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  • 1. Kitsilano Beach

    Kitsilano | Beach–Sight

    West of the southern end of the Burrard Bridge, Kits Beach is the city's busiest beach—Frisbee tossers, beach volleyball players, and sleek...Read More

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  • 2. Stanley Park Beaches

    Stanley Park | Beach–Sight

    There are two fine beaches accessed from Stanley Park, with other unnamed sandy spots dotted along the seawall. The most popular with families...Read More

  • 3. Ambleside Park and Beach


    West of the Lions Gate Bridge, this long stretch of sand is West Vancouver's most popular beach. There are tennis courts, volleyball nets, and...Read More

  • 4. English Bay Beach

    West End | Beach–Sight

    The city's best-known beach, English Bay, lies just to the east of Stanley Park's southern entrance. A long stretch of golden sand, a waterslide...Read More

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  • 5. Jericho Beach

    Point Grey | Beach–Sight

    Home to the Jericho Sailing Centre, this Point Grey beach is popular for windsurfing and kayaking (rentals are available), especially at the...Read More

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  • 6. Lonsdale Quay


    Stalls selling fresh produce and ready-to-eat food fill the lower level of this popular indoor seaside market, and upstairs there are boutiques...Read More

  • 7. Spanish Banks Beaches

    Point Grey | Beach–Sight

    The Spanish Banks and Locarno beaches form a sandy chain, and have huge expanses of sunbathing sand backed by wide lawns full of picnic tables...Read More

  • 8. Whytecliff Park


    West Vancouver residents are fond of leaping from the cliffs along this rocky beach for a quick, cheap thrill. This calm cove is usually good...Read More

  • 9. Wreck Beach

    Point Grey | Beach–Sight

    Clothing-optional Wreck Beach is in Pacific Spirit Regional Park, accessible via Trail 6—a winding staircase of 483 steps that's near the University...Read More

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