English Bay and Sunset Beach

Beautiful English Bay and Sunset Beach are convenient to Downtown Vancouver

Palm Trees Lining English Bay Beach Park
Palm Trees Lining English Bay Beach Park cc licensed photo by keepitsurreal

Who says there are no palm trees in Canada? English Bay Beach Park, located at the southern edge of downtown Vancouver's West End, features not only palm trees, but also expansive sandy beaches, beautiful lawns and flowerbeds along with stunning views across the bay.

The park and beach are located right across from the intersection of Davie and Denman Street where you will discover many restaurants and small shops to explore not to mention the ever present hotdog carts.

English Bay is also located on Vancouver's famous seawall which you can follow north all the way around Stanley Park or you can stroll a short distance to the south and find yourself at Sunset Beach with even more long stretches of sandy beach, green lawns, trees and superb views across the bay to Vanier Park and the H.R. MacMillan Space Center.

Activities include swimming and sunbathing, beach volleyball, sightseeing and walking to name a few. Their downtown location makes these beaches easy to get to and well worth visiting during your stay in Vancouver. Be sure to click on the photos tab to see lots of spectacular pictures of this beautiful location.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

English Bay and Sunset Beach Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Address: Beach Ave, Vancouver, BC V6C 3C1, Canada

Phone: (604) 873-7000

Official Website: English Bay and Sunset Beach

English Bay and Sunset Beach Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating I visited the location for the first time to watch the breathtaking sunset. The scenery was magnificent, the sound of the ocean and the birds flying above. Since the weather was nice, i went for a walk. There is a lovely path by the beach which leads to Stanley Park, making it a perfect place for jogging and cycling. Overall,It's an ideal spot for couples to enjoy the sunset together in a romantic setting.
Negin Rahimi - a month ago

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5 Star Rating English bay is a year round beach with plenty of sand and plenty of people. The water is refreshing on a hot summer day but be aware it is also cold because it’s the ocean. During the summer months this place gets packed and although the laws say you can’t drink the park rangers are reasonable and most people do anyways. The restaurants around offer a beautiful view but always have a massive line so be prepared to wait.
Jacob Eggleton - a month ago

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5 Star Rating Great tourist spot. Many eateries on Denman and Davie St. Best is Cactus Club. Always chirpy with people, good for chilling out if you like a spot with more people.
Sehaj Juneja - in the last week

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5 Star Rating Beautiful view of the ocean. Nice path near the beach which leads to Stanley park. Area with lot's of stores, coffee houses and restaurants. There is a unique statue near by.
Gal N - 4 months ago

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5 Star Rating Very nice view and wonderful, beautiful scenery and an awesome walk. Some animals will come up to you like one fella did. Please respect the wildlife and the areas surrounding them.
William Wilson - 4 months ago

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SkyTrain Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Expo LineGranville Station1 Minute
Canada LineYaletown-Roundhouse Station2 Minutes

How to get to English Bay and Sunset Beach by SkyTrain

From Granville Station take the Dunsmuir Street Exit. Walk to your right (East) along Dunsmuir Street to Richards Street and go right on Richards to the bus stop for the #6 Davie Bus. Take this bus to the terminus on Davie Street at Denman Street. English Bay Beach Park is right across the street.

From Yaletown-Roundhouse Station cross Davie Street and find the #C23 Davie bus stop to your left. Take this bus to Bidwell Street. English bay is one block northwest and across the street.

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