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a clothing optional beach

Parking is always a challenge within the University Endowment Lands. Visitors are reminded that it... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
Richmond, Canada
Great in nice weather

It's Vancouver in the north pacific, but on a nice day this beach is a great place to relax. Some... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Jason V
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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6344 University Blvd | (Foot of Spanish Banks), Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2, Canada
University Land Endowments
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clothes optional stroll around the coast on a beautiful September morning just a handful of people unspoilt lots of steps down and up in different locations not for the faint hearted

Thank Andymackie
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I absolutely love this beach!! The stairs are a work out for sure but once you get down there it's worth it the climb up and down. Easy going people who are comfortable in their own skin. You can relax and be yourself. It's amazing.

1  Thank Passport310061
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

This beach is really beautiful and quiet, everybody is respectful considering is a clothing optional beach although there’s a lot of voyeurs. You have to go down aprox 450 steps so you already know that you have to go back and climb those steps as...More

1  Thank Luis J
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Parking is always a challenge within the University Endowment Lands. Visitors are reminded that it is difficult to navigate the steps down to Wreck Beach and near impossible for persons that are physically challenged to return up the steps back to Marine Drive. The beach...More

3  Thank Renegade225
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

We spent the at wreck beach a great place to relax at this clothing optional beach, ideal for singles couples and families. It's along way from the road to the beach about 500 steps and then you have to go back up again afterwards but...More

1  Thank Jon-Tony C
Reviewed July 29, 2018

i am a local who visited for the first time in many years. the society monitors people there to only take photos of the naturalists and nudists. met many friendly people of all dress and from all over the world. bring a towel, cash, trash...More

1  Thank Brian C
Reviewed July 23, 2018

A great beach but a long way down (470 or so steps) and a long way up! Good photos to be had at dawn and sunset, it opens at 8 am (theoretically) and is very quiet first thing when it is being cleaned. Rather busier...More

Thank LHJ42
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

As other reviewers have said, yes this is a clothing optional beach. You will find nudists to topless but most are in bathing suits. The beach faces west so it gets sun all through the day. During summer months, it’s fairly crowded but you will...More

1  Thank ccriderYVR
Reviewed July 9, 2018

It's Vancouver in the north pacific, but on a nice day this beach is a great place to relax. Some brave souls even go swimming but I'm not sure I would until late August.

Thank Jason V
Reviewed July 9, 2018

While the hike down to this through the forest was fascinating and good exercise the beach itself was very rocky and not that great for stretching out. It is clothing optional as well so beware if that is not your thing, or you have young...More

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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
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July 21, 2018|
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Response from 15ann250 | Reviewed this property |
People generally keep to themselves. Some build sand castles. It is like any other beach but no vendors. Some toss a frisbey. You can wear as much or as little as possible but most people will be nude or partially nude.
October 3, 2017|
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Response from WendyH3397 | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't say it's difficult to access - it's just a lot of stairs. And by a lot, like 400. There's a parking lot down the street from the beach access - it's a paid lot. It's about a ten minute walk. It's clothing... More
Fabiola S
September 26, 2017|
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Response from WendyH3397 | Reviewed this property |
I've never seen that there. It's a very relaxed environment.