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Wreck Beach

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University Land Endowments
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Address: University Blvd and South West Marine Drive | (Foot of Spanish Banks), Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2, Canada
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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The wreck is right

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Chris S
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Miami Beach, Florida
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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 laid back.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 drinks. Done with a beverage and the can will vanish by recycling gremlins within seconds.... More 

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Ponoka, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 way a couple of times but eventually reach the stairs as I went down the... More 

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American West
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 that option. All in all it was a great experience. Both my girlfriend and I... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 3 and a half star. There are alot of logs on the beach and between... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 about except for the "clothing optional" aspect. Mostly younger people were naked, but there were... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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 soft between my toes. I have to mention this first though- I don't know why... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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" :)

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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.

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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 preserving nature with a similar promise to preserve culture, its valleys are also home to the First Nations heritage museum, the biodiversity museum, and anthropological and memorial exhibitions. From its highest canopies to the sandy shorelines of Wreck Beach, its serenity is preserved by the University buildings that dot it, combining Mother Nature and scholarship.
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