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Wreck Beach, Vancouver

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#5 of 9 in Beaches in Vancouver
Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Be at one with nature at Wreck Beach, Canada's first official clothing-optional beach. A sweeping golden shoreline stretching 7.8 km (4.8 mi) provides a scenic retreat to swim, sunbathe, and chat with locals. Known for its friendly, welcoming atmosphere, the beach is a naturist's haven with a lively selection of bare-all events, including "Skinny-dip Day" and the popular "Bare Buns Run." Take a stroll via the various trail sites around the beach. You'll find a selection of street food and refreshing ice-cold beverages nearby. Using our online itinerary creator, Vancouver attractions like Wreck Beach can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A lovely beach close to the Universty campus in Vancouver. After coming down the steep steps I discovered Wreck Beach where the clothing optional signage attracted a group of naturists. There were... 
    A lovely beach close to the Universty campus in Vancouver. After coming down the steep steps I discovered Wreck Beach where the clothing optional signage attracted a group of naturists. There were...  more »
  • Yes, there are almost 500 stairs to get down to the beach(and of course to get back up). The beach is clothing optional which is more common in Europe than North America. There are lots of logs... 
    Yes, there are almost 500 stairs to get down to the beach(and of course to get back up). The beach is clothing optional which is more common in Europe than North America. There are lots of logs...  more »
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  • Such a great beach if you’re comfortable with nudity. You can be as naked as you want - from full frontal nudity to fully covered. No one cares and it's a super safe and chill environment. Everyone was doing their own thing, enjoying the sunshine and swimming. Great amount of logs all around, gives you a little extra feeling of privacy. The stairs are no joke though!
  • One of the most beautiful beaches in Vancouver (if not the most). Consider that clothing is optional here so it might not be a good place for children or if you are not comfortable with nudity. There are 490 stairs each way to the beach and back that you also need to consider. Limited free street parking and a paid parking lot 5-10 min walk

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