Spanish Banks Beach

Spanish Bank East Beach in Vancouver

Located along Northwest Marine Dr west of Tolmie St, Spanish Banks Beach is composed of three distinct sections, east, west, and extension. At low tide, the water is one kilometre off shore.

Features of Spanish Banks Beach

Not permitted: fishing or harvesting of bivalve mollusks (for example, clams, oysters, mussels)

Spanish Banks East

  • On the Seaside Seawall system
  • Concession
  • Public washrooms
  • Barbeques permitted
  • Picnic tables
  • Eight volleyball courts
  • Lifeguards (Victoria Day to Labour Day, late May to early September)
  • Water wheelchair (2 attendants needed to operate, available from Victoria Day to Labour Day)

Spanish Banks West

  • On the Seaside Seawall system
  • Designated quiet beach (amplified sound is not permitted)
  • Concession
  • Public washrooms
  • Barbeques permitted
  • Picnic tables
  • Eight volleyball courts
  • Dog off-leash area (200m west of the building)
  • Lifeguards (Victoria Day to Labour Day, late May to early September)
  • Water wheelchair (2 attendants needed to operate, available from Victoria Day to Labour Day)

Spanish Banks Extension

  • On the Seaside Seawall system
  • Barbeques permitted
  • Dog off-leash area
  • Kiteboarding launch zone

Things to do at Spanish Banks Beaches

Vancouver Parks and Rec is ready to dive into another outdoor pool and beach season

May 18 2022 - We will open two of our outdoor pools, and staff beaches with lifeguards to help people enjoy time in and around the city’s waters this summer.

Park Board approves plans to expand Alcohol in Parks program and pilot alcohol on beaches

April 25 2023 - From this summer, Vancouver's residents and visitors will be able to enjoy alcoholic beverages at more parks and beaches.

Help keep Vancouver’s Canada goose population in check

March 27 2023 - With a booming Canada geese population wreaking havoc on the city’s greenspaces, we are asking for your help in keeping their numbers in check.

Savour the convenience of mobile ordering with the new VanEats app

August 3 2023 - Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Vancouver Civic Theatres, is pleased to announce the launch of the VanEats app.

Dog off-leash areas

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