Matt & Megan
Nude Beach Map. Visited 2023
Crescent Rock Beach is a great option for a private nude beach in the lower mainland of British Columbia. It is much quieter here than busy Wreck Beach, but its lack of notoriety means you might have some locals walking too far from Crescent Beach stumble upon this nude section of the coastline. Which happened to us when a few dog walkers were shocked by all the naked people.. it was kind of funny and we laughed it off.
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Bring some water shoes because the rocks here can be really sharp. In low tide you’ll also need to walk a fair distance through seaweed and other obscured objects. We learned the hard way that hidden seashells do not treat your bare feet kindly. Ouch!
The peak season at Crescent Rock Beach would be during the summer (from May-ish to September with the hottest days being in July/August). There is a loyal community of nude-beach goers who regularly go to this beach. They are very friendly to newcomers and respect space. When we first visited they eagerly introduced themselves but also respected our privacy for the rest of the day.
There are no food or drink vendors on the beach, the closest place to get some food is in Crescent Beach – which has some well known fish and chip places. Great for take out. Drinking is technically illegal but this area is very infrequently attended to by local police so feel free to bring whatever you want to consume at the beach!
Apparently beach fires are also common here at sunset. We didn’t see any on the day we visited (due to a fire ban) but it would be a perfect spot to watch the sunset at the end of the day. Dogs are also welcome, which is rare for a nude beach. Our dog had a great time here and we’ll definitely be back. Highly recommended for a really chill Vancouver nude beach experience.
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Parking is available on nearby residential streets, with the closest being the end of Bayview Street. It can busy here during summer and you need to ensure you are not blocking driveways or parking in restricted areas (residents in this area are known for losing patience easily with disrespecting visitors).
There is bus service to Crescent Beach but give yourself lots of time if you're planning to take transit from Vancouver to this beach community.
The walk to the beach takes you close to an active train line, use caution when crossing and walking along it.