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“Beautiful Beach”
Review of Wreck Beach

Wreck Beach
Ranked #69 of 381 things to do in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

You can catch a bus from Downtown that takes you to the UBC bus loop so you get to admire the beautiful campus as you make your way to the beach. The beach itself is very nice, soft sand with minimal rock and debris and the water is not too deep. The water wasn't too cold either. Everyone seemed friendly and totally relaxed. There were even a few families there. The walk back up the stairs throws your relaxing day out the window but it is a good workout. I will definitely visit again.

2  Thank Trista L
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Reviewed June 28, 2014

My partner and I go to Wreck Beach every trip to Vancouver, a yearly event now. It is a clothing-optional beach -- in the most stunning physical setting. There is pristine blue water ahead. Across the water, on a clear day, you can see the mountains of Vancouver Island and even the Olympic Mountains in northwest Washington State. To the north, you can see the mountains of the Sunshine Coast and north of the city, including the Lions. And above you is the heavily forested cliffs you descended, with bald eagles nesting (and always flying) in the trees at the top of the crest! It's spectacular!

It's also not for perfect bodies only (we're anything but). Some are clothed, some are not, and it's an easy-going, friendly atmosphere, including for families with kids. It's not swarming with sexual activity -- in fact, that is hugely frowned on and will be called out.

The place does have people using pot and selling other stuff, including mushrooms, so that may be an issue for some.

But it is peaceful, fun, easy, and we love it. It is incredibly relaxing.

3  Thank Douglas D
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

Wreck Beach used to be a quiet beach for all to enjoy but, over time, it has become too commercialized for our taste. And there is always someone who seems to be peddling a cause and seeking approval for it. Access is also an issue for young children and those with mobility issues.

3  Thank Traveller0024
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Reviewed June 11, 2014

This "clothing optional" beach on UBC grounds can get busy on warm summer days, but usually, especially in the cooler months, it's pretty quiet. It's well maintained all year round and quite beautiful. If it's busy, be careful where you park. You'll get towed, and getting your vehicle back will be expensive.

1  Thank D'Arcy W
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Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is a very good clothing optional beach and stretches 6 km in total. There is far more to Wreck beach than the main section. The water is cold all summer. Don't be rude and stare at naked people if you are dressed. That is very tacky.

1  Thank coalharborvan
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