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Wreck Beach

University Blvd and South West Marine Drive | (Foot of Spanish Banks), Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2, Canada
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Ranked #31 of 183 attractions in Vancouver
Type: Beaches
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Wreck Beach is Vancouver's famous nudist beach. Protected from prying eyes by a steep cliff and a descent of nearly 500 wooden steps, Vancouverites... more »
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Kitsilano, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Wreck Beach is at the base of cliffs facing in every direction around the University of BC, and accessible only via a steep but well-maintained trail. There are eagles, heron, and even the occasional otter, as there are no vehicles, and forest and marshlands support the wildlife. It is best visited in poor weather if you seek to commune with... More

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Saw 2013 Wreck Beach Run. Participants were running to raise money to better the facilities at the beach, and it was quite a sight!!! Coming from an Asian culture, my friend was not comfortable seeing the naked bodies, but still it's something you've got to see at least once in your life.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

You have not seen all Vancouver has to offer until you've enjoyed a day at Wreck beach (summer....yes). Located near UBC on the tip of the land, the scenery is amazing. The beach has incredible life and activity. If you've never been to a clothing optional beach before then then this is a great beach to start with. You'll see... More

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London, Ontario, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Spent an entire day there in early July, 2013. In fact it was my last full vacation day in Vancouver before flying to Toronto for a few days, then back home. It was also the only day for which the weather was awesome. Took lots of photos of the area including a Great Blue Heron grazing around the waters. Lots... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I have so many amazing memories from this beach. Yes it's a nude beach, if you go in the summer you will probably see bodies of all shapes and sizes, but if anything it's a positive reminder that we're just people with bodies! Once you've got over the naked people it is truly one of the most beautiful Canadian beaches!... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I love Wreck Beach. Of course, from time to time, you'll get those annoying people playing their music too loudly, or the old guy wearing nothing but socks and sandals walking by you one too many times, but the general vibe is GREAT. Wreck Beach attracts so many different kinds of people - you're almost guaranteed to meet someone interesting.... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Wreck Beach is very popular clothing optional beach situated in Vancouver. This offers picturesque views with great ambience to enjoy. The water of the beach is crystal clear, which is surrounded by the sand. Beach is the place that offers quality time, which you can spend with your lover and know about each other. We found this place quiet relaxing... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

There are none of photo about this beach on google search. They said this is the second largest nudist beach in north america. But i rare to see more than 100s people be on the beach.....

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La Herradura, Spain
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160 reviews 160 reviews
94 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

My niece and her friends wanted to go to Wreck Beach as they said it was a "really cool" beach so we though it would be an interesting experience. She advised me before we went that it was a "clothing optional" beach but it was ok if we wanted to stayed clothed! It was Monday when we went and not... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Visited this beach twice while living in Kelowna, It's beautiful in late February to walk along the beach-not too cold on a sunny day! Skinny dipped mid April it was so warm and sunny,,,,Do it again and again when I can!

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