Locarno Beach

  • Locarno Beach - Canada
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  • Locarno Beach - Canada
    © Jeff Hitchcock / CC BY Pinterest

Locarno Beach is on the Stanley Park Seawall just 7 km west of downtown Vancouver. It runs from Spanish Banks in the west to Jericho Pier and Park to the east.

This beautiful sandy beach is shaded by stands of tall evergreen trees and within sight of the high-rise architecture of the city. It was named after the Swiss city of Locarno where a peace treaty was signed in 1925.

Swimming is popular on Locarno Beach and there are lifeguards on duty in summer. There is a red and yellow flag system in the supervised swimming zones indicating swimming conditions.

The beach has soft clean sand and logs for sitting on or leaning against. Locarno is a designated quiet beach so no amplified music is permitted. It has free parking, toilets, concessions for refreshments and several volleyball courts. There are picnic tables nearby and a swimming raft for sunbathing and diving, moored just offshore.

Walk along the seawall enjoying the breeze and watch the windsurfers and stand-up paddleboarders. Other popular activities at Locarno Beach include sunbathing, picnicking, whale-watching, birdwatching and fishing.

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