Spanish Banks, Vancouver

4.6
#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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  • A little challenging to get to, yet well worth it. Lots of room, washrooms, picnic tables, beach, tons of views, a few small eateries and even a place to wash your feet, changing rooms and small boat ...  more »
  • A group of beaches on the shores of english bay near the BC University. the bustling place offers the ideal place for skinboarders and other beach activities.  more »
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  • You can walk on the beach with such an amazing view of the ocean, downtown and west Van! Lots of free parking as well. Nice for biking in the designated lines...
  • Not as busy and happy as Kitslano, but perfect if you want to play beach volleyball as there lots of courts available. Not transit accessible neither.
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