Not one but TWO Vancouver beaches named top 20 in World's Best City Beaches

Nov 27 2018, 12:36 am

Move over, Bondi Beach. You’re old news, Miami Beach. Copacabana? So yesterday.

… Kidding, those are still the top three city beaches in the world, BUT guess which Vancouver beaches snagged the number 16 and 18 spots?!

According to FlightNetwork’s extensive catalogue of the World’s Best Beaches, Kitsilano Beach is named #16 and Spanish Banks is #18 on the list of the World’s Top 50 City Beaches, culminated with input of over 1,200 travel experts.

Right in the backyard of our Daily Hive HQ, Kitsilano and Spanish Banks are two of only four North American beaches to crack the top 50 on this list, so we should be very proud. And it’s true, with wide stretches of sand, tree-lined promenades, and a backdrop of the Vancity skyline against the mountain peaks, Kits Beach and Spanish Banks are absolutely fantastic options for city beaches.

In the winter, they’re beautiful places to stroll along the seawall and catch a (4:30 pm) sunset, and in the summer, they’re home to the best people watching in the city. We’re looking at you, slackliners, acro yogis, and beach volleyballers with bodies of gods.

 

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“Many of the world’s most stunning beaches rest on the border of great cities. These beaches are often hubs of a city’s entertainment and culture, offering a vibrant collection of bustling activity, culinary treats, and stunning landscapes. To ensure your metropolitan travels are a success, we’ve created a list of the 50 best city beaches in the world,” wrote FlightNetwork.

Here is the full list of the World’s Top 50 City Beaches, according to FlightNetwork:

  1. Bondi Beach, New South Wales
  2. Miami Beach, Florida
  3. Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro
  4. Barceloneta Beach, Catalonia
  5. Waikiki Beach, Honolulu
  6. Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro
  7. Clifton Beach, Cape Town
  8. Playa de la Conchi, San Sebastian
  9. Kuta Beach, Bali
  10. Clearwater Beach, Florida
  11. Surfers Paradise Beach, Queensland
  12. Manly Beach, New South Wales
  13. Nice Beach, Nice
  14. Jumeirah Beach, Dubai
  15. Kaputas Beach, Antalya
  16. Kitsilano Beach, British Columbia
  17. Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia
  18. Spanish Banks Beach, British Columbia
  19. Unawatuna Beach, Sri Lanka
  20. South Beach, Durban
  21. Praia Dona Ana, Faro
  22. Kovalam Beach, Kerela
  23. Umhlanga Beach, Natal
  24. Nha Trang Beach, Vietnam
  25. Nissi Beach, Napa
  26. Kiwengwa Beach, Zanzibar
  27. Brighton Beach, England
  28. Banana Beach, Tel Aviv
  29. Cleopatra Beach, Alanya
  30. Caye Caulker, Belize
  31. Karon Beach, Thailand
  32. Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
  33. Kite Beach, Abu Dhabi
  34. Eilat Beach, Eilat
  35. Narva-Joesuu, Narva
  36. Siloso Beach, Singapore
  37. Agadir City Beach, Agadir
  38. Malagueta Beach, Andalusia
  39. Tanjung Aan Beach, Lombok
  40. Sunshine Beach, Noosa Queensland
  41. Spiaggia Baia Verge di Gallipoli, Salento, Puglia
  42. Beirut Beach, Lebanon
  43. Balota Beach, Bulgaria
  44. Netanya Beach, Netanya
  45. La Grande Plage, Biarritz City
  46. Patong Beach, Thailand
  47. Tossa de Mar Beach, Costa Brava, Catalonia
  48. Sopot Beach, Polish Riviera
  49. Mamaia Beach, Constanta
  50. Quy Nhon Beach, Binh Ding province
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