Amid the surf, sand and trees at the end of miles of rocks and sand lies this beach, where clothing-optional sunbathing is ... More
Amid the surf, sand and trees at the end of miles of rocks and sand lies this beach, where clothing-optional sunbathing is permitted. The festive atmosphere here includes children, seniors, and everyone in between. Located near the University of British Columbia, it even has its own society that organizes events like sandcastle building, an art show, bacci ball, kite-flying, and sand croquet - all sans apparel. Vendors sell everything from jewelry and clothing to special cookies and beer.
I liked going to Wreck Beach because I saw pretty naked women! (point blank) I feel i must say this in all honesty otherwise you may miss the point of the beach being there. It doesn't have a very good swimming environment because the tide is a little wild and the water seems (at-least 2 me) a little bit mirky or muddy. The sun shines brilliantly there though and the wind isn't bad. The hike in/out is good for the young but not the old. NUDITY is allowed there by the local police so whatever, it's between you and God if you want to check it out...
If only I could live at Wreck Beach 24/7 I would!
Great atmosphere, great people, great views.
I go there regularly with my family and we have a blast every time (until it is time to walk up those stairs).
The best time to go is when the waves are coming in, nothing like playing naked in the waves!
An extremely beautiful bay and lovely wide beach however,
Beware the Wreck Beach Taleban!
Most people are great there but there are one or two people who feel that they 'own' the beach and try and tell you what you can and cannot do!
Not very nice really.
No-one owns the beach, full stop!!! Don't know who they think they are!
Loveeeeeed this beach. This was my first Vancouver Beach experience, and I totally enjoyed it. Everything you could possibly want is offered to you the beach by the friendly vendors, beach blankets, cold beer, water, popsicles, hot dogs, fruit, even wreck beach T Shirts for purchase!! The sunset is absolutely amazing as well... post card perfect. Nudity is optional. (it feels great) All the people I have met there, have the most laid back friendly personalities that helped make my experience there memorable. Thanks so much wreck beach, I will become a regular!
The best beach in the city. Believe me, I know. I live in Vancouver, and beaches are my favourite place in the world. This one is "clothing-optional," so whether you feel comfortable baring it all or not, no one will be judging. That pretty much sums up the atmosphere at Wreck, everyone's friendly and enjoying the beach and the sunshine. Great hotdogs, too (get out of the gutter). Occasional fire performances after dark. And last but not least, the one singular thing that makes a trip to Vancouver worth every penny; that gorgeous, fantastic, mesmerizing Wreck beach sunset.
I love this beach. The way everything is set up allows you to either join a community of people or have privacy in your own little section. The vendors kick butt and where else in Vancouver can you be naked and comfortable. The hike back up sucks after a hot day in the sun but it's totally worth it.
My family is lucky to have Wreck as our regular beach. We've been regulars there for over a decade. My wife & I have been to nude beaches in California, Hawaii, & St. Marteen, and there is NOTHING like Wreck. The beach is self policing, so if any gawkers or idiots with cameras show up, they are warmly invited to join the crowd and put away the camera. Body acceptance is the way, and we feel that our son has a healthy attitude towards not only his nudity, and others. Come check it out, it will free your mind and body from the day's constraints.
I visited Wreck Beach back in the 70's when I was in my early thirties. This time I was 62 and had had heart surgery! We went down in November, perfect weather, gorgeous sunset.
However I had "jelly legs" when I finally reached the sand, and came close to losing consciousness climbing up the 400 steps upon return! Please, put in a few "log" benches here and there for resting spots.
Also, it looks as if the long timers have made little "rooms" for themselves, marking out their territory with logs, standing logs to hold tarps (I guess) and even planting perennials around the perimeters of said rooms. Does this mean we casual visitors would not be allowed into a room should we arrive early?
Still and all, an awesome place!
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