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Wreck Beach

Address: University Blvd and South West Marine Drive | (Foot of Spanish Banks), Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2, Canada
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Ranked #39 of 149 Attractions in Vancouver
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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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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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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Beautiful beach to go out with your friends and just chill out naked on the sun. But for some reason there is always someone screaming about pictures, not a quiet place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Warning: there is a homeless bum who lives under a blue umbrella at the bottom of the stairs at this beach, and likes to pull out a film camera and take random pictures of people on the beach....avoid that area and you will be fine. Also watch for the random old men that like to walk up and down and... More

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Woodstock, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

What else is there to say? Naked people, water, sand. Kind of nice that no one bothers you and it's really, really quiet. Great place to relax and you don't have to get naked if you don't want to. Little hard to find the trails and avoid #6 at all costs! Lots and lots of stairs to climb!

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Langley City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is one beach(nudist beach)optional that will amaze you and educate at the same time. But there is 498 stairs to go down....then the hard part all the way up....But it is a true experience!

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