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“Best beach in Vancouver”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Spanish Banks

Spanish Banks
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$74.17*
and up
Vancouver Guided Cycling Tour
Ranked #15 of 348 things to do in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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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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198 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Best beach in Vancouver”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Miami Beach, Florida
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505 reviews
376 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
“Can get rowdy”
3 of 5 bubbles 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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Surrey
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40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A nice place to sit by the water.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

Spanish Banks is NOT a "party animal" beach. It is a nice place to sit on a blanket (grass area or sandy gravel area) and enjoy your picnic basket. Bring good company with you. Lots of room. It is rarely very busy so you can throw a football around.

Visited August 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“a great place to exercise, social or chill”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

Just a really nice open space with lots of grass, awesome views and right next to the beach. I enjoyed going for a run here, whilst others enjoy BBQ's, volleyball and just sunbathing and picnic's.

Visited August 2012
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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6 reviews
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“a little out of the way but great beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

One of the best beaches in Vancouver. Not over crowded,beautiful scenery and a chill atmosphere. Go early afternoon and watch the tide come in:)

Visited June 2012
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