Jericho beach is located between North ends of Wallace and Discovery Streets, Vancouver B.C. Canada. An entry point to the whole fantastic Point Grey Foreshore that stretches right out to UBC.
It’s a good spot for families because it lies close to a good size parking area, has a canteen where you can buy hot food, several bathrooms, and a large area for picnics. It is a great place for families who wants to a barbecue or picnic. Lifeguards are available during the summer period.
It is also known spot for sailing, windsurfing and sea kayaking. There’s also a fair sized park at Jericho and a nice path through it for walkers, joggers or bikers. The view is really beautiful, as you look across to the North Shore Mountains. Not far from from Jericho Beach is the Jericho Park and is divided into two main parts, the Jericho Park East and Jericho Park West. It is a walking from the car park and it is accessible where you can stroll along the seaside walk. From the edge of the Jericho Park West you can see views of other Vancouver famous beaches such as the English Bay, Stanley Park and the Lighthouse Park.
Another popular beach with fitness bunffs is the trendy Kitsilano Beach. it is located just off Cornwall Avenue, at Arbutus Street. Kitsilano beach has the salt water outdoor Kitsilano Pool and its heated, known as the longest swimming pool (150 meter) in Canada and its open to all swimmers during the summer. Lifeguards are on duty from late May to early September and full shower and bathroom facilities are available. It a great place for people of all ages who likes jogging, walking, biking, stroller-pushing families and sun-bathing. You can take your kids or dogs or just have a romantic walk on the beach. In the distance and you see the city and other shores, West End and Stanley Park. And you can’t beat the view of the snow-capped mountains across the water which are pretty unbelievable sights. There are tennis and basketball courts, playground, pay parking, a concession stand if you want to have a quick bites or you can go to Kits Beach restaurants. In the downtown area, a very popular beach is English Bay. It is located at the west of the downtown peninsula and near the city’s West End residential neighbourhood. It is is right next to Stanley Park. A place for people watching, swimming and sunbathing, biking, and also appealing to people who enjoys a sun-set walk on the beach because the sun sets partly on the water and partly on the mountains.
For the most daring people they can go to Wreck Breach which is Canada’s first and largest, legal, clothing-optional beach. It’s located near the Univesity of British Columbia and you can’t drive right to it because you will have to walk down the steep walking trail that can take up to 45 minutes to walk before you get to the beach itself. There aren’t any concession stands or hotdog stands so you can bring your packs of food, sunscreen and water although it has vendors row offering gourmet fare from falafels to English trifle and buffalo burgers.