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Beach chairs for hire in English Bay?

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Would like to know if beach chairs and umbrellas can be hired in English Bay in September?

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No, that doesn’t exist on any beach in Vancouver. Instead of chairs, locals will bring a blanket or towel and set them in front of the driftwood/logs that are placed up and down the beach. The only beach with umbrella rentals is Wreck Beach, which is a clothing optional counterculture beach. The umbrella rentals there aren’t official, just an entrepreneurial vendor.

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Thanks, from my checking on Google maps it looks like the Cactus Club cafe would be the best place to chill out by the beach in a bit more comfort than the logs. Those logs are a good idea though and look nice but they don't have any shade.

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Did the trial by Vancouver Parks Board and The Vancouver Beach company not work out?

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Good point T4Tim I was sure I had read a few months ago on one of the Vancouver sites that there was a trial where someone was renting out beach chairs (possibly umbrellas also) from a temporary facility on English Bay.

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You can buy a folding chair. Maybe one with a parasol

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I just used call a friend and the answer is yes.

https://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/english-bay-beach.aspx

Life guard station at English Bay has chair and brillie rentals.

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Brilliant thanks!

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