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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 18 August 2014

After almost 20 years of going to Wreck Beach, I will be avoiding this place until something is done about the vagrants that now plague the beach. I live within walking distance, but could not be asked to suffer one more day on this overcrowded...More

6  Thank sunnyville123
Reviewed 9 August 2014

This beach is very difficult to access. Parking is a mess as well. Once you get to it - all you see is an ugly beach. Don't waste your time - go to a CA, OR, or WA beach for real beauty.

4  Thank Grace S
Reviewed 8 August 2014

I cycled over to Wreck Beach from Yaletown (downtown Vancouver) and had a great ride out. It's about a 13K ride ach way and takes anywhere between 45 mins - 1 hr to get there, depending on the route and the speed at which you...More

1  Thank richardsmyname
Reviewed 7 August 2014

First off, this is a nude beach. You do not have to be nude, but others have the option to. You see it all, older people, children, teens and adults all baring it in the sand. I found this beach to have the nicest sand...More

Thank b_red_l
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Myriad sun bathers -- adults and children -- flock in summer to the sandy stretch of Wreck Beach that is accessed from Trail 6 near the Museum of Anthropology. The water is invigorating and the views of mountains and distant islands, lovely. But the big...More

1  Thank Rumples
Reviewed 2 August 2014

This great spot minutes from downtown Vancouver is a jewel in our worldly travels, you don't have to be a nudist to enjoy this incredible world class secluded beach, although at least top less for gals is recommended. Being an ex police officer I had...More

Thank douglas r
Reviewed 20 July 2014

This is a very interesting beach. There are stairs to the beach, but dense trees obscure the beach and the tail end of the stairs and we were staggered to find the number of stairs to be 490. It was summer and the beach was...More

1  Thank travellalone
Reviewed 14 July 2014

I had heard a lot about this beach in Vancouver and decided to check it out for myself, because a) I love the beach b) I have never been to a nude beach before and want to see what it was like (out of curiosity)....More

1  Thank Stephanie Y
Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

You can catch a bus from Downtown that takes you to the UBC bus loop so you get to admire the beautiful campus as you make your way to the beach. The beach itself is very nice, soft sand with minimal rock and debris and...More

2  Thank Trista L
Reviewed 28 June 2014

My partner and I go to Wreck Beach every trip to Vancouver, a yearly event now. It is a clothing-optional beach -- in the most stunning physical setting. There is pristine blue water ahead. Across the water, on a clear day, you can see the...More

3  Thank Douglas D
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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Is this beach an approprate place to bring young children?
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
from downtown, what's the best way to get close to the beach via transit?
27 December 2016|
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Response from ahha2014 | Reviewed this property |
Broadway-UBC bus ask bus driver where to get off
Is there a place on the beach that you can go to only be around people who are completely nude? I've been to the beach once not far from the bottom of the stairs and some people are nude and some are half nude and some are fully clothed.
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.