Due to its westerly location, Wreck Beach offers some of the region's most stunning sunsets on Vancouver's Point Grey borough.
Located on the edge of Point Grey Vancouver, Wreck Beach is found at the base of the cliffs that border the edge of the University of British Columbia campus. This beach is very special - it is one of the most popular clothing optional beach's in the world which is full in the warm summer months.
Encompassed in Pacific Spirit Regional Park, Wreck Beach is a collective group of beaches spanning 7.8 kilometres - acadia beach, tower beach, blooming grounds creek and point grey. Connected, they form Wreck Beach - located down a long stairway at the edge where Fraser River and the Georgia Strait meet. The two main trails are found at the UBC campus near the Museum of Anthropology.
Wreck Beach has an illustrious history. Used during World War II as placement for gun turrets to protect the city from attack (found at the aptly named tower beach), it found its niche due to its quiet locale and remoteness as a world renowned clothing optional beach with both a gay friendly beach and mixed. The winter months along the beach see it empty due to the colder weather in the region - most who want to experience the beauty of the region's surroundings can take the opportunity of these few months to visit.
The venue sees over half a million visitors on an annual basis. Visitors do not have to go far to look for amenities on the beach - the summer months sees dozens of makeshift shops along vendors row - selling everything from foodstuffs to handcrafted souvenirs.
Wreck Beach is a year round venue for clothing-optional sunbathing, views, and enjoyment. Its stunning locale attracts thousands of people both during the summer season and off season, a place for individuals, friends, couples and even families.
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Wreck BeachWreck Beach is located on the edge of the UBC Campus. There are two stairways going down the beach - one near the Museum of Anthropology and the other across from the Nitobe Gardens.
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