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“Clothing Optional”
Review of Wreck Beach

Wreck Beach
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$107.78*
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Vancouver Outdoor Tour
Ranked #67 of 356 things to do in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed December 11, 2012

From the 1950's this was the place for sun worshippers to go sans suit. It gained notoriety in the 60's because the girls who would become wife of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau supposidly was a regular...but if you prefer nude sunbathing you are always welcome. Just be warned, the climb back up after your swim in the salt water may get you ready for a cool shower when you get home.

4  Thank Maid1950
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Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

But worth it. The stairs up and down to the beach are a killer! The views from the beach are stunning, on a fine day you can see Vancouver Island. This is a nudist beach in the summer, just to be aware.

4  Thank Conor C
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

This is a very large and popular nudist beach. Not everyone is naked, but it's passively frowned on if you're not, and you're walking around ogling. Best thing about the beach is the exotic and high quality food and beverages hiked in by boat and down 1/4 mile 45 degree stairs. Pina Colada and steak on a skewer? Hoots? They got it. I hope the regulars still gather at sundown and applaud the sun's demise.

3  Thank WilliamClay
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

This beach is accessed by Trail 6, by UBC. Calling it a "trail" is a gross misnomer: very steep steps going down. And then you have to go back up again. There are no official concession stands, but lots of unofficial vendors. Police occasionally visit to minimize drug selling, but I understand they don't like going down the trail and up again in their uniforms.
Overall the atmosphere is congenial and hopefully not scary for newcomers. When in university, I ran into one of my professors which could have been weird but was not. Take a blanket and some supplies (drinks/snacks) -- but if you don't, you can buy things.
Worth a trip for the adventurous.

9  Thank CrystalVancouver
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

Too many people whjo should not walk around naked. Some people don't realize how bad they look without clothes on.

5  Thank donnie5173
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