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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.
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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favourite places to go in Vancouver as a local with my family. Amazing view of the sunset!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank macklyallskuce
Reviewed 4 February 2019

Went for a walk and was one of the best sunset of my life. A lot of people running and walking with their dogs. Just love it. Now I am planning to move to Vancouver hehehe such a nice city. Thanks Vancouver

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Yin V
Reviewed 3 February 2019

Don't miss the miles of trails..walk up the road to the UBC campus and the Anthropology Museum. You can also golf at the UBC course.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 765John765
Reviewed 27 December 2018

Being here at low tide is a cool experience. The flats go waaaay out and dogs love to run about! The water quality varies greatly. It may be swimmable or not.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank KathrynST
Reviewed 12 December 2018

I used to live about 15 min by car from it. It was my go to place with my dog during beautiful summer days. Love the beautiful off leash dog park. although it is always weird to have people insisting on using the park for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LLa L
Reviewed 13 November 2018

You cannot believe the energy that fills your soul when you walk and play along Spanish Banks. We love to head to the beach at any time of the year; you will too. Now, parking is free so everything feels easy

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Susan C
Reviewed 12 November 2018

you want to feel the COOOOLLLLLDDD fresh air during the morning run - GO here I didn't realize until I froze myself but the view and scenary is just gorgeous

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Vishnu R
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Long spacious beach, sandy, connects to other beaches. There is room for the entire family. Shade in some areas thanks to the trees and grass even.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Judith K
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Just love this beach of Vancouver. Really easy to reach when you drive down.Beautiful place. Take a long walk down there.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JaySN12
Reviewed 1 October 2018

It was a good bright breezy afternoon after a visit from UBC campus. This is such a nice place located along Northwest Marine Dr. During my visit, it was low tide, you could see the water maybe around half kilometer off shore. You could walk...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank snavi153
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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
...More
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