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Third Beach

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Stanley Park
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Address: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Beautiful beach with spectacular sunsets and picture-postcard views of...

Beautiful beach with spectacular sunsets and picture-postcard views of Vancouver Island.

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An enjoyable walk with a dog and friends

The beaches in Vancouver are always FULL with residents and visitors, walking, sitting and reading or playing volleyball. The view of Vancouver City is wonderful, and have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beaches in Vancouver are always FULL with residents and visitors, walking, sitting and reading or playing volleyball. The view of Vancouver City is wonderful, and have attracted many artists with its beauty. Definitely worth a visit especially on a nice sunny day.

Thank Jaxxinn
United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Although our visit to Canada was not going to be a beach holiday we knew that we would have access to beaches and Vancouver has several small beaches around the seawall.. The Third Beach is at Stanley Park where we paid a visit.

Thank PrestonGuild
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

Although walking to third beach is always great at any time of the year...during the summer it is at its best. Grab a log and read your book a place of leisure. If you are too hot cool down the water is great have a swim and come out refreshed. Love this beach....closest we have to the Côte d'Azur! Even... More 

Thank Vancouveritas
Fremont, California
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

We visited Third Beach on our day we visited Stanley Park. The views are very nice from this area. Its a nice beach area for enjoying a picnic. There were lots of bikes as well. Since I personally liked 2nd Beach more, I rated it as Very Good. It is a natural sandy beach.

Thank mini
Pickering, United Kingdom
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632 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Another great reason to walk the seawall track round Stanley Park. Stopped for a little while. Dipped my feet in the water (cold) and sat and watched people enjoying themselves.

Thank NaturesMoments
Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

We came across Third Beach as we walked around the seawall at Stanley Park. It is smaller than the other two beaches and was very busy the Saturday afternoon we visited. Lots of bikes and we thought the sea wasn't all that clean. Interesting stone sculptures on the shore just a little further north, which were worth seeing (not sure... More 

Thank John S
Richmond, Canada
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Of the 3 public beaches along English Bay (English Bay, Second Beach & Third Beach) Third Beach does not have the amenities that the other two beaches provide. The beach is not as large nor inviting, the parking lot is smaller however there is a food concession and washrooms. One needs to navigate a long flight of stairs to access... More 

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Sydney, Aust
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

Nice view and this is a peaceful place to go to enjoy the water. Right along the shore they have big tree trunks to sit on, so you dont have to sit on the sand, which is good because it doesn't look inviting to sit on, its a dirty brown colour. Peaceful to sit and watch the water.

Thank Sue H
Mission, Canada
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

Back when I was a teenager, last century, Third Beach was the place to go. Nice sand, lots of teens, pretty easy access with or without a car. We were in Vancouver and drove down to Stanley Park to kill some time. We ended up @ Third Beach. It was mid week September so not many people and no bikinis... More 

Thank Gord E
Chorley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

Third beach is a little further out from the city along the sea wall at Stanley park and because it is further away it tends to be a little more peaceful A nice stop on a walk or cycle around the Sea Wall and with a cafe and washrooms just up from the beach via steps .

Thank Malcolm A

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Stanley Park is Vancouver's premier spot to get up close and personal with nature and animals. The grassy expanse offers outdoor teahouses and stunning views, beachfront hideaways and splash parks. It is a typical getaway spot for friends and families, especially as it is home to Vancouver's aquarium, and some of its best equestrian outlets.
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