Second Beach and Second Beach Public swimming pool are beautifully located in Stanley Park. You will find everything you need including a concession stand and playground area for the kids to have a perfect, fun filled, family day here!
Second Beach itself is fairly small but can usually accommodate the swimming enthusiasts. The sand is golden brown and when the tide is out it gives more space to enjoy the castle building children and their proud parents. If you have tender feet you may want to bring beach shoes to walk in the water with. The sunsets and view of English Bay are fabulous and can make for a romantic evening. A nice sunset walk back to English Bay Beach or First Beach is always a nice way to end the evening!
If you would like a full meal other than the concession stand you will need to either go towards Third Beach to The Teahouse in Stanley Park or back to English Bay Beach. The Teahouse Restaurant is a lovely restaurant with a superb patio. The formal dining room is also beautiful and is often reserved for weddings and other formal events. We thus would not recommend showing up in shorts and tshirt!
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Second Beach Pool is great for everyone. It is an outdoor heated pool with a small water slide for children. There are lap pools for those wanting to do some serious swimming. The length of the lap lanes is 160 feet or 50 meters. There are 3 lanes. Slow, medium and fast. It is well supervised by lifeguards on duty. It offers gradual depth to a maximum of 5 feet or 1.5 meters and therefore is a very safe swimming pool. There is a small grassy area attached to the pool area for relaxing and sunbathing.
You will enjoy these family features of Second Beach:
• Part of the Stanley Park Seawall.
• Concession Stand for quick snacks and drinks.
• Public washrooms and change rooms.
• Rinse shower.
• Beautiful oceanside heated outdoor pool with slide for children and lap lanes.
• Playground close to beach and pool has swings, slides and much more.
• Small BBQs allowed (subject to restrictions) nearby at Ceperley Meadow
• Picnic Shelter (must be reserved)
• Lifeguarded Victoria Day (late May) to Labour Day (early September)
• Pay parking is available.
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• Photo Credits •
Top photo: Panoramio, Daniel Gorini
Aerial beach and pool photo: Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation.
Bottom photo of pool and beach: Picasa: Shawn Bishop
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