February 18, 2016 11:34 am

2 BC beaches named among the top beaches in the world

South Chesterman Beach, Tofino

Kim Veevers

A new list from The Guardian Newspaper has named two beaches in B.C. as being among the top beaches in the world.

The paper asked its readers to rank the top 50 and the two locations in B.C. came in at number 33 and number 47.

Chesterman Beach on Vancouver Island came in at number 33 as part of the ‘Best Wild and Remote’ beaches. The Guardian says Chesterman Beach has the edge over the other beaches on the island.

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It’s the kind of place where you might see kids pedalling along barefoot with a surfboard under one arm. With a bit of luck, and keen eyesight, you might spot orcas out beyond the breakers. Easier to find is the Carving Shed, where local craftsmen turn out exquisite sculptures and traditional canoes.

English Bay in Vancouver was voted number 47 as part of the ‘Best City Beaches’.

By day, English Beach Bay sands are a mecca for families and volleyball players, but it really comes into its own at dusk. It’s then that Vancouverites stroll in to sit on the huge blanched logs that wash up here and gaze out at the sunsets, glass or guitar in hand. West End’s coffee shops and the iconic Stanley Park are within easy reach, and it’s a prime spot for watching the fireworks on Canada Day.

Robin Toma – English Bay

The two beaches in B.C. are the only Canadian beaches to make the list.

We are asking people on our Facebook page to weigh in on what they think are the best beaches in B.C. Let us know your thoughts.


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