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Two Beaches From B.C. Named Among The Best In The World


The Guardian has revealed their list of the top 50 beaches in the world chosen by readers, and it comes as no surprise that two of the beaches are situated right here in British Columbia.

Vancouver’s English Bay made the list at #47, and Vancouver Island’s Chesterman Beach came in at #33. The two are the only Canadian beaches that made the list.

English Bay received praise for its vibrant atmosphere, and calming sunsets.

“By day, English Beach Bay sands are a mecca for families and volleyball players, but it really comes into its own at dusk. It’s then that Vancouverites stroll in to sit on the huge blanched logs that wash up here and gaze out at the sunsets, glass or guitar in hand,” it reads.

The beach also picked up points for convenience and fireworks.

“West End’s coffee shops and the iconic Stanley Park are within easy reach, and it’s a prime spot for watching the fireworks on Canada Day (1 July). The Beach Bay Cafe has locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, sustainable seafood and cocktails.”


Chesterman beach in Tofino topped English Bay with its WestCoast edge.

“It’s the kind of place where you might see kids pedalling along barefoot with a surfboard under one arm. With a bit of luck, and keen eyesight, you might spot orcas out beyond the breakers.”

The recognition is nothing new for English Bay, which has racked up numerous spotlight over the years. Kitsilano Beach is also one of the top destinations in the city, often being named as one of the sexiest beaches in North America.

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