Sunset Beach

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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.

What's happeningEnglish Bay Barge

A barge became stranded at Sunset Beach during a windstorm on November 15, 2021.

The barge owner's representative has contracted Vancouver Pile Driving Ltd. (VanPile) to carry out the barge's deconstruction and removal.

For more information about this third-party work, visit VanPile's project website englishbaybarge.ca .

Features at Sunset Beach

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

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

Parking​​

  • No general parking available beginning May 21, 2021
  • General parking is available at the Jervis parking lot at Jervis St and Beach Ave. EasyPark manages parking lots in Vancouver's parks, beaches, and theatres. For parking information, hours of operation, and fees visit EasyPark
  • Parking is reserved for accessible parking (five stalls) and reserved parking for concessions staff, lifeguards, and the EV charging station

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.

Volleyball

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.

Seawall

Find information about Vancouver’s seawall – where it is, what to see and do along the Seawall, and a map of the Seawall.