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Spanish Banks

4707 Marine Dr NW, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1A1, Canada
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This expansive beach offers fantastic picnicking opportunities, swimming, beach volleyball, or simply a panoramic view of Vancouver and the mountains. Spanish Banks tends to be a quieter beach which makes it very family-friendly.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“great beach” (27 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
4707 Marine Dr NW, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1A1, Canada
West Point Grey
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

At low tide you can walk almost a kilometer on the sand bar. It's very tranquil and peaceful here. A great place to sunbathe, read a book, meditate, do yoga, or just relax. So close to the city, yet feels like being in the country!...More

Thank BC V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite beach in Vancouver. Love watching the tides. Not as packed as Kits beach and even more breathtaking. Water seems cleaner than at English Bay or Kits Beach, but it's still vancouver so don't expect clear turquoise water lol.

Thank Kelsey K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is part of the long coast line of Vancouver, right after Jericho. It is the last 'beach' area before wreck beach (clothing optional beach) at the University. Spanish banks offers you lots of places to play volleyball, seat by the logs, and watch the...More

Thank mabrondani
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether the weather is cooperating or not, there is always something to do or something to see at Spanish Banks. Since we are approaching summer, it is a great place to relax and put a blanket on the sand and simply enjoy the beach and...More

Thank RussK22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to go for a walk, a bike ride, get some sun, feel the cool ocean breeze, sit and watch it all go by!

Thank notjustclassicrock
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We pulled into spanish banks on a cloudy spring day and the walk could`t have been more wonderful. It was peaceful and quiet the sparrows were singing and our views were awesome, even when it started to sprinkle we just kept on walking it was...More

Thank Mariagrey
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Easy walk through some Canadian forest. A lot of work has been done to restore the integrity of the stream the walk folĺows. Excellent signposting and other walks to explore.

Thank Deirdre R
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We decided to spend the day at Spanish Banks. The scenery unbeatable. If you like the beach and ocean a great way to spend the day walking biking eating your lunch and enjoying the scenery. Great place to visit year round rain or shine.

Thank Sandy11653
Reviewed 26 April 2017

sea side swimming. nice sandy beach. Keep going west for the clothing optional Wreck Beach. Several concession stands, get there early for parking

Thank bigjim5551212
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This is a great spot to take a walk or go for a bike ride. It's a very popular spot for both locals and tourists in Vancouver, which makes sense with both it's great views and beach access. I highly recommend making a stop here...More

Thank WorldTravel2192
West Point Grey
West Point Grey is one of the city’s oldest
neighbourhoods, especially known for its easygoing and
admired beachfronts. Locals crowd the Spanish Banks
and Jericho Beach, especially in the summer, where a
sprawling view of the English Bay awaits. The central
village is an oasis of sovereign shops, many of them
in local operation for years. The neighbourhood has a
more personal feeling to it, and can be a wonderful
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