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Third Beach

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Address: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Beautiful beach with spectacular sunsets and picture-postcard views of...

Beautiful beach with spectacular sunsets and picture-postcard views of Vancouver Island.

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Nice Time at Second Beach

We visited Third Beach on our day we visited Stanley Park. The views are very nice from this area. Its a nice beach area for enjoying a picnic. There were lots of bikes as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We visited Third Beach on our day we visited Stanley Park. The views are very nice from this area. Its a nice beach area for enjoying a picnic. There were lots of bikes as well. Since I personally liked 2nd Beach more, I rated it as Very Good. It is a natural sandy beach.

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Pickering, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Another great reason to walk the seawall track round Stanley Park. Stopped for a little while. Dipped my feet in the water (cold) and sat and watched people enjoying themselves.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We came across Third Beach as we walked around the seawall at Stanley Park. It is smaller than the other two beaches and was very busy the Saturday afternoon we visited. Lots of bikes and we thought the sea wasn't all that clean. Interesting stone sculptures on the shore just a little further north, which were worth seeing (not sure... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Of the 3 public beaches along English Bay (English Bay, Second Beach & Third Beach) Third Beach does not have the amenities that the other two beaches provide. The beach is not as large nor inviting, the parking lot is smaller however there is a food concession and washrooms. One needs to navigate a long flight of stairs to access... More 

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Sydney, Aust
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Nice view and this is a peaceful place to go to enjoy the water. Right along the shore they have big tree trunks to sit on, so you dont have to sit on the sand, which is good because it doesn't look inviting to sit on, its a dirty brown colour. Peaceful to sit and watch the water.

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Mission, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Back when I was a teenager, last century, Third Beach was the place to go. Nice sand, lots of teens, pretty easy access with or without a car. We were in Vancouver and drove down to Stanley Park to kill some time. We ended up @ Third Beach. It was mid week September so not many people and no bikinis... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Third beach is a little further out from the city along the sea wall at Stanley park and because it is further away it tends to be a little more peaceful A nice stop on a walk or cycle around the Sea Wall and with a cafe and washrooms just up from the beach via steps .

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Gatineau, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I used to live in Vancouver from 2001-2004 and third beach was a place my friends and I would visit from time to time. All of the beaches in Vancouver have such beautiful views of the mountains and the ocean. Vancouver is a world class city and their beaches have beautiful views.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Third Beach is that place that is just hard enough to get to that keeps it special. It is less busy than most Vancouver beaches but offers a less busy retreat from it all because it is a bit more of an effort to get there. It is very beautiful and a nice respite from the city yet it's right... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We went here one night just to relax and watch the scenery and let the kids have fun. The sunset was amazing here. It was quiet and peaceful. Nice clean sandy beach. The washrooms weren't the cleanest.

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Stanley Park is Vancouver's premier spot to get up close and personal with nature and animals. The grassy expanse offers outdoor teahouses and stunning views, beachfront hideaways and splash parks. It is a typical getaway spot for friends and families, especially as it is home to Vancouver's aquarium, and some of its best equestrian outlets.
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