English Bay
English Bay
4.5
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Beautiful vibrant beach that comes alive when it's sunny and warm out. Various activities such as scuba diving, kayaking and others.
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles2,819 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
924
Average
176
Poor
14
Terrible
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winelover206
Seattle, WA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
I am amazed this is #17 on things to do in Vancouver because this beach/area is beyond fabulous! This is one of the top things we like to do when visiting Vancouver. Going during nice weather is best would go anytime of year. Parking is a complete nightmare, however, so take public transit if at all possible or an Uber. Great restaurants in the area. Go for a nice, scenic walk then enjoy a nice meal overlooking the water. You won't regret it.
Written February 15, 2024
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M V
Ottawa, Canada19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023
Nice walk from hotel on Davie. The best sunset I have seen in years. Lots of people watching, good vibe. Wonderful sculpture art. Highly recommend.
Written September 19, 2023
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Chris D
New Westminster, Canada3,142 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Whether you got here from Second Beach in the west, Lost Lagoon to the northwest, or through the west end neighbourhood, you'll find this a great place to stop, snack, or just catch your breath and marvel at the ocean. From food trucks to fine dining, the choice is yours.
Written August 5, 2023
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Jonique Life
Australia2,540 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
This is an excellent place to cycle and enjoy before going into Stanley Park. The statues are really cool and amazing views! It’s an easy walkway to follow also which is quite flat!

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Written June 30, 2023
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Florrie L
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Beautiful beach downtown with amazing view. Didn’t rate it 5 stars as it was very crowded and there was too much litter everywhere.
Written June 14, 2023
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Colin F
Toronto, Canada1,022 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
While not wanting to see Vancouver any busier than it already is, I have to say that no trip here is complete without a walk along English Bay. Touch the Pacific, people watch, count the freighters, sit on a log with an ice cream - it's fantastic in a mellow, westy coasty kinda way.
Written May 23, 2023
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Meena
Ottawa, Canada293 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
We did a long walk from downtown towards English bay and sunset beach,lovely walk and lovely beach area, we were lucky to have perfect weather to enjoy the grandiosity of the beach area as well, surprisingly it was mentioned no dogs with fine signs but we did see paw marks and dogs on beach area🥴if you wanna visit go near the sunset 🏝️ ⛅️
Written May 8, 2023
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tony l
Vancouver, Canada3,666 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Also local call First Beach located down in West End at Beach Ave , close to Stanley Park , a must to visit for tourists , so many things to do , to seen , to eat and too enjoy the gem of City , very safe comfortable place day or night , so much fun year round , lot to do for family , very popular for bicycle and relaxing walk along the seawall also you can swim in the ocean , wonderful spot watch the sun set , there is two annual even must seen is The summer firework , and the Polar Bear swim on Jan 1st , yesterday the Polar bear swim return from 2020 , due to the Covid , it is so packed and crowded , fun atmosphere , so many happy people kissing and hugging , the ocean salt water is 6c , they must been nut to go in to the water ! not just visitor ,lot of local love to come down here to enjoy the views and the West End shopping and eating .
Written January 2, 2023
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Ali R.
Palmerston North, New Zealand213 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
I stopped here at night and it was beautiful. It was a rainy night but I’m sure it’s even more beautiful under a clear sky. It’s very convenient and accessible too
Written October 28, 2022
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MrsWYN-R
North Yorkshire, UK3,012 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Felt good to be out walking along the waterfront and stretching the legs as spent alot of time on a coach recently. Nice to people watch and see the locals at play - enjoying life, exercising and even practicing ice hockey. A really lovely stretch of flat pavement with great views back to the city and out to sea. Wait to see the great sunsets - nice photographic material.
Written October 17, 2022
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