Crab Park is a small stretch of grass and sand on the North Eastern side of the waterfront in Downtown Vancouver. With cruise ship and North Shore ferry terminal on one end, and the Port on the other; train tracks on the South side, and boat traffic busy waterways on the North side.
I used to look over the park of the Seabus, coming from the North Shore, but it wasn't until I moved to the Eastern part of downtown, that I was able to visit this tiny beach. It definitely is a beach - and Eastside's answer to the rest of the town with a strip of waterfront, dedicated to nearly each neighbourhood.
You can even get work done while you're sunning - besides myself, taking summery pictures of my latest creations, I ran into a painter, sketching the scenery of the Port, a photographer, interested in tiny rocks on the slopes, a bag-piper and someone just meditating...
I am so glad to have a beautiful beach just minutes away from my new home, which enables me rest and work simultaneously.... And be home in a heartbeat to get on with the day's chores.
There is, however, a parking lot at the foot of a bridge, connecting the access to the park with the rest of the town - for those coming from further away. Not surprisingly, the peace, cleanliness and doggie freedom of the park will attract more visitors inevitably.