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

Official Website: English Bay and Sunset Beach

Fee: No

Category: Parks

Address: 1700 Beach Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6E 1V3


Yelp Rating:
4.5 out of 5 4.5 Star Rating
Based on 68 Reviews.

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5 Star Rating Great beach to come and have lunch at or a coffee from a nearby shop. It's great for people watching. The beach is clean and full of oysters and purple... Read More

Chad D. Dec-19-2021

5 Star Rating Vancouver's landmark! This is a world class beach that is right in the West End of Downtown Vancouver, come during early spring to enjoy the fresh ocean... Read More

Andrew W. Apr-07-2020

5 Star Rating Never get tired walking here. So many things and people to see. Nice when it's sunny. Nice when it's rainy. So many dogs to say hi to. Never too crowded.... Read More

Kenneth W. Mar-18-2019

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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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This awesome drone video captures stunning visuals of English Bay and Sunset Beach on a beautiful summer evening

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