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English Bay

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Address: Denman and Davie Sts., Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1Y9, Canada
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Beautiful vibrant beach that comes alive when it's sunny and warm out....

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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English Bay has a lot of history with it. It is also right across the street from the Sylvia Hotel. You can see the big ships anchored in the Bay at any given time. But the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Peace River, Alberta, Canada
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Peace River, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

English Bay has a lot of history with it. It is also right across the street from the Sylvia Hotel. You can see the big ships anchored in the Bay at any given time. But the Sunsets are the BEST!

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Penetanguishene, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here, had view of bay from room. Nice and close to Stanley Park as well. Always enjoy going back to this area, first trip was in around 1983, but have been back a few times since, and it has changed over the years but what hasn't. Do not miss if in area.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice beach, excellent view of the vast ocean. A great place to see any time of year. Great place to be so close to the ocean

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Its a great walk takes about 2.5 hours, can be a bit windy, dress for the weather, its refreshing and wonderful.

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New Westminster, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I would venture a guess that every Lower Mainlander loves English Bay. It is a must visit for me when I have any visitors. Of course it's lovely in the long warm days of summer but is beautiful at any time of year. From the palm trees to the laughing sculptures what is not to like? And a stop at... More 

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Shellharbour, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If enjoy people watching, are looking for a convenient sandy beach while visiting the city or just want to go for a swim then this is the place for you! For those with a bit more energy there is a slide that is accessible to the public not far from shore. Lots of activity in the area. Spectacular sunset views.... More 

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Lancashire England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

English Bay is easily accessed from West End and is a pleasant area. It extends for a long way hugging the shore from Granville Island to Stanley Park. A good path goes round so walking can be very leisurely. There are plenty of benches to relax or rest awhile. As you approach Stanley park it becomes more wooded and there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can stroll along English Bay from Stanley Park to the Granville Island Ferry and beyond. A nice walking/biking path goes all the way around False Creek. It's beautiful any time of the year.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though we were here during the quiet period just after Christmas it is such a nice area we have decide to revisit in the summer. Lovely beach and great shopping along with lots of great places to eat and drink

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice place to spend the day. It's a nice beach with very pretty views but the sand is coarse. The area has lots of good restaurants like the Cactus cafe. Denman street is nice to walk around. Lot's of local shops, cafes, dessert places. In July, there is annual international fireworks competition right at the beach which is fantastic.

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West End
A hodgepodge of landscapes, the West End combines verdant gardens and blocky modern architecture, with Victorian bits and Edwardian bobs in between. It is a paradise for takeout food, take-away coffee, and perhaps incongruously, some of Vancouver's most languid lines of beachfront. English Bay and Sunset Beach invite swimmers, strollers, and picnic-lovers to take in dusk settling over the water, or to jog along with the sunrise, offering breathtaking views at any time of day. The West End merges together so many looks and flavors probably because it functions a hub: its the leafy pit-stop between nightlife and entertainment venues along Davie Street, and the shopping paradise that is Robson Street, offering visitors beautiful parkland to rest on, and quick, easy food to re-fuel with in between ventures.
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