
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Conveniently located near downtown, this beach is a popular place for...

Conveniently located near downtown, this beach is a popular place for sunbathing.

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Beautiful Beach!

Another one of the great beaches in Vancouver. Sit on the log for the best experience. Also a good place to view the sunset.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Another one of the great beaches in Vancouver. Sit on the log for the best experience. Also a good place to view the sunset.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The sand is different from Australia but the atmosphere at any time is full of people enjoying a stroll or just to sit on...wooden log seats...something we have never seen before. Must beat a 'hot dog with the lot' from the roadside van and listen to bongo drums in the twilight. It was a relaxing way of spending our last... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

English Bay was probably my favorite spot along the seawall. We stopped at the cactus club for lunch and take in the views. It was fantastic. We shared an alberta beef hot dog from a cart along the trail. It was a beautiful place to stop and enjoy

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Abbotsford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

English Bay is know to be the place where they have a fireworks completion during the summer. It is an amazing display for all to see. They are set to music and different country participate. The beach is a great day to go on a summer day

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice place to feel the sand under your feet but didnt laswt long int eh water really cold even in June. On a sunny day though gets really busy with locals well worth the ride out from town.

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Waterloo, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love beaches, English Bay Beach is a great place to visit. Known locally as First Beach, it is at the corner of Downtown Vancouver, adjacent the Neighbourhood known as The West End. It is easy to access by 3 or 4 Translink Buses Routes. It is close to Stanley Park, and there is a swimming pool a short... More 

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Vancouver Coast and Mountains, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a local resident I often am at this beach-not a white fluffy easy to play on each but at least it is sandy. It is part of the Vancouver seawal so no bikes or blading permitted but yes to leashed dogs. Views are to Vancouver Island 15-35 kms away, sailboats, powerboats, kayaks, paddle borders, people swimming, waterslide, seaplanes, airplanes,... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beach was very nice. Too cold to swim and stay out long. We enjoyed this place. Nice view of the ships coming in.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful beach in downtown Vancouver. Lots of people around. There are many large logs on the beach to sit on and enjoy the views. Highly recommended to visit here

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a beautiful beach we came across after a leisurely walk along the seawall from one of the False Creek Ferry stops (aquatic centre) Very popular and very picturesque---we loved this area of Vancouver!

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West End
A hodgepodge of landscapes, the West End combines verdant gardens and blocky modern architecture, with Victorian bits and Edwardian bobs in between. It is a paradise for takeout food, take-away coffee, and perhaps incongruously, some of Vancouver's most languid lines of beachfront. English Bay and Sunset Beach invite swimmers, strollers, and picnic-lovers to take in dusk settling over the water, or to jog along with the sunrise, offering breathtaking views at any time of day. The West End merges together so many looks and flavors probably because it functions a hub: its the leafy pit-stop between nightlife and entertainment venues along Davie Street, and the shopping paradise that is Robson Street, offering visitors beautiful parkland to rest on, and quick, easy food to re-fuel with in between ventures.