Wreck Beach, Vancouver

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#5 of 8 in Beaches in Vancouver
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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  • August 14, 2017
    Only started to come here recently ... And I don't know why it took me so long ! It's a "clothing optional" beach, not a nudist beach - there is no pressure to go naked ! Everyone can come here - youn...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    I spent 5 awesome days in Vancouver and my favorite relaxing spot was there. Optional clothes, great sun exposure, plenty massive log poles all around dividing the beach in little villages or party sp...  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    We were told about the beach as a "you just gotta do it for the memories!" Spot. Well we did and it did not disappoint! The atmosphere was may more relaxed than I expected given that it was across the...  more »
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  • July 6, 2017
    There's a super long staircase, so be ready for lots of climbing on the way back, but it's actually a plus that the beach is so isolated and separated from society. You really feel like you're in a private oasis. People respect each other's privacy and it was a great experience for my first nude beach. There are some vendors selling blankets and food but make sure you bring your own water and sunscreen.
  • July 6, 2017
    One of my favorite places to go to. Everybody is friendly and it's like a mini community with many regulars. But never take a picture of anyone or you will get yelled at. How would you like it if someone took a photo of you while you're having a shower? Exactly.
  • June 14, 2017
    This is well known as a clothing optional beach, so the inexperienced would think it would feel quite uncomfortable if you wanted to stay dressed. In actuality, my experience was quite the opposite. It was a very relaxed place, even more peaceful than a regular beach. There were some people who stared, but they were rare, and the beach itself more than makes up for the few pervs. During low tide, you can go way out on the sand bars and lay on the cool wet sand, making for a much more pleasant experience than on the hot, dry sand up the beach. I recommend checking the tide report along with the weather.
  • June 27, 2017
    Fun and chill place to relax and sit, less crowded then English bay and surprisingly well laid it with tons of logs partitioning the space. Beach is cool with a good draft blowing with cool water avaliable close by. Beach is accessed by trail/stairs, so be prepared to walk and parking is tough if not difficult. (Roll that dice!).
  • June 5, 2017
    If wanna enjoy beach and atmosphere don't hit that trail from old Marine Dr, better to go along new one to stairway. Trail is mess. Regarding the beach... Well, equity is not it's feature, most of naked humans are gentlemen after ..., so consider this. But what I really liked is live Jamaican music performed by street musicians, made me feel I was somewhere on Caribbean.

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