Comments for Wreck Beach

Wreck Beach is one of North America's great nudist success stories, a quirky mix of musicians, sunbathers, and volleyball players who together form a unique nudist community.

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Posted September 14, 2015 09:03 am

Running at Wreck Beach

Running nude is my favorite activity (the word "gym" comes from the Greek word for "nude"). I have visited Wreck Beach to run 5k races, and of course enjoyed sunning and relaxing while I was there. The crowd is laid back and friendly, and only insist that others also display nude beach courtesy. Vancouver itself is a lovely city to travel to and visit, making this gem of a beach a bonus.

Posted March 24, 2015 01:22 pm

My first nudist experience

I heard of this beach while working in Vancouver in 1992 and thought I would try it. It was cool that day; one guy had a big heavy wool sweater and no bottoms. I took a short time to get used to the idea but I was nude in 5 minutes.

There were many students from the campus above in their own area and lots of folks walking up and down the beach. It was very comfortable after a very short while.

Posted August 4, 2013 06:31 am

Wreck Beach

My first visit to Wreck beach was a great one, at age 22. I went up to visit some friends in Vancouver at UBC and heard I should "stay away from" wreck beach. Obviously I was curious and looked it up. Finally a chance to experience a more open lifestyle. Well, over the next 2 days I went down to the beach and spent the day enjoying the freedom. Also, since this was 2010, I too was at the skinny-dip record attempt. Ironically I met a guy named Tony, but he was from Ohio who flew in.

Most recently, my 11 y/o son learned about nudist beaches (from a comment in a movie) He is comfortable in his "natural clothes" around shower time and such. I explained what they were, and that there was one nearby, which I had been to. He asked if it is someplace he could go. Remembering the surprising number of families at wreck, I think it might be ok. I'm thinking later this summer we might take a trip up there.

Posted May 14, 2013 09:32 pm

My First Time

I clearly remember my first naturist experience, and it was at Wreck Beach in 1979. I was 21, had just finished an undergrad degree in eastern Canada, and flew to Vancouver for a visit to meet a buddy who had a summer job near UBC. We went to Wreck Beach one day (which turned into 2 visits), and it was exhilarating and wonderful at the same time. I'm almost 55 now, and have embraced naturism since then.

Posted September 16, 2012 02:01 pm

Life Changer

Best friend introduced me to Wreck Beach 12 years ago. Have been numerous times over the years, and enjoy the folks we have gotten to know. Now we're members at the Van Tan Club N. Van (a beautiful place)for two years. Wife n' I just got back from a month there in our RV... It was a life changer for me 12 years ago, and I've never looked back. Clothes are way over rated! Bonus, my bride loves the lifestyle as well. Judy, key spokesperson for Wreck has done a fantastic job...

Note: The "Journey" down to and up from Wreck will leave you breathless. ;)

Posted June 15, 2011 06:12 pm


The regulars were very gracious and welcoming. They policed themselves and other bathers politely and appropriately. My wife felt so comfortable after talking with the regulars, that she too embraced the lifestyle and let her "sisters" take a deep breath.

The afternoon reached its pinnacle when I participated in beerball. Naked men contesting in sport with smiles and laughter.I wish that I could live nearby so as to become an expert at beerball. An experience that makes a lifetime.

Posted March 20, 2011 12:20 am

Well Worth the Trip

Wreck Beach is unlike any other clothing-optional beach. It is a truly unique experience. Yes there are a lot of stairs to go down and go back up at the end of the day. Take your time; it is well worth it. People are clothed and naked in equal proportions.

Posted March 7, 2011 05:08 pm

Wreck Beach

My wife and I and two good Canadian friends visited Wreck Beach last year. It was great. Good walking beach and we never felt uncomfortable. Well-behaved crowds. We will return.

Posted January 9, 2011 12:02 am

2010 Skinny Dip

A lifelong naturist and having read about and watched videos of Wreck Beach I decided to break into my stash of air miles and fly 300 miles to spend a weekend on Wreck Beach. No one ever mentioned the climb down.

I'm 68 and getting back up took three rest stops. It was a gloriously hot weekend and I loved every minute I was there and was happy to be counted among the many naturists and non-naturists who bared it all for the Skinny-Dip count.