Spanish Banks, Vancouver

4.7
#2 of 8 in Beaches in Vancouver
Take a trip to Spanish Banks, a series of beaches on the shores of English Bay. Technically only one bank, the beaches split into three main areas: east, west, and extension. The west beach offers the best conditions for skimboarding and kitesurfing, and has particularly extensive low tide flats. All three offer ample room for relaxation and recreational activities, including picnics, barbecues, and beach sports, while the east and west parts also benefit from concession stands and other amenities. For Spanish Banks and beyond, use our Vancouver driving holiday planning website to get the most from your Vancouver vacation.
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4.6
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  • This beach is very impressive. You have a beautifull panorama when you're walking on this beach. Parkingspace more than enough.  more »
  • A nice walk along the sea West of Kitsilano Beach will get you to a quieter area. Beautiful scenery and if you keep going you end up in Pt Grey and can see the parks in the area. Lovely beaches and a....  more »
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  • Such a great long beach, golden sands, lots of sand volleyball places. There are lots of parking lots but seems always not enough in a busy time.
  • Best view of the Beauty of Vancouver-the-Metropolis
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