Well for our warm weathered friends we will get you all heated up with the thoughts of a warm sandy beach. In the Vancouver region many visitors are unaware that the coastline on the mainland is lined with some great beaches. Yes… it is true it is not all cement and concrete in Vancouver.
Beaches in the Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley region are popular activity destinations during the summer months. And they are not that far off.
The sandy beaches are popular for swimming, beachcombing, sightseeing, sunbathing and for launching marine activities like boating, canoeing, kayaking and water skiing.
The Metro Vancouver beaches are located close enough together that visitors can visit many beaches in one day. Why not go crazy and beach it for the whole day. Life is short so enjoy yourself.
The beaches located throughout the Fraser Valley are community and park based beaches therefore they tend to be separated by longer distances and are considered more as destination beaches.
Each sandy beach destination provides a different experience and an assortment of amenities. It is important to plan your beach destination based on your activities planned during your stay.
Some beaches have many amenities while others are bare bones. Some of the amenities may include day use picnic areas, washrooms, pit toilets, concession stands, boat launches, life guards, change rooms, BBQ pits, showers, sightseeing benches, playgrounds, spray parks, walking trails and/ or campgrounds.
Some of the best beach destinations in the Metro Vancouver area and throughout the Fraser Valley region are:
– First Beach is located in English Bay in Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
– Second and Third Beaches are located in Stanley Park in Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
– Spanish Bank (West, East and Extension Beaches) is located in the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
– Kitsilano Beach is located in the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada near Burrard Street Bridge.
– Jericho Beach is located in the City of Vancouver, BC, Canada.
– Sunset Beach is located at the mouth of False Creek near the neighbourhood of Yaletown in the City of Vancouver, BC, Canada.
– Wreck Beach is located on the grounds of the University of British Columbia in the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
– Ambleside Park beach is located in the community of West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
– South Beach in the Buntzen Recreation Area and White Pine Beach in the Belcarra Regional Park are located in Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada.
– Crescent Beach is located in the small community of Crecent Beach, BC which is located in the southern section of the City of Surrey, BC, Canada.
– Boundary Bay Regional Park Centennial Beach is located near the community of Tsawwassen BC, Canada.
– East Beach and West Beach are located in the community of White Rock, BC, Canada.
– Cultus Lake Provincial Park beach is located southwest of the community of Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada.
– The main beach in the Village of Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada is located on the shores of Harrison Lake.