Matt & Megan
Nude Beach Map. Visited 2023
Patricia Beach is one of the lesser known nude beaches in Canada. Manitoba is an underrated summer destination and you won’t find many tourists in this part of the world. The sand is white and the water is clean – you’d be forgiven you’re on an ocean somewhere.
We made our way to Patricia Beach on a warm day near the beginning of the short beach season in Manitoba (June – end of August-ish). The main beach was quite busy but we still managed to find parking. The number of people thinned out as we got closer to the nude beach.
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This beach is located in Patricia Beach Provincial Park which means you need a vehicle permit to park in the parking lot, which costs $9.50 per car for the day. There are some periods in the summer where the permit isn’t required. More information on that is here. Otherwise entry to the beach is free.
Once we arrived at the nude beach it was clear there’s an established group of people who frequent the beach regularly. They had beach games set up that I’m sure we would’ve been welcome to join in on if we wanted to! The locals were friendly and courteous.
The only food vendor, Sandy’s Chipstand is near the parking lot. This place is legendary and for good reason. It has everything you’d expect: hot dogs, hamburgers, French fries and even mini donuts but the service is exceptional the food is super tasty. It’s open 7 days a week noon to 7pm weather permitting. We recommend grabbing something here and taking it to the beach with you. Otherwise you’re free to bring your own food and beverages. We didn’t experience any judgement or enforcement of liquor laws at Patricia Beach.
The beach itself is very similar to what you’d experience in nearby Gimli or Grand Beach: soft sand and cool water (especially in the Spring!). Here you’ll also find some logs washed up on the beach and some seaweed.
Patricia Beach can be a day trip from Winnipeg. There’s also lots of camping options and cabin rentals nearby but you will want to book that in advance. Because the summer season is so short in Manitoba, summer rentals are a hot commodity!
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There is no public transit here so driving is your best bet. The beach is located 84 kilometres north of Winnipeg, off Highway 59.
You will need a vehicle permit pass to park in the parking lot. Information is available here.