English Bay First Beach


Park Amenities:
Splash Park

First Beach is located on the sandy shores of English Bay in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The beach is one of the more popular beaches in the city and, due to ease of access, it is also one of the more populated beaches during the summer months.

First Beach is 1 of the 10 sandy beaches spanning a total of 18 kilometres (11 mi.) located on the coastline of English Bay in the City of Vancouver. It is one of many beaches located on Vancouver's Seawall (recreation pathway) and it is one of three sandy beaches located on the 8.8 kilometre stretch of the Seawall which explores Vancouver's premier downtown park - Stanley Park.

First Beach has a long history of beach activity. During the late 1800s and early 1900s the beach was a major gathering destination for events and social gatherings. At the time First Beach was the site of one of the premier bathhouses during that period.

Today, First Beach includes many of the services important to travelers when visiting a beach. There is a concession food and drink vendor, washrooms, change rooms, day use picnic area nearby and a lifeguard on duty between the months of May to September.

Some of the activities enjoyed at the beach include swimming, kayaking, canoeing, sunbathing and volleyball. Kayak rentals and storage units are available on site, as well as, there are two sand volleyball courts and a children's waterslide.

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English Bay First Beach
Beach Avenue

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The main entrance to the English Bay First Beach is off of Beach Avenue between Bidwell and Denman Streets. There is pay parking only and during peak times parking is limited.
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