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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 4 weeks ago

Love wreck beach as it offers great views of the surrounding area. In the summer there are a lot of young people and a number of natural wearers. Dogs are permitted also.

Thank Tettlley
Reviewed 3 January 2018

This is a great beach that opens up behind a forest in UBC. It is worth it to go down the 400 steps, even knowing you'll have to climb them up again haha! We visited in the winter and loved it, so I imagine in...More

1  Thank RoMaurino
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Definitely worth the 400+ stairs down and back to see the sunset - made it with about 15 minutes before it set. Be aware that this is a clothing optional beach and I'm pretty sure some of those that chose to go without it at...More

Thank Heather T
Reviewed 13 September 2017

A lot of locals know that this is the nude beach. The people who hang out there are all polite and friendly. There are a LOT of stairs going down to this beach so it keeps out the riff raff for the most part.

2  Thank Nina P
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Wreck Beach is a popular clothing-optional beach. You can access to this beach with trails and it has about 500 stairs, so don't forget to bring water.

Thank Fatemeh A
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Wreck Beach is located in the UBC Endowment Lands. The trails are very picturesque and the forests are lush with foliage and some very large trees. The trail is well built and very safe. The main beach is very sandy and the water was quite...More

Thank BC V
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Wreck Beach is clothing optional! We've been here a few times, and each time there are plenty of nude people. Keep your cameras to yourselves! There's a paid parking lot a short walk from the "entrance" of the beach (top of the stairs). Be prepared...More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Only started to come here recently ... And I don't know why it took me so long ! It's a "clothing optional" beach, not a nudist beach - there is no pressure to go naked ! Everyone can come here - young, old and even...More

1  Thank Leeann T
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I spent 5 awesome days in Vancouver and my favorite relaxing spot was there. Optional clothes, great sun exposure, plenty massive log poles all around dividing the beach in little villages or party spots. Waves are little, sand is fine, the water is (too) cold...More

1  Thank Babofzerockies
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We were told about the beach as a "you just gotta do it for the memories!" Spot. Well we did and it did not disappoint! The atmosphere was may more relaxed than I expected given that it was across the street from a UBC which...More

Thank marynoel214
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 October 2017|
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Response from Rob B | Reviewed this property |
Not far no steep yes nude in summer nothing there now to cold all are nude really gross disgusting place lot of criminals and students drunks stoners there it's a real gross loser place
Fabiola S
26 September 2017|
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Response from Rob B | Reviewed this property |
It's really gross loser people for drunks drug addicts etc police search people thousands of naked people etc very disgusting for Canada it's a disgrace like big mental ward Canada is a looser nation
3 April 2017|
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Response from D O | Reviewed this property |
Very. Great place for children and usually there are children enjoying the water, sand, wind and air.