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Wreck Beach, Vancouver

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4/5 based on 200+ 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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  • You should consider whether you really stood on these wants, because the ascent and descent are long. But who does not back before will be rewarded with a beautiful sandy beach which is suitable very well for bathing. But beware, this applies only to the access of the University of British columbia. Who descends from the Museum of anthology gets to see a rather rocky beach which is but a little quiet with nice small private coves.
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  • If you walk down by the botanical gardens there is a small beach; then a walk between the trees for about 20 minutes walk to the beach. The walk is fun and there is a small beach on the way. The beach...  read more »
  • One of the reasons my nephew and I visited this beach was the challenge of going down the ~500+ steps from the street to the beach. It was on a weekend afternoon and it was very crowded. The beach its...  read more »
  • 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.
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