English Bay is known locally for being Vancouver’s best downtown beach, but now it appears it’s getting world recognition after being listed among the top 50 beaches in the world by The Guardian.
“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. 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),” reads the local beach’s entry.
A beach in Tofino also made the cut, rolling in at number 33 and ranking in the “best wild and remote” section. Chesterman Beach is home to the famous Wickaninnish Inn on the northern end and The Guardian says “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.”
To read the full list, click here.