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“Nice beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Spanish Banks

Spanish Banks
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$74.17*
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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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Nice beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

Lovely beach where you can do lots of things from having a picnic to volleyball to dog walking to jogging...the limit is your imagination and how legal said activity is.

Visited August 2013
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West Coast, Canada
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“Serene beach with beautiful view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

Locals and visitors love it. Kids are delighted by the fact that when the tide is out we can walk out on the wet sand almost to the ships at anchor in the harbour. Please don't bring a radio to this contemplative space of utter beauty.

Visited August 2013
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North Vancouver
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39 reviews
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“Gorgeous view of downtown Vancouver”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013

Beautiful beach area with tidal sands for walking and enjoying, the views over English Bay, the city and the North shore mountains. A must in the summer months.

Visited August 2013
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109 reviews
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“Favorite beach ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

There are many beaches along the sea side. But this is the best. It has grassy areas if you would like to BBQ and play on the grass. And it's more for families. If you are a younger Kits beach is where it's at. That's where all the young babes. Or if your seeking one... But Spanish banks is where I hang out with my family. I find less trash and beer bottles on this end. And more parking.

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Vancouver, Canada
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“Great beach for lounging”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

Get there early as parking could be difficult. There are concession stands that sell refreshments and food. There are washroom facilities. Favorite for joggers, bikers, beach volleyballers. The beach has logs on the sand and it serves as barriers for winds and also gives those lovebirds some privacy. The water is generally cold and not clear like those you see in the Caribbean. You can see from the distance cargo ships that are parked awaiting for cargo to be loaded. You can bring your on beach chairs, umbrella's & day tent - no rentals. You can also use wooden tables & bench to situate your portable BBQ.

Visited July 2013
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