English Bay Beach, Vancouver

#3 of 8 in Beaches in Vancouver
Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Soak in the sun’s rays or go for a refreshing dip in the sea at English Bay Beach. Located on the city’s west end, the popular Vancouver beach invites visitors to soft golden sands, which meet calm waters lined with boats parked offshore. The bustling beach was home to the city’s first official lifeguard, and remains patrolled today. Facilities at the beach include kayak rental shops, two volleyball courts, swimming rafts with large slides, a beachfront cafe, and beach wheelchairs for handicapped visitors. Using our world travel planner, Vancouver attractions like English Bay Beach can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Create an itinerary including English Bay Beach
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

English Bay Beach reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
513 reviews
  • Established in 1893, English Bay Beach has been described as “one of Canada’s best urban beaches” by Lonely Planet and as the city’s “most central, urban and arguably most exotic beach” by...  more »
  • We like going to English Bay, it has a great vibe. Cool hangout to see sunset by the water. We could spend more time there but it is too crowded for comfort  more »
  • Honda Celebration of Lights is the event you should not miss if you are in Vancouver this time of the year happens in every year in summer to be specific July last week and August first week..
  • This is a beautiful location for spending time on the beach, watching sunsets, swimming and partying. Also, this is where you view the fireworks in the summer.

Plan your trip to Vancouver

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.