We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Wreck Beach

6344 University Blvd | (Foot of Spanish Banks), Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2, Canada
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Vancouver Outdoor Tour
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
6344 University Blvd | (Foot of Spanish Banks), Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2, Canada
University Land Endowments
Write a Review
Reviews (245)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 202 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of locals know that this is the nude beach. The people who hang out there are all polite and friendly. There are a LOT of stairs going down to this beach so it keeps out the riff raff for the most part.

Thank Nina P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wreck Beach is a popular clothing-optional beach. You can access to this beach with trails and it has about 500 stairs, so don't forget to bring water.

Thank Fatemeh A
Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

Wreck Beach is located in the UBC Endowment Lands. The trails are very picturesque and the forests are lush with foliage and some very large trees. The trail is well built and very safe. The main beach is very sandy and the water was quite...More

Thank BC V
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Wreck Beach is clothing optional! We've been here a few times, and each time there are plenty of nude people. Keep your cameras to yourselves! There's a paid parking lot a short walk from the "entrance" of the beach (top of the stairs). Be prepared...More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

Only started to come here recently ... And I don't know why it took me so long ! It's a "clothing optional" beach, not a nudist beach - there is no pressure to go naked ! Everyone can come here - young, old and even...More

Thank Leeann T
Reviewed August 7, 2017

I spent 5 awesome days in Vancouver and my favorite relaxing spot was there. Optional clothes, great sun exposure, plenty massive log poles all around dividing the beach in little villages or party spots. Waves are little, sand is fine, the water is (too) cold...More

1  Thank Babofzerockies
Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

We were told about the beach as a "you just gotta do it for the memories!" Spot. Well we did and it did not disappoint! The atmosphere was may more relaxed than I expected given that it was across the street from a UBC which...More

Thank marynoel214
Reviewed July 28, 2017

You need to drive or to cycle several kilometers to deserve this special beach. Hippies, gays, straights, textile or not rub shoulders in a laid back atmosphere. Lots of stairs to go down so a bit tiring to go up but when you arrive, you...More

1  Thank Moïse P
Reviewed July 28, 2017

Our taxi cab driver mentioned it. I have never been to a nude beach before ( Miami yes but that is not consider a nude beach). Mostly what you would expect mostly dudes but there was were some nice babes with great bodies! The walk...More

1  Thank sloppybachelor
Reviewed July 15, 2017

Extensive coastline to be enjoyed with or without clothes (clothing optional). Approximately 10+km of beach, both sandy and rocky. Can explore far out on the shallow beach when tide is low. Variety of activities in summer. Water temperatures range 17 - 20C. Great views of...More

Thank D O
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
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Tim Hortons
39 reviews
.34 miles away
Mahony & Sons Pub
96 reviews
.36 miles away
Great Dane Coffee
19 reviews
.42 miles away
Loafe Cafe
6 reviews
.31 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Museum of Anthropology
2,965 reviews
.41 miles away
University of British Columbia
423 reviews
.20 miles away
Nitobe Memorial Garden
278 reviews
.31 miles away
UBC Botanical Garden
333 reviews
.70 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
April 3, 2017|
Response from Chris S | Reviewed this property |
Not really. There can be alot of pervy dudes hanging about but they have no interest in the kids just each other. It is just a weird scene at times. If you grew up in a nudist colony then it is perfectly fine.
Adam C
December 27, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from ahha2014 | Reviewed this property |
Broadway-UBC bus ask bus driver where to get off
June 23, 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from JezandStacy | Reviewed this property |
It is clothing optional not nude. It depends a lot on the day and weather.