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Sunset Beach in English Bay, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Sunset Beach in English Bay, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Sunset Beach is actually two smaller beaches in English Bay.  There are lifeguards on duty during the summer.  It is not as busy as English Bay, Second, and Third beaches.  There is a concession stand and showers at Sunset Beach.

Sunset Beach is good for sunbathing and swimming.  There is lots of sand to lay out on and some logs to lean up against.  However, it is frequently closed for swimming in the summer due to high ecoli counts.

Across the street from the beach is a large grass area typically referred to as Sunset Beach park.  Annually, events such as the Pride festival, free Vancouver Symphony Orchestra performance and 420 Cannabis protest take place here.

There is a Concession Stand and Washrooms at Sunset Beach.

Sunset Beach park plaque in English Bay, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The plaque says:

Sunset Beach Park

Sunset Beach Park, established in 1959, completed the dream of a continuous strip of public waterfront between Stanley Park and the head of False Creek.  Cottages and apartment buildings had lined the water side of Beach Avenue since the city's early years.

In 1941, businessman George C. Reifel traded a crucial 198 foot strip of property at the foot of Bute Street to the city for property elsewhere, enabling the plan to move forward.  The last building on the waterfront, the 1928 Crystal Pool at the foot of Jervis, was demolished once the Vancouver Aquatic Centre opened in 1974.

Sponsored by the Reifel Family

Vancouver Heritage Foundation, Canada, Vancouver 125

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Sunset Beach in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Sunset Beach in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Sunset Beach in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Sunset Beach in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Sunset Beach in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Sunset Beach in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Where is Sunset Beach in Vancouver?

Sunset beach is on Beach Avenue between Thurlow Street and Bute Street in Vancouver, BC, Canada.  This is near the Burrard Street Bridge.

Where can you park for Sunset Beach in Stanley Park?

Above Ceperley Park parking lot in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The Sunset Beach parking lot has been closed to cars since a dedicated bicycle lane was put in on Beach Ave.  There is pay street parking on the nearby streets.  There is a large pay parking lot on the east side of the Vancouver Aquatic Centre which is just east of Sunset Beach.

What else is located near Sunset Beach in Stanley Park?

Sunset Beach is right on the English Bay Seawall.  The Vancouver Aquatic Centre is next to Sunset Beach.

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