Third Beach

Third Beach at Ferguson Point in Stanley Park in Vancouver

Located at Ferguson Point in Stanley Park, Third Beach is a naturally sandy beach surrounded by trees that shield dippers and tanners from urban noise. This is a great beach for quiet bathing, picnics, and watching sunsets.

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 Third Beach

  • On the Stanley Park Seawall system
  • Concession
  • Public washrooms
  • Barbeques allowed (subject to restrictions)
  • Lifeguards from Victoria Day to Labour Day (late May to early September)
  • Pay parking

Things to to at Third Beach


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.

Things to do in Stanley Park


Whether you're young or young-at-heart, enjoy countless activities and opportunities to have fun and play. Pack your swimsuit, a picnic, a putter, and a tennis racket!

Ride the Stanley Park Train

Learn where to catch the train, how to buy tickets, and find information about hours of operation, special seasonal events, and admission.


It is easy to be enchanted by the history and natural beauty of Stanley Park. Find out your options to take an organized tour, or explore the park on your own.

Dine at Stanley Park

Dine at one of the park's restaurants while enjoying views of the ocean and the ambience of the forest.


EasyPark manages parking lots throughout Vancouver, including lots in parks, beaches, and theatres.

Find parking lots and pricing by visiting the EasyPark website.

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