We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Spanish Banks

4707 Marine Dr NW, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1A1, Canada
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 80.45*
and up
Vancouver Guided Cycling Tour
More Info
US$ 29.01*
and up
Independent Bike Tour of Vancouver
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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%
Travellers talk about
“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
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (425)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

91 - 100 of 374 reviews

Reviewed 23 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 1 January 2016

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
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Spectacular, Especially on a rainy Vancouver day when you are the only one there. (pretty nice when it's sunny out too!) Great views of the mountains and city.

Thank Rickkami
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

If you're going to visit Spanish Banks, be ready to walk around and take in the gorgeous views between the beach and mountains. Also, wear good shoes, so that you can enjoy the walk. The walk will be great year round; however, layer so that...More

Thank ProfAragon
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Beyond Jericho Park beach and its western neighbor, Locarno beach, there is a long, bare beach separated by a ~100 meter wide, grassy belt of open field from a continuous strip of double-wide, parking lots running West all along the sea side of Marine Dr....More

Thank Roberto C
Reviewed 30 November 2015

I love this area . The beaches are huge and clean . There are concession buildings with washrooms strung out along the several beaches although only Spanish Banks East concession is open for business in the winter months. All the washrooms are open every day...More

Thank s c
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
Nearby Restaurants
Provence Mediterranean Grill
106 reviews
1.47 km away
La Brass
22 reviews
1.47 km away
Hime Sushi
36 reviews
1.49 km away
The Galley Patio and Grill
39 reviews
1.02 km away
Nearby Attractions
Jericho Beach
269 reviews
.99 km away
Northwest Marine Drive
12 reviews
.80 km away
Locarno Beach
10 reviews
.43 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Spanish Banks staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines