6 Lesser Known Beaches in the Lower Mainland

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Since the usual beaches might be a little too crowded to hang out in this year, here are some lesser known alternatives to check out!

1. Jug Island Beach, Belcarra

This beach is at the end of a short hike through Belcarra Regional Park. With views of Deep Cove and Jug Island, it’s worth the hike to the scenic viewpoint.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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2. Crab Park, Vancouver 

Although it’s located in the city, Crab Park is still relatively quiet compared to other downtown parks.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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3. Iona Beach, Richmond

Since most people can’t fly right now, at least you can watch planes take off in the distance at this Richmond beach!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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4. Centennial Beach, Delta

Within Boundary Bay Regional Park, Centennial Beach is a great place to spend a sunny day. Wave "Hi!" to our US neghbours as you can see the Washington shoreline and the iconic Mt. Baker from this beach.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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5. Cates Park, North Vancouver

En route to Deep Cove, this North Van park features seaside trails, totem polls, and playgrounds!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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6. Stearman Beach, West Vancouver

Nestled in between West Vancouver mansions, this small beach is the perfect place to escape crowds and catch some rays!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 With views that will even have locals asking “Where’s that!?”, these beaches are worth considering for a day in the sun!