Kits Beach in the city is a great and young beach and one of the city's favorite places, especially for swimming, jogging and flying kites. Others prefer to get to sunbathe, play in the sand and play beach volleyball games, do yoga and rest.
There are beautiful lawns on this beach, a grove of wonderful maple trees, boats and ships that run opposite and a host of birds. It also has a wonderful view of the downtown Vancouver skyline and the city as a whole.
The beach, also known as Kitsilano Beach, is actually the canopy of the Kitsilano neighborhood, which in the 1960's was a hippie neighborhood and a real crook. Today it is an expensive neighborhood in the city and the charm of the cool young people of the past has almost disappeared, but something of the fragrance of the past remains.
In addition to the various sports facilities on Kitsilano Beach, it also has the longest swimming pool in Canada - a very impressive pool with salt water.
So even though there are better beaches for swimming, the beach is also free and fun to enjoy, especially because of the wonderful atmosphere. So if you're looking for a beach in town, you're likely to find it here.