English Bay Beach, Vancouver

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Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Soak in the sun’s rays or go for a refreshing dip in the sea at English Bay Beach. Located on the city’s west end, the popular Vancouver beach invites visitors to soft golden sands, which meet calm waters lined with boats parked offshore. The bustling beach was home to the city’s first official lifeguard, and remains patrolled today. Facilities at the beach include kayak rental shops, two volleyball courts, swimming rafts with large slides, a beachfront cafe, and beach wheelchairs for handicapped visitors. Using our world travel planner, Vancouver attractions like English Bay Beach can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Best spot to take a stroll along the Vancouver waterfront, with small boat access across to Granville Island with many artist shops and fine dining. Got this new Cactus Club restaurant sitting right.....  more »
  • Love the simple calm of the seawall. Friends meeting after work and playing volleyball, Bar BQs and lots of kumbaya. Feels like a vacation but it is home.  more »
  • The mervelous sun set never expected.
  • Beautiful sunset, but the place is a little bit dirty and crowdy

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