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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
4707 Marine Dr NW, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1A1, Canada
West Point Grey
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful beach spot close to UBC. Pleasant walking, Safe and clean and yet close to the city. Good views across the water to the mountains.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the beach here. So much quieter than kits, Lots of parking and a nice walk on colder days. Plus the dog are is great too!!!

Thank JoanneHab
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love Spanish banks for a quiet stroll with excellent views of the city across the harbour. Clean, safe, peaceful.

Thank Kath P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spanish banks are not too far from the city center and can be accessed by car, bus and bike. It is a great place to find peace and spend a quiet day by the ocean.

Thank lpourlak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can walk out for 3 Kilometers when the tide is low here. What a view and calming place. Check the tide tables online to go at low tide.

Thank Pierre C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow what a great beach area. Just huge and long. Great for walking and seeing the ships. Tons of parking in many different lots along the way. Good food vendors and nice bathrooms. A bit off the beaten path but well worth the trip. Way...More

Thank CalgaryOilguy
Reviewed August 6, 2018

My favourite place to watch the sunset in Vancouver is at the far west side of Spanish Banks by the dog park. Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket, and settle in to watch the spectacular summer sunsets, enjoy the sound of water lapping in...More

Thank RoxanneStanick
Reviewed August 4, 2018

I like places with little to no people. I first went there on a cloudy morning and it was perfect! I was alone on the shore! I walked west towards wreck beach and it was just splendid all the way! You will also enjoy superb...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Walking along Spanish Banks anytime is a lovely treat. Great views of the North Shore mountains and Downtown Vancouver. Ending up at the Jericho Yacht Club patio for a beer is an excellent end to the day.

Thank krison2ur
Reviewed August 2, 2018

whatever your mood and reason for visiting, spanish banks has what it takes. look for more facilities, especially foodservices, toward the eastern end, where you first approach when you're coming from the city. look for more open spaces toward the western end, as you head...More

Thank mike g
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West Point Grey
West Point Grey is one of the city’s oldest
neighbourhoods, especially known for its easygoing and
admired beachfronts. Locals crowd the Spanish Banks
and Jericho Beach, especially in the summer, where a
sprawling view of the English Bay awaits. The central
village is an oasis of sovereign shops, many of them
in local operation for years. The neighbourhood has a
more personal feeling to it, and can be a wonderful
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