Stanley Park Seawall on Third Beach looking toward the North Shore Mountains covered in snow during the winter months.
Stanley Park's Third Beach is its most sheltered beach. Overlooking English Bay, the North Shore Mountains and the boroughs of West Vancouver and Point Grey, it offers a true West Coast experience of quietness and serenity while overlooking the views that make the city such a popular destination.
The Beach offers many amenities throughout the year and during the summer exclusively. As a swimming beach, lifeguards are on duty in the summer season and a nearby concession stand is available for beach goers to get snacks and drinks. Toilets and changing rooms are also available. Parking is also on site at the higher level of the Park as well as nearby Ferguson Point which offers a lookout and the Teahouse Restaurant.
Beachcombers especially enjoy Third Beach as low tide offers a new perspective on the area. Rocks, tide pools and a variety of oceanic objects and creatures can be found along the shores - children and adults alike can find starfish, shells, tiny crabs under the rocks and a variety of birds in the vicinity. Lucky individuals can even spot the iconic Bald Headed Eagle, a few which nest and call the Park home.
Its pristine beaches, panoramic views and quiet atmosphere have popularized Third Beach in Stanley Park, offering a place for visitors to relax and look across English Bay and view many of its cargo ships, small watercraft and even seals bobbing along the shore.
A year round area, Third Beach is a fun and beautiful space to spend time.
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Third BeachThe only ways to access Third beach is by Park Dr. to Ferguson point and then right down the roadway to the parking lot or to walk/bike/rollerblade around the seawall.
Click the brown GEMS on the map to navigate to the other activities within this region