Just past Jericho Beach in Kitsilano, as you’re heading west towards Point Grey and UBC, you come to Vancouver’s beautiful sandy Locarno Beach.
This is yet another of a string of stunning sandy beaches lining the coast from Kitsilano to Spanish Banks and beyond.
Beautiful Locarno Beach
What’s special about Locarno Beach? Well, it’s beautiful and sandy, plus it’s on one of Metro Vancouver’s best bicycle and walking path – one that connects Locarno (in the middle) with both Spanish Banks and Jericho beaches.
As with its neighbouring beaches, there are amazing views of English Bay (the body of water, not the beach), the North Shore Mountains and Vancouver in the distance from Locarno Beach.
Locarno is home to six volleyball courts, picnic tables and a concession stand. There is also usually a swimming raft out in the water. There are lifeguards as well, though only from Victoria Day (late May) to Labour Day (early September).
If you like beautiful sandy beaches, you’ll love Locarno (especially in the summer).
To learn more about the beach see the City of Vancouver‘s website.
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- Metro Vancouver’s Top Beaches
- Lower Mainland Summer Activities
- Vancouver’s Best 100 Places
- Parks and Places in Nature
- Festivals & Events Calendar