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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.
  • 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
"howe sound"
in 5 reviews
"rain or shine"
in 5 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 6 reviews
"bike ride"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 8 April 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 17 March 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 15 March 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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Reviewed 23 January 2018

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
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

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
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Reviewed 4 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
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Reviewed 23 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
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Reviewed 10 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
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Reviewed 10 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
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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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