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Spanish Banks

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Address: 4707 North West Marine Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1A1, Canada
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This expansive beach offers fantastic picnicking opportunities, swimming,...

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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Relaxing walk

We spent our first morning in Vancouver exploring Kitsilano and then strolling along the beaches of Spanish Banks. Such a nice relaxing start to a busy vacation in this beautiful... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Newport News, Virginia
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Newport News, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent our first morning in Vancouver exploring Kitsilano and then strolling along the beaches of Spanish Banks. Such a nice relaxing start to a busy vacation in this beautiful area!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Here you get your walking in , open to he beach, sit and relax, take a picnic, or eat fish and chips at the places along the walk. Dogs and kids ok.

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Thank ahha2014
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit with kids. Beautiful view of the town. After the visit drive drive through the BC endowment park.

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Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Walking, running, biking on the waterfront trail that runs between Jericho and Spanish Banks is a nice change from Stanley Park. Parking is much easier, and it is definitely much less crowded. View is still really nice.

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Delta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is a spectacular place to visit as you have a great view of the west end from here. Lots of logs to lie against to suntan or have a picnic. We have taken our two German students there and they thoroughly enjoyed it. Good for kids to do some beach combing as well.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

My wife and I normally walk or cycle here from Denman/Robson Downtown and it is certainly worth the effort - especially on a sunny day when the sky, mountains, city blocks, sea and beach all come together seamlessly. A very relaxing place when there are not too many visitors or picnics (so decide why to visit and what time would... More 

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Thank Andy S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Great views of vancouver, the beach is wonderful with great logs to sit on or snuggle behind, a panoramic view of vancouver and the water. a great place to chill out

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great sandy beach, low tide lets you walk out to sea a lot, kites galore, volleyball nets set up, lots of parking but nowhere to buy amenities that you may have forgotten. Clean washrooms.

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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Watch the tide charts and head out just before low tide for a long walk out to hidden beach. This is one of the most beautiful beach areas in the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Plenty of space to play beach volleyball - great for larger groups. Also the grassy area is excellent for picnics and to play bocce ball.

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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 and much-needed break from the bustle of big-city life, being a little haven of peace and quiet with an almost village temperament in the heart of Vancouver.
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