Fodor's Expert Review Ambleside Park and Beach

Vancouver Beach

Just off Marine Drive at the foot of 13th Street, this long stretch of sand is West Vancouver's most popular beach. There are tennis courts, volleyball nets, and a water park in the summer, as well as superb views of Stanley Park from all along the Seawall. There's also a pitch and putt course and a huge off-leash area for dogs. Just west of the park, the historic Ferry Building is now a small art gallery. A half-hour walk west along the Seawall path takes you to another beach at Dundarave. West Vancouver's Marine Drive continues west to several quiet litte beaches, including (from east to west) West Bay, Sandy Cove, Caulfeild Park, and Kew Beach. Amenities: food and drink; parking; showers; toilets. Best for: sunrise; swimming; walking.

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Argyle Ave. at 13th St.
West Vancouver, British Columbia  V7T 1C2, Canada

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