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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 good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
4707 Marine Dr NW, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1A1, Canada
West Point Grey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great beach, especially during low tide when you can walk waaay out and almost touch the ships. Very popular during summer months. Good fast food concession.

Thank 692christerw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best places anywhere to have a picnic with friends or family. Beautiful views of downtown, the ocean, and the North Shore Mountains. Ride a bike there to take it to the next level.

Thank Timothy C
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We were staying nearby or we probably wouldn't have discovered this spot. We went twice, once at high tide and once at low tide. Lots of locals, beautiful views, long paths for walking. And at low tide you can walk way out into what is...More

Thank Zooey19912003
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Between UBC and Downtown Vancouver is a wonderful stretch of waterfront. The area furthest west is a series of beaches with a long flat walkway good for walking, cycling, dogs. Views of the North Shore, Stanley Park and Vancouver city are spectacular on a clear...More

Thank SunnyWestKelowna
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Spent the day at this park with family, and our dogs: we had a bbq:, tossed a frisbee and football around. The tide was out so took the dogs out, and let them run: walked almost out to the freighters in the Fraser. Couldn’d Believe...More

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The path along the water enables one to enjoy the fresh breeze and beautiful views. At the far end of the walk is even an area for dogs to be able to romp and enjoy taking a dip at the beach.

Thank Oscar H
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We went for a walk along the banks after dinner and realized that we needed to do this more often. it is so relaxing and peaceful particularly in the early fall when the crowds have died down to nothing. ah the beauty of the walk...More

Thank Joel K
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Spanish Banks Beach is the last of three of the southwest beaches that surround Vancouver's outer harbour. Along the beach is a pebble pathway that keeps you close to the shore and in full view of both the water and the skyline. This pathway is...More

1  Thank Sassamatt
Reviewed 11 September 2017

If anything, this beach has improved since my youth, and provides a great place to sunbathe or swim, then rest your head against one of the logs to take it the panoramic view of Burrard Inlet, Vancouver itself and the Coast range mountains. There are...More

Thank Edward S
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Have had a few family gatherings here on the most westerly part of the park. Dogs can go off leash here. Also they allow kitesurfing on the western portion of the beach- you will see them when it is windy! Check the tide tables, it...More

Thank travellingfamily98
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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