Third Beach, Vancouver

4.4
#6 of 8 in Beaches in Vancouver
Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Get away from the crowds at Third Beach, an expansive and tranquil stretch of coastline. Taking a long walk or simply relax on one of the many logs scattered along the sand. While an adjacent beach offers a livelier, family-friendly hangout, this one remains secluded, frequented mostly by picnicking locals. Bring a barbecue and sit back to enjoy the waves and gentle sea breeze. The abundant trees surrounding the beach enhance the sense of remoteness, blocking noise from the thoroughfare overhead. Rent a bike from a nearby shop and cycle along the seawall; bring bike lights if you plan to stay on after dark. Before you head to Vancouver, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Vancouver trip itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Vancouver has to offer, including Third Beach.
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  • Described by Vancouver’s Best Places as “an impressive beach,” Third Beach is located along the western shore of Stanley Park. Because it is part of the Seawall system, the beach is accessible via...  more »
  • This beach, in Stanley Park, is on the western shore, and provides views of outer English Bay, the North Shore, and the Gulf Islands. The sand is great for walking, tanning, or swimming, although the....  more »
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  • We live locally and love this sandy beach. The beach is well used by the locals and visitors of Stanley Park. We came here on a sunny day in March. The beach scene was a mix of people wearing winter jackets and beach attire! There was plenty of parking during the weekday and finding parking is a bit of a hassle during the weekends. The cost of all-day parking is $13 in Stanley Park.
  • Cool beach stop! Very fun and easy to get to. There's a few cool cafe spots too, definitely recommend coming here in the summer.
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