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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
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4707 Marine Dr NW, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1A1, Canada
West Point Grey
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views at Spanish Banks are to die for. It doesn't get much better than this anywhere in the world. Bucket list. Xx

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there to hopefully have a swim but found that the tide was out and you needed to walk a long distance out of of the beach to get to the water. So unfortunately no swimming. However, this did not stop us having a great...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took an afternoon to sit at the beach read a book and enjoy the views. The parking was free once I found a spot. The park has vast green space with volleyball nets and picnic spots with BBQs. The tide when low provides a great...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

huge beach and perfect for after-work family relaxation picnic. we've been on a weekday, and I can only imagine crowds of people on the week-end. but on a weekday evening the place is pretty empty. if you stay to watch sunset - it is truly...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At low tide you can walk almost a kilometer on the sand bar. It's very tranquil and peaceful here. A great place to sunbathe, read a book, meditate, do yoga, or just relax. So close to the city, yet feels like being in the country!...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

My favorite beach in Vancouver. Love watching the tides. Not as packed as Kits beach and even more breathtaking. Water seems cleaner than at English Bay or Kits Beach, but it's still vancouver so don't expect clear turquoise water lol.

Reviewed 8 June 2017

This is part of the long coast line of Vancouver, right after Jericho. It is the last 'beach' area before wreck beach (clothing optional beach) at the University. Spanish banks offers you lots of places to play volleyball, seat by the logs, and watch the...More

Reviewed 2 June 2017

Whether the weather is cooperating or not, there is always something to do or something to see at Spanish Banks. Since we are approaching summer, it is a great place to relax and put a blanket on the sand and simply enjoy the beach and...More

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!

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

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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