Third Beach is a a large beach on the west side of Stanley Park. It is one of the most popular beaches in Stanley Park and is in such a beautiful setting with great views west over the ocean. Third Beach is good for swimming and suntanning.
There is a concession stand, washrooms, showers, and a lifeguard station on the hill above Third Beach.
On sunny Tuesday evenings from spring to fall, there is a large impromptu drum circle called Brahm's Tams Drum Circle that takes place. This is quite the event and can draw hundreds of people at the height of summer!
Third Beach is located on the west side of Stanley Park.
There is a large parking lot just above Third Beach. For more detailed information (rates, times, etc.) about parking in Stanley Park, please read: Parking in Stanley Park
By Car: Since Third Beach is located on the west (far) side of Stanley Park, it takes some time to get to. To get to it by driving, get onto Stanley Park Drive via the Georgia Street entrance to Stanley Park. Take the first right in the traffic circle to get onto Stanley Park Drive. Continue along Stanley Park Drive all the way around Stanley Park past Prospect Point for about a kilometer then take the first right when you see a building (The Teahouse) on the right, then take the next right and go down the hill to the Third Beach Parking Lot.
Note: you can go up Pipeline Road, the second right at the traffic circle to shorten the journey!
By Walking: From Second Beach / Ceperley Park: 1) walk west along the Stanley Park Seawall until you reach Third Beach. 2) Alternatively, take the path across the road behind the Second Beach Concession Stand into the woods, turn left onto Rawlings Trail, then continue for a few kilometres until you exit the forest at the Teahouse restaurant. Take a right at the Teahouse and go down the hill to Third Beach.
By Bicycle: From Second Beach / Ceperley Park: Take the path across the road behind the Second Beach Concession Stand into the woods, turn left onto Rawlings Trail, then continue for a few kilometres until you exit the forest at the Teahouse restaurant. At the Teahouse take a right and go down the hill to Third Beach. Note that you can return to Second Beach via the Stanley Park Seawall.
By Bus: You CANNOT get to Third Beach by public transit.
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