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Spanish Banks

4707 Marine Dr NW, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1A1, Canada
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Independent Bike Tour of Vancouver
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“low tide” (47 reviews)
“great beach” (28 reviews)
“skim boarding” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4707 Marine Dr NW, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1A1, Canada
West Point Grey
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"low tide"
in 47 reviews
"great beach"
in 28 reviews
"skim boarding"
in 9 reviews
"tide pools"
in 7 reviews
"tidal flats"
in 6 reviews
"volleyball nets"
in 6 reviews
"jericho beach"
in 15 reviews
"concession stand"
in 11 reviews
"favorite beach"
in 5 reviews
"wreck beach"
in 14 reviews
"the north shore mountains"
in 16 reviews
"kits beach"
in 9 reviews
"downtown vancouver"
in 23 reviews
"sunny day"
in 15 reviews
"howe sound"
in 5 reviews
"rain or shine"
in 5 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved this place so much we visited it on both our days in Vancouver. Really lovely recreation area with plenty of grass for picnics and sports a long paved area for running/walking/cycling and then the beach and sea as well!! Free parking at the...More

Thank popeadventure
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful and peaceful. Great place to enjoy the summer sun. Dogs will love the area as it is large and open.

Thank Maxar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a nice evening walk , nice evening and not a long of people around in the evening. There are walk ways but we decided to take to the sand.. The beach extends for quite a distance

Thank Don M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to ride your bike or run with great views of the ocean and the mountains in the background.

Thank Rob M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to a few beaches in Vancouver and this has the nicest sand I think. Nice to swim from too, if you swim further East from Jericho it's really shallow all the way out and very rocky to wade out in. Here although there can...More

Thank 251thomasj
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very relaxing place. Had fish and chips at their cafe and ‘‘twas really good and ete near the shore. Thumbs up!!

Thank _macapagal_vaquer
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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Spanish Banks is one of Vancouvers best places to enjoy the beach, surrounded by the mountains in the background. The zest of West coast living is at its peak on a sunny day. If you are so lucky to be at Spanish Banks on a...More

5  Thank Irkhunter
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

Hop on a bike or bus and head towards Spanish Bank, it will take ~30-minutes to bike there from Downtown (and is mostly on flat ground). This beach provides stunning views into the horizon. Play volleyball at one of the many courts, go for a...More

Thank Nic Z
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Reviewed March 16, 2018

Spanish Banks is a well known summer location for those who want to go to the beach. At other times of year when the water is too cold, it is an ideal place ride a bike, walk, or have a picnic. I concur that is...More

Thank smrgeog
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

This is by far one of my favourite spots to catch a Vancouver sunset. From here you can look out across the water horizon or back towards the city to see the wicked colours reflecting with the sunsets. A great location for both summer and...More

Thank Al M
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Nearby
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
...More
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