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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“low tide” (46 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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1 - 10 of 380 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent the day at this park with family, and our dogs: we had a bbq:, tossed a frisbee and football around. The tide was out so took the dogs out, and let them run: walked almost out to the freighters in the Fraser. Couldn’d Believe...More

Thank alan m
Reviewed 1 week ago

The path along the water enables one to enjoy the fresh breeze and beautiful views. At the far end of the walk is even an area for dogs to be able to romp and enjoy taking a dip at the beach.

Thank Oscar H
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We went for a walk along the banks after dinner and realized that we needed to do this more often. it is so relaxing and peaceful particularly in the early fall when the crowds have died down to nothing. ah the beauty of the walk...More

Thank Joel K
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Spanish Banks Beach is the last of three of the southwest beaches that surround Vancouver's outer harbour. Along the beach is a pebble pathway that keeps you close to the shore and in full view of both the water and the skyline. This pathway is...More

Thank Sassamatt
Reviewed 12 September 2017

If anything, this beach has improved since my youth, and provides a great place to sunbathe or swim, then rest your head against one of the logs to take it the panoramic view of Burrard Inlet, Vancouver itself and the Coast range mountains. There are...More

Thank Edward S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Have had a few family gatherings here on the most westerly part of the park. Dogs can go off leash here. Also they allow kitesurfing on the western portion of the beach- you will see them when it is windy! Check the tide tables, it...More

Thank travellingfamily98
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Spanish banks is a vast expanse of shallow beach, where you can walk for an hour on the tidal flats when the tide is out. It's fabulous place to walk rain or shine, 12 months of the year, with spectacular views of the North Shore...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

If you follow the seaside pathway/bike trail from the foot of Burrard Street around Coal Harbor, Stanley Park, English Bay and across to Kitsilano - you are on your way, heading west, to Spanish Banks. The end of seaside pathway is approximately 9 km from...More

Thank bksmith2017
Reviewed 17 July 2017 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

Thank twistedfoodlover
Reviewed 17 July 2017

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

Thank Clifford M
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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