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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

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Sassamatt
Reviewed 12 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 7 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
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Spanish banks is a vast expanse of shallow beach, where you can walk for an hour on the tidal flats when the tide is out. It's fabulous place to walk rain or shine, 12 months of the year, with spectacular views of the North Shore...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

If you follow the seaside pathway/bike trail from the foot of Burrard Street around Coal Harbor, Stanley Park, English Bay and across to Kitsilano - you are on your way, heading west, to Spanish Banks. The end of seaside pathway is approximately 9 km from...More

Thank bksmith2017
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

The views at Spanish Banks are to die for. It doesn't get much better than this anywhere in the world. Bucket list. Xx

Thank twistedfoodlover
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Went there to hopefully have a swim but found that the tide was out and you needed to walk a long distance out of of the beach to get to the water. So unfortunately no swimming. However, this did not stop us having a great...More

Thank Clifford M
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Took an afternoon to sit at the beach read a book and enjoy the views. The parking was free once I found a spot. The park has vast green space with volleyball nets and picnic spots with BBQs. The tide when low provides a great...More

Thank Canadianswhotravel16
Reviewed 30 June 2017

huge beach and perfect for after-work family relaxation picnic. we've been on a weekday, and I can only imagine crowds of people on the week-end. but on a weekday evening the place is pretty empty. if you stay to watch sunset - it is truly...More

Thank SS_and_AD
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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