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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
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It's a hike but glad to have done.

Great stairs but it's a long way down. Slippery ocean polished stones but great nature, great view, many heron spotted. Though clothing is optional everyone was wearing clothes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My millennial daughter insisted we go to this beach. It was a bus ride away. Be sure you have the exact change if you don't have a ticket. The bus took us to the university and it was about a 15 minute walk to the top stairs that lead down to the beach, It was a warm and humid day... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We loved Wreck Beach. It is quite a walk down and especially up. But when you are on the beach it's lovely and very relaxing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

As we were hanging out on the UBC campus, we discovered this (clothing optional) beach that's worth the many stairs down to it. We enjoyed a nice picnic on one of the dead trees on the beach. It's crazy to have such a beautiful place at 5 min walk from a campus! Wish I have studied here ;)

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Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a rather odd beach. Wreck is about right - there are hulks of dead trees all over the place. The sand is fine and grey, but interrupted by the trees and various other things. Not that many naked bodies on the day I visited, and most of them were paunchy old men. Still, it is big enough to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great stairs but it's a long way down. Slippery ocean polished stones but great nature, great view, many heron spotted. Though clothing is optional everyone was wearing clothes when we were there.

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is really the only worthwhile beach to see and spend time on in Vancouver. You do not get this certain vibe on a clothed beach. The 2 days I was there, the nudists out numbered the clothed by around 70/30. This is the way it should be! I guess on weekend the ratio is reversed, which is a shame.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I've been going to Wreck Beach for years. I don-t think its a beach for everyone given the nudity and laissez-faire attitude towards drugs and alcohol. But, anyone will enjoy the beautiful forest seen on the walk down to the beach. Here is a website documenting some of the significant old-growth tree on the way down. Also, it shows a... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It's always pleasant to have a place where you can tan your whole body! It's great that you can strip or not, enjoy the View, relax on the Beach...right near UBC College, West End...Lots of Stairs!

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Bit of a steep climb to get to this beach - ok going but murder after a hard days sunbathing..............

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This beautiful spot is our nude beach so if you brave the steep walk down be prepared for what you may find! It is nonetheless a lovely spot to relax and take in the great scenery.

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