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Wreck Beach

University Land Endowments
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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
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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Discover the other side........

I enjoyed my day at the beach. Its beachcombers are a eclectic and open minded.....Lots of freedom while enjoying the sunshine!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2015

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York, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The first thing you have to know about this beach is that it is clothing optional, the people are very friendly and will sit and chat to you like you're one of the family. The beach itself is very pretty and has a very relaxed vibe to it. There is often groups playing music, people dancing, it's just a fun... More 

Thank Tre W
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78 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

I enjoyed my day at the beach. Its beachcombers are a eclectic and open minded.....Lots of freedom while enjoying the sunshine!

Thank W U
Vancouver, Canada
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60 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Vancouver's clothes optional beach lies at the bottom of very steep cliff into which stairs have been built, but it's still quite the feat, specially coming up. You may wear clothes but not if you want to take photos, when nudity is enforced. The beach is very organized, the central area at the bottom of the stairs and to the... More 

1 Thank Roberto C
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

It was the first nude beach I´ve been to, the vibe is so great. You can feel very comftable and safe. there are a lot of family and groups of friends, food, and of course, the beautiful beach. The walk to it is also a neautiful little journey, be prepared to walk a fair amount of steps!

Thank Ana C
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful beach, friendly folks, we liked being down by trail 4 on our own little private beach. The main beach, off of trail 6 gets a bit crowed on the weekends, but is perfect on week nights.

2 Thank David M
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52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

And maybe a friend to share the views with...nice walk down and a longer walk along the shore of the beach if you want.Find the perfect place to get comfortable and naked. Bring some drinks and some food ... Maybe a scrabble board and a blanket...awesome sunsets. Beautiful people!

1 Thank ModLebowski
Shanghai, China
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120 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We went through the small trek #4, down to the beach, before we see someone naked, we did not realize this is a place of "Cloth Optional". It is pretty unusual for my family. We returned back immediately.

Thank Morgan Y
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38 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Nude beach in summertime not for winter access but can still go there right behind ubc access and walk from buses around 30 walk from buses other side of campus down some wooden stairs wouldn't go there at night only go there when not raining a lot of walking hiking to get there nothing special down there except thousand of... More 

Thank Rob B
Vancouver, Canada
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55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Wreck Beach is a nude beach so be prepared. Great ocean view, but for me well it's not a big deal. If you decide to venture there watch the tide as it comes in quickly and can make walking tricky. Personally I'd skip this and go for a nice walk around Stanley Park.

Thank Anna B
West Vancouver, Canada
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47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This trail requires a long stair climb, something my 20-something staff take at a running pace and track their vital stats via app. But you don't need to run, you can take your time and be rewarded by a 60s scene at the bottom (naked men with sun reflectors to tan their....special parts, and special brownies). But the social part... More 

Thank Carolyn G

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University Land Endowments
An area as rich in history as it is in natural beauty, the expansive parkland of the University Land Endowments is protected by the city in cooperation with the University of British Columbia. A large green space studded by rose gardens, Japanese rock gardens, botanic gardens, canopy walks, regional parkland, and hiking trails, the University Land Endowments are a breath of fresh air. Combining a commitment to preserving nature with a similar promise to preserve culture, its valleys are also home to the First Nations heritage museum, the biodiversity museum, and anthropological and memorial exhibitions. From its highest canopies to the sandy shorelines of Wreck Beach, its serenity is preserved by the University buildings that dot it, combining Mother Nature and scholarship.