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

Regular 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


Rated 4.7 out of 5English Bay Beach Star Rating

4 Star Rating Very busy beach with a gorgeous sunset. Loads of people sit on tree trunks and play loud music. It’s not a relaxing spot but nice to see people having fun, playing volleyball etc.
Pamela Tsang - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating What better than listening to the ocean and enjoying the sunshine at English Bay Beach! Whether you want to go for a jog, meditate or do yoga on the beach, or goof around and let the mind wander … the options are limitless! A must go if visiting downtown Vancouver.
Kaman Kwok - 2 months ago

5 Star Rating What a place! Beautiful sunsets, you have the beach, water, mountains in one view! Cannot ask for more within city limits💯 A lot of fancy restaurants and bar in the area too! Great place for walks and chilling!
yash shah - 4 months ago

5 Star Rating Beautiful view of the nature. My favorite spot to watch sunset.The bad thing is the smell of weed in the evening. Yet, the location is worth a visit and you will not regret. The benches can be fully occupied in that prime time, so bringing a mattres and sitting on a sand is a great alternatives.
Jennifer Linh Nguyen - 2 months ago

Accommodations near English Bay and Sunset Beach:


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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