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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“low tide” (45 reviews)
“great beach” (27 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
4707 Marine Dr NW, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1A1, Canada
West Point Grey
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

Great place to go for a walk, a bike ride, get some sun, feel the cool ocean breeze, sit and watch it all go by!

Thank notjustclassicrock
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We pulled into spanish banks on a cloudy spring day and the walk could`t have been more wonderful. It was peaceful and quiet the sparrows were singing and our views were awesome, even when it started to sprinkle we just kept on walking it was...More

Thank Mariagrey
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Easy walk through some Canadian forest. A lot of work has been done to restore the integrity of the stream the walk folĺows. Excellent signposting and other walks to explore.

Thank Deirdre R
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We decided to spend the day at Spanish Banks. The scenery unbeatable. If you like the beach and ocean a great way to spend the day walking biking eating your lunch and enjoying the scenery. Great place to visit year round rain or shine.

Thank Sandy11653
Reviewed 26 April 2017

sea side swimming. nice sandy beach. Keep going west for the clothing optional Wreck Beach. Several concession stands, get there early for parking

Thank bigjim5551212
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This is a great spot to take a walk or go for a bike ride. It's a very popular spot for both locals and tourists in Vancouver, which makes sense with both it's great views and beach access. I highly recommend making a stop here...More

Thank WorldTravel2192
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Enjoyed an evening out while the tide was out. Breezy but fun and interesting to see what the tide brought in.

Thank Valerie F
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The name is really The Spanish Bank. No Captain Cook nor Captain Vancouver were the first Europeans gere. It was Captain Galiano and this destination represented the northern most reach of the Spanish Realm. Cook bumped into Galiano in this arwa and the two exchanged...More

1  Thank Neville W
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Always a great place to stop, relax and take in the views. You can take a walk along the gravel path. In the summer you can get refreshments. Enjoy French fries while wiggling your toes in the sand

Thank Teresa W
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This beach is one of the best places to go sailing of skim boarding. Plan out the tides so you get to enjoy this beach to its fullest. There is a concession stand and lots of places to explore. Bring a packed lunch and enjoy...More

Thank peterknight54
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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La Brass
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Hime Sushi
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Takumi Japanese Restaurant
7 reviews
1.54 km away
Nearby Attractions
Jericho Beach
270 reviews
.99 km away
Northwest Marine Drive
12 reviews
.80 km away
Locarno Beach
10 reviews
.43 km away
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