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English Bay Beach

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Address: 1795 Beach Ave | West End, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1Y9, Canada
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Conveniently located near downtown, this beach is a popular place for...

Conveniently located near downtown, this beach is a popular place for sunbathing.

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The Gem of the City

so often people miss out on English Bay but this is where the sun sets and is perfect for a drink in a pub or walking on the seawall.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Vancouver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

so often people miss out on English Bay but this is where the sun sets and is perfect for a drink in a pub or walking on the seawall.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the places you must to visit once you are in Vancouver. Great place to watch sunset or sunrise. Take a blanket with you and get some sun tan. There is a Robson street 1 min walking distance where you can find many restaurants. The best place to have a dinner and watch the sunset - Cactus... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

when i go to vancouver i always try to ho here. nice place nice restaurants nice beach and quiet and you will like it for sure

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Terrific location to stop and smell the roses....I mean see the sunset. Located near lots of restaurant and bar options.

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San Marino, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

English Bay is a really nice beach in downtown Vancouver, with some ironic sculptures that welcome you in this peaceful area. Go for a walk there because the beaches around, like Second Beach and Sunset Beach, are worth a visit too. The sunset is breathtaking!

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Kamloops, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I have been coming here since I was 5 years old. I love to people watch. I love the fish and chips. I love the sand. I love the smell. But, the water is ice cold. The location is like Waikiki in Hawaii. Such a beautiful spot. Give it a try. Take a walk. Sit in the sand and read... More 

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The view from English Bay never gets old! This landmark is great for visiting not just on crystal clear days, but on cloudy or misty days as well...the mood changes and it is wonderful!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Lots of families, runners, off leash dogs enjoying the trails on wet or sunny days. Sweeping views of North Vancouver, barges awaiting offloading. A spectacular people spot.

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Buderim, Queensland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Vancouver has beautiful beaches and English Bay is so pretty! Come enjoy, walk, play, swim, live like the locals.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We stayed nearby for several days and really enjoyed coming to the beach each day, walking on the seawall, and enjoying the scenery. There are lovely grassy areas, sandy beach, lots of benches and places to sit, people to watch, bike paths... You are also just minutes away from great coffee shops and restaurants of every description. English Bay beach... More 

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West End
A hodgepodge of landscapes, the West End combines verdant gardens and blocky modern architecture, with Victorian bits and Edwardian bobs in between. It is a paradise for takeout food, take-away coffee, and perhaps incongruously, some of Vancouver's most languid lines of beachfront. English Bay and Sunset Beach invite swimmers, strollers, and picnic-lovers to take in dusk settling over the water, or to jog along with the sunrise, offering breathtaking views at any time of day. The West End merges together so many looks and flavors probably because it functions a hub: its the leafy pit-stop between nightlife and entertainment venues along Davie Street, and the shopping paradise that is Robson Street, offering visitors beautiful parkland to rest on, and quick, easy food to re-fuel with in between ventures.
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