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Wreck Beach, Vancouver

(3.9/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Be at one with nature at Wreck Beach, Canada's first official clothing-optional beach. A sweeping golden shoreline stretching 7.8 km (4.8 mi) provides a scenic retreat to swim, sunbathe, and chat with locals. Known for its friendly, welcoming atmosphere, the beach is a naturist's haven with a lively selection of bare-all events, including "Skinny-dip Day" and the popular "Bare Buns Run." Take a stroll via the various trail sites around the beach. You'll find a selection of street food and refreshing ice-cold beverages nearby. Make Wreck Beach part of your personalized Vancouver itinerary using our Vancouver tourist route planner.
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  • People laying around nude baking in the sun .. you bet. Still a nice beach but there are only so many oily people you can stand before you feel like flipping them over with a pancake flipper. Nice vib...  more »
  • Access is via a long decent down a steep staircase. The ascent at the end of your day will be an exhausting test of your endurance. Fortunately you don't need much (including a swim suit). Independent...  more »
  • I knew that there was a nude beach in the Vancouver area and since I had a couple extra days before the convention I decided to check it out . It was a long wrong from the bus stop to beach I went the...  more »
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  • Clothing optional. This beach is getting super popular and quite crowded on weekends but that's because it's a fabulous place. The food stands are great. Wish people wouldn't come so close to shore with their boats.
  • Absolutely stunning beach that is clothing optional. As a part of UBCs campus, it's fairly easy to access, although going back up the staircase is definitely a workout. Lovely experience with a unique atmosphere.
  • The best beach in Vancouver, depending on who you ask. It's clothing optional, but don't let that scare you off. Everyone is very warm and welcoming, and this place has a sort of utopian magic about it. Check Maps for directions!
  • With UBC close by and all those stairs to get down to the beach, so many of the naked people are super sexy! I even saw families with kids... A very hippie vibe, love it! On the weekends, holler, hoot, and howl at the sun when it sets... Stay for the drum circle tribal style dancing, and firespinning, or bring a drum and join in. Daytime hikes in the nearby woods are fun... Look out for naked gay dudes, don't worry they're harmless, 😁
  • Gorgeous, oft overlooked gem of a beach. Took the 500 or so stairs down (Trail 6) and was amazed at the scenery. For sure the areas is known to attract some of the more "free-spirited" types. But there were a lot of people walking around, taking pictures, enjoying the ambiance. Trees towering behind you, the water in front of you, and no view of the city. It's a nice escape.