Gay Beach/Swimming Holes

Wreck Beach

Vancouver,, BC
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Wreck Beach is one of the best-known nude beaches on the globe; probably because you can legally swim and sunbathe here. It's a huge beach, that stretches over 6 kilometers. Large amounts of people gather here. Wreck beach in near the University of British Columbia. From downtown, follow 16th Avenue west through Pacific Park and the University of British Columbia campus until the end of the road at SW Marine Drive. Turn right onto Marine Drive and after 1.5 kilometers, look left where you'll see Gate 6. This is the beginning of Trail 6 which will take you to Wreck Beach. Now that you know where it is, your next challenge is to find parking. You may be able to park in the campus lots. During the week, you can pay for parking in the campus garage. Once you've parked and returned to Trail 6, it goes directly to the beach on a long staircase. You'll know the clothing-optional area once you see the sign.

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