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

Some attractions may have reduced hours or be closed due to COVID-19. Please verify opening hours with the attraction before visiting.

Category: Beaches

Address: Beach Avenue
Between Thurlow and Bute
Vancouver, BC
Canada

Reviews

Yelp Rating:
4.5 out of 5 4.5 Star Rating
Based on 27 Reviews.

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5 Star Rating Duck yeah this beach is amazing. One of the best kept secrets for sure. Let the tourists go to English Bay. Sunset beach is a lot more low key and chill.... Read More

Christine B. Jan-12-2020

5 Star Rating This beach is less congested than English Bay. I had no idea that this beach is by itself. It's great for BBQ and or just to come here to relax. I am... Read More

Denise W. Aug-04-2019

5 Star Rating This is beautiful, there are ferries on the water for hire, rowers on sculls, big beautiful bridges spanning the water, a small, if somewhat sad looking... Read More

D B. Mar-15-2020

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Directions

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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