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Address: University Blvd and South West Marine Drive | (Foot of Spanish Banks), Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2, Canada
Phone Number: 604-856-9598
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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Many many steps!!!

Almost 500 steps to get there... and of course to come back from. But it's a nice area, people is free to wear whatever they want... even nothing! It's worth it... even just to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2014
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Richmond, Canada
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372 reviews 372 reviews
63 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Wreck Beach is accessed via Trail 6 is at the NW part of UBC. Limited pay parking is available and there is some parking on the side of the road (unlawfully parked vehicles are often towed). Persons who are not fit should seriously consider traversing the 500 steps to the beach as returning to the road is much more difficult... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My wife and I spent some time at Wreck Beach and we really enjoyed it. The stairs down and back up again were great exercise but were tricky at some spots. Be careful and watch your step if going on a rainy day! Might be slippery. Once we got to the bottom, it's really a beautiful view. It's a very... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Bad sand quality, and full of cigarette butts. Dirty water -- Wreck gets all the effluent from the Fraser River including the Iona wastewater treatment and god knows what kind of chemicals and fertilizers from the Fraser Valley. I seriously would't swim in that water if you paid me. There must be 100 nude beaches around the world that are... More 

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Aurora, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I went to the beach for the walk as I heard there was a nice trail. I wasn't disappointed! I drove along Marine Drive till I found a trail head and headed down a long flight of stairs to the water. The trail - Foreshore Trail - was wonderful meandering in and out of the forest. There were lots of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Whatever pre-conceived notions you have of nudist beaches does not apply here. The atmosphere at Wreck beach is very laid back and cool. People respect each other and just come here and do their own thing - mostly naked. Their is no pressure to strip either, a lot of people just come down to enjoy the view (no pervs though,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

i love wreck beach - one of the best places in vancouver. however, reading some reviews, its clear its not for everyone. if you are openminded and looking for a very unique experience - then you will love it. if you want more of the same, that you get above the 500 steps - then take a pass. one complaint... More 

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Almost 500 steps to get there... and of course to come back from. But it's a nice area, people is free to wear whatever they want... even nothing! It's worth it... even just to take a glance... and keep in shape ;-)

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Philadelphia
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5 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I understand the attraction of a place like this -- barren, mostly unspolied clothing-optional beach at the literal end of the landmass. But those 500 steps .. the climb back up poses a serious challenge to anyone with cardiac problems, or simply 30 years past his physical prime, as I am. Beyond that, the only other people there the day... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Wreck Beach is quirky, rustic and off the beaten path, especially for those who appreciate a counterculture feel. The hundreds of stairs you must climb down is a bit daunting, but totally worth it! Once there, you're met with an amazing view including Bowen Island and many times there will be people selling various items. The day I was there,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Came across this beach and all I can say is wow. It's a nudist beach but not your typical old men walking around balls naked. This beach was packed full off mid 20 and it was a great atmosphere . Beach is nice too.

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