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Wreck Beach

6344 University Blvd | (Foot of Spanish Banks), Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2, Canada
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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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 19 October 2016

Noisy lots of illegal drugs, naked old men if that's your taste. Now overrun with vendors and noisy young adults, not a great atmosphere if you want somewhere quiet to relax.

3  Thank sandra s
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

If you walk down by the botanical gardens there is a small beach; then a walk between the trees for about 20 minutes walk to the beach. The walk is fun and there is a small beach on the way. The beach it self is...More

Thank gudrunjj
Reviewed 31 August 2016

One of the reasons my nephew and I visited this beach was the challenge of going down the ~500+ steps from the street to the beach. It was on a weekend afternoon and it was very crowded. The beach itself was ordinary, nothing to brag...More

Thank Edgar I
Reviewed 27 August 2016

I just came back from Wreck beach. First time to the nude beach but I was aware that people will be naked there. Well, it was not bad. Fine. The sand was mixed with branches and some unknown trashes everywhere so it was not that...More

1  Thank June D
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Guess I'm just jaded, not easily shocked, or more refined but either way this is a great way to experience "something different" :)

1  Thank MamaRoxy
Reviewed 24 August 2016

\\\there are cleaner beaches, This is popular but I don't want to hang around a bunch of naked people jumping around. and I am uncomfortable people staring at me. Its not like Paris.

3  Thank ahha2014
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We didn't realise this beach is optional nudist. We went down the many steps though the forest to be greeted by some folks surveying the appetite for nude beaches. A woman behind us was taking photos of the view across to Vancouver Island and there...More

1  Thank Julia M
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Did you know this was a nude beach? Well, I didn't, only a mild shock, I was still panting from the 400+ steps we walked down. Really quite a cool beach - lots of logs scattered as if Pail Bunyan threw them. Seriously, if you...More

Thank Sara T
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I live near Wreck Beach and so spend a lot of time on the beach in the cooler months. There are between 200-400 steps down the cliffs, depending on your access point, and there are no facilities at beach level. The beach is quite crowded...More

Thank Slow-travel
Reviewed 21 July 2016

This clothing optional beach is amazingly beautiful and makes for a great place to spend an entire day. Also makes you work out with all the stairs that you have to climb! It's perfect as there were very few people and is a secluded quiet...More

Thank AbbyDoo12
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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
...More
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carebear7772017
Is this beach an approprate place to bring young children?
4 April 2017|
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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.
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Adam C
from downtown, what's the best way to get close to the beach via transit?
27 December 2016|
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Response from ahha2014 | Reviewed this property |
Broadway-UBC bus ask bus driver where to get off
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Gmj76
Is there a place on the beach that you can go to only be around people who are completely nude? I've been to the beach once not far from the bottom of the stairs and some people are nude and some are half nude and some are fully clothed.
24 June 2016|
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Response from JezandStacy | Reviewed this property |
It is clothing optional not nude. It depends a lot on the day and weather.
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