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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
6344 University Blvd | (Foot of Spanish Banks), Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2, Canada
University Land Endowments
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

Access is via a long decent down a steep staircase. The ascent at the end of your day will be an exhausting test of your endurance. Fortunately you don't need much (including a swim suit). Independent vendors stroll the beach offering organic sandwiches, treats and...More

Thank beyondORD
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I knew that there was a nude beach in the Vancouver area and since I had a couple extra days before the convention I decided to check it out . It was a long wrong from the bus stop to beach I went the wrong...More

2  Thank raindropsmlp
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I spent a number of days at Wreck Beach in the summer of 2015. I was there with my girlfriend. The location is beautiful. The water is nice and refreshing. The opportunity to swim without clothes is great. There were a lot of people enjoying...More

1  Thank manof1900
Reviewed 18 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.

4  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 30 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 26 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 19 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
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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4 April 2017|
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.
Adam C
27 December 2016|
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Response from ahha2014 | Reviewed this property |
Broadway-UBC bus ask bus driver where to get off
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.