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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 5 days ago

Extensive coastline to be enjoyed with or without clothes (clothing optional). Approximately 10+km of beach, both sandy and rocky. Can explore far out on the shallow beach when tide is low. Variety of activities in summer. Water temperatures range 17 - 20C. Great views of...More

Thank D O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is mins' walk from UBC and to reach the beach, one has to go down >400 steps (and back up). Some folks actually go up and the steps multiple times as a form of exercise. There are quite a lot of people going...More

Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A tad tuff to get to, what with parking issues, and the trek down what seems like 100's of steps, but the ocean 'views' are good. Lotta wrinkles on display.

Thank r s
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Our first visit to Wreck Beach was better than we would have ever expected. The trails down to the beach were beautiful but the climb back up can be a bit of a chore. We were really impressed with the mix of people at the...More

2  Thank BoundlesslyBC
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Unless you want to see thousands of naked young people hippies Better in winter no one there dangerous at night time sort of easy access to ubc behind stairs one two portable toilets police frequent for obviuos reasons accessible from local university express buses 99...More

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Studying at UBC for a year I have been lucky enough to have this beautiful beach on my doorstep and it has fast become my favourite place in the world. The sunsets are insane and although the steps can be treacherous they're always worth it....More

Thank Pari S
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

No worries if you have cloths on, it is optional to go bare! The beach is more than 100 steps down from the University main road and totally worthy the hike back! It has a family atmosphere despite its reputation to be a naked beach....More

Thank mabrondani
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We heard about Wreck beach from the bartender of a restaurant that was at the bottom floor of a building we were staying in. The trip to Vancouver was different, usually we have a set itinerary, but this time around we asked locals for things...More

1  Thank jemcannu
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Our first time to nude beach and it was interesting.....clothing is optional so don't take your kids there. And you need to go down on almost 200 stairs and go up again. If you have heart problem or high blood pressure it's too many stairs.

Thank Mona123a
Reviewed 22 February 2017

People laying around nude baking in the sun .. you bet. Still a nice beach but there are only so many oily people you can stand before you feel like flipping them over with a pancake flipper. Nice vibe to the place as everyone is...More

2  Thank Chris S
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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3 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
23 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.