English Bay Beach, Vancouver

4.5
#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
512 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
  • Love this area of Vancouver. There is a reason there are songs written about English Bay. Beautiful view of ocean and mountains.  more »
Google
  • 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.
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Vancouver

See all ›
4.8
Duration: 5h 30 min
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Vancouver

4.5
Duration: 8 hours
4.1
Duration: 4 hours
4.9
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Vancouver

4.5
Duration: 2 hours
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Vancouver

4.6
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Vancouver

See all ›
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Nearby attractions in Vancouver

4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
3.7
Duration: 30 minutes
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
4.6
Duration: 3 hours