Sunset Beach


Located at the mouth of False Creek, on Beach Ave between Bute St and Thurlow St, Sunset Beach is a less populated beach close to the West End and downtown Vancouver. It is close to the Vancouver Aquatic Centre and has access to the False Creek Ferry pier.

COVID-19 update: beaches

June 22, 2020: Lifeguards are not on duty at Vancouver beaches while the Park Board reviews how to protect swimmers and staff from the risk of COVID-19.

Anyone who enters the water does so at their own risk. In the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1.

Supervised swimming zones are expected to open for eight weeks beginning July 13, 11:30am to 8:30pm.

Features at Sunset Beach

  • On the Stanley Park Seawall system
  • Concession
  • Public washrooms
  • Designated quiet beach
  • Access to the False Creek Ferry pier
  • Pay parking
  • Lifeguards between Victoria Day and Labour Day (late May to early September)

Things to do at Sunset Beach

Dog off-leash areas

Find all of Vancouver’s dog parks and off-leash areas, whether in your neighbourhood or along the water.

Vancouver Aquatic Centre

The Vancouver Aquatic Centre is an indoor pool located in downtown Vancouver. Length: 50m. Diving board, diving tower, rope swing, slide, sauna, whirlpool, wheelchair accessible. 1050 Beach Ave, Vancouver, BC. 604-665-3424.


Vancouver has many options for playing volleyball. Find out about using indoor and outdoor volleyball courts, joining a volleyball league, or taking a volleyball course or workshop.


Enjoy one of Vancouver's most popular destinations and take advantage of all there is to do and see along the Seawall! Download the map and learn more about this scenic path lining the city waterfront.

Parking fees (2020)

Type  Rate 
Hourly  $3.60 
Daily  $13.30 

Beach parking lot fees are effective 6am to 10pm unless otherwise posted.

​ Overnight parking is not permitted.

The parking lot is managed by EasyPark