West of Vancouver's downtown lies the Kitsilano neighbourhood and a great stretch of beaches, which include Jericho, Locarno and the Spanish Banks. These popular beaches attract many people during the warm summer months. Activities include swimming, sailing, biking on the nearby path system, volleyball, kayaking and windsurfing. Some of the beaches are designated as "quiet beaches" (Locarno and Spanish Bank West) where amplified music is not permitted by the municipality.
Another beach is Sunset Beach, closer to the downtown core. See "English Bay" below.