Volleyball players at Kitsilano Beach

Beaches

Beach closure

English Bay and Locarno Beach are closed for swimming until further notice because of high E coli levels present in the water. 

Vancouver Coastal Health provides regular water quality reports and current sample counts exceed the safe level for swimming. Find out more from Vancouver Coastal Health 

Tides are predicted for the next seven days by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. View the tide tables

Vancouver's public beaches and waterfront access make it among the most liveable cities in the world.

Our nine beaches – eight by the ocean, one by a freshwater lake – offer 18 km of beautiful outdoor space to sunbathe, swim, play sports, and picnic.

Find a beach

Accessible beaches

The Park Board has Mobi-Mats and water wheelchairs for people with mobility challenges to enjoy beaches and pools.

English Bay Beach

English Bay Beach located along Beach Ave between Gilford St and Bidwell St, is the most populated beach area in Vancouver's downtown area.

Jericho Beach

Jericho Beach is on the north side of Jericho Park at the west end of Point Grey Rd between Wallace St and Discovery St.

Kitsilano Beach

Kitsilano Beach, known as "Kits" Beach, is located on Cornwall Ave at the north end of Yew St.

Locarno Beach

Locarno Beach is located at the west side of Jericho Park on Northwest Marine Dr between Discovery St and Tolmie St.

Second Beach

Second Beach in Stanley Park is located at the junction of Stanley Park Dr and North Lagoon Dr next to Second Beach Pool.

Spanish Banks Beach

Located along Northwest Marine Dr west of Tolmie St, Spanish Banks Beach is composed of three distinct sections, east, west, and extension.

Sunset Beach

Located on Beach Ave between Bute St and Thurlow St, Sunset Beach is a less populated beach close to the West End and downtown Vancouver.

Third Beach

Located at Ferguson Point in Stanley Park, Third Beach is a naturally sandy beach.

Trout Lake Beach

Trout Lake Beach is at the south end of Trout Lake in John Hendry Park at Victoria Dr and East 19th Ave.

Map of Vancouver beaches

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False Creek

The waters of False Creek are great for paddling and boating, but not swimming. Use public sewage pump-outs for your boat.

The accompanying Seawall and Seaside Greenway form the world's longest uninterrupted waterfront path and are perfect for walking, running, cycling, and picnicking.