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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 17 February 2016

If you are a senior make sure to ask for the concession rate, it is $1 cheaper. Usual cost $4.50 Great experience and fun

Thank W9385VWstephenw
Reviewed 9 February 2016

This is a great place to enjoy short order food (not fine dining). The concession is typically open during day light hours during the summer but hours of operation tend to be very erratic during the spring and autumn seasons as the operator of the...More

Thank Renegade225
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Spanish banks is one of the most wonderful locales in beautiful Vancouver! Easy to find, easy to park, and what a relaxing place! There are separated walking and biking paths, volleyball nets set up on the beach in summer, picnic spots, viewing benches, concession stands,...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 28 January 2016

free to park nearby, so for long or short walk-easy. from the waterside you can see the whole north shore, downtown Vancouver and out to see as well a the Ships at anchor. or you can just watch the water

Thank Jill35dg
Reviewed 22 January 2016

My friend showed me this area of Vancouver. It has lovely beaches for long, leisure walks. I took many pictures of the mountains and the Vancouver skyline. This is a great place to sit for a sunrise or sunset. There was driftwood on the beach....More

Thank TravelingOwl13
Reviewed 2 January 2016

People always talk about going to Kits Beach; why? The three connecting beaches, Jericho, Locarno, and Spanish Banks are definitely the way to go and far superior to Kits. We live in East Vancouver but consider the three latter, "our" beaches.

Thank ch0pkins13
Reviewed 31 December 2015

The winding beach area has areas prime for photography of the Vancouver skyline as well as the mountains to the north of the city. While the barges anchored in the bay can be seen as an obstruction to the view they do lend to the...More

Thank JDSoui
Reviewed 26 December 2015

On a sunny Christmas morning this open space with family and dogs was a popular meeting place. A sea otter kept a small crowd busy as he swam ashore with a duck in its mouth, hiding between rocks to despatch it.

Thank maryDyffrynArdudwy
Reviewed 18 December 2015

We went for a stroll on a winter afternoon and enjoyed the great views across the ocean: downtown on the right, West Vancouver in front and the mountains on the left. Incredible place, it must be awesome in summer!

Thank maociu
Reviewed 12 December 2015

This beach is tucked away in a somewhat remote corner of UBC lands, so you should drive or cycle there. The views are well worth the trip, and its a beautiful walk along the beach and walking/cycling trails. The vistas looking north are beautiful, and...More

Thank Relakjack
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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Jericho Beach
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1.04 km away
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15 reviews
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