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  Wreck Beach - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wreck Beach is one of the largest officially clothing optional beaches in the world.
All of Wreck Beach is connected and it is possible to walk from one area to another.
Wreck Beach adjoins the University of British Columbia (UBC) campus, west of the city limits of Vancouver.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wreck_Beach   (1082 words)

 Wreck Beach -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
While the entire beach clear around Point Grey is often referred to as Wreck Beach, the large sandy area on the north side of the North Arm Breakwater at the base of Trail #6 is what most think of when they talk about Wreck Beach.
Wreck Beach is accessible by road and transit, but, except from the University of British Columbia (UBC) campus, is too far to walk from most places in Vancouver.
Wreck Beach lies at the base of a cliff face, therefore, the numbered trails all are fairly steep.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Wreck_Beach   (845 words)

 Wreck Beach: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Wreck Beach is one of the largest officially clothing optional nudism quick summary:
Along this section of Wreck beach are two searchlight towers that are relics from the second world war.
The large sandy area on the north side of the North Arm Breakwater at the base of Trail #6 is what is most often thought of as "Wreck Beach." The trail is the most developed of the trails down the bluff and consists of 399 wooden steps.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/w/wr/wreck_beach.htm   (1353 words)

 wreck beach concerns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Wreck Beach Preservation Society and Pacific Spirit Park Society have been urging GVRD to stand firmly by its staff recommendations of 16 storeys and the Board’s earlier commitment to preserve the viewscape from low tide at Wreck Beach so that no more towers would be visible from the beach during summer foliage months.
Wreck Beach is part of Pacific Spirit Regional Park, which is protected from development impacts by its Regional Park Management Plan and by the Official Community Plan (OCP), a bylaw of the GVRD.
Wreck Beach itself stretches from Booming Ground Creek to the Acadia sections of the beach for a distance of 7.8 km.
www.cocreation.net /wreck_beach_concerns.htm   (5392 words)

 CANOE -- JAM! - Wreck Beach 'sketchy'
Wreck Beach is a Vancouver shoreline where clothes and conventional attitudes are optional.
On a dark August night in 1993, a 20-year-old beer vendor was raped and murdered on the bluff overlooking the beach.
Wreck Beach, a co-production of Axis and Northern Light Theatres, runs through April 9 at La Cite Francophone.
jam.canoe.ca /Theatre/Reviews/W/Wreck_Beach/2000/03/31/pf-742624.html   (398 words)

 Wreck Beach
While nudity is optional throughout Wreck Beach, those who choose not to undress are often greeted with calls to join the unclothed.
Wrecking is no longer economically significant, however as recently as the 19th century in some parts of the world it was the mainstay of many otherwise economically marginal coastal communities.
Wrecking is the subject of Daphne du Maurier's novel Jamaica Inn.
www.artistbooking.com /trips/233/wreck-beach.html   (1454 words)

 SEE Magazine: April 06, 2000
Inspired by the slaying of a young Wreck Beach beer vendor in 1993, the play illuminates the lives of Wreck Beach regulars – free-thinking nudists, dope dealers and vendors (sandwiches, beer, skunk weed) who frequent the beach.
Rhymer, a member of the Wreck Beach community himself, saw the girl the day she was killed and knows the scene and story well.
Wreck Beach is the kind of place where free spirits and kind souls congregate, where anything goes, providing it doesn’t hurt anyone.
www.seemagazine.com /Issues/2000/0406/stage4.htm   (736 words)

 Tourism BC | Vancouver | Beaches & Swimming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
While the beach's active shores of sand, grass and sports courts attract beachgoers as well as volleyball, tennis and basketball players, the pool's size -almost three times as large as an Olympic pool- is well divided, allowing for swimmers of all levels.
The beach's playground is a favourite with kids, while the area's terrific swimming appeals to visitors of all ages.
On the western shores of Boundary Bay in Tsawwassen, Centennial Beach is renowned for having one of the warmest and cleanest soft-sand beaches in the area.
www.hellobc.com /en-CA/SightsActivitiesEvents/RestRelaxation/BeachesSwimming/Vancouver.htm?Lev1=9   (998 words)

 wreck beach   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Wreck Beach and UBC is around the corner (assuming the camera is facing the usual direction).
Wreck Beach is located at the bottom of the cliffs on the west side of Marine Drive behind Place Vanier Residence.
Wreck Beach officially begins at Acadia Beach and ends at Blue Ground Creek and is a full 7.8km long stretch of beach area.
www.cocreation.net /wreck_beach.htm   (3620 words)

 Wreck Beach Hiistory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Wreck Beach Preservation Society (WBPS) began January 25, 1977 with the assault on Wreck Beach by authorities without public input.
Authorities would have the public believe that Wreck Beach is only that beach at the base of Trail 6, but the WBPS has--for years--adamantly stated our mandate which is: To preserve the Wreck Beach area, including foreshore and cliffs, in as nearly a natural state as possible from Spanish Banks West to the Musqueam Reserve!
Wreck Beach Day, which is normally held the second Saturday of July, has been moved to August 8 so that we will have low tides to accommodate our 15th annual sandcastle event.
www.wreckbeach.org /history.html   (482 words)

 IgoUgo: Vancouver Tourism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Somewhere along the line Wreck Beach became a clothing optional beach, and you can basically go there in any state of dress or undress you feel comfortable: sarongs, g-strings, bathing suits, a sunhat, sans-everything, etc. These are all cool.
Wreck Beach is a great place to meet people, trip the light fantastic and even stay late hanging around fires.
Wreck beach is accessed by a series of semi-hidden trailheads near the UBC’s museum of Anthropology.
www.igougo.com /planning/journalEntryOverview.asp?JournalID=28635   (753 words)

 Folklore, Folk Myths, Magic, Religion, Beliefs, and Ways
Wreck Beach- Vancouver, B.C. Some say, that if you visit Wreck Beach at night, and are away from the camp fires or the crowds, you can hear a woman screaming as if she's being brutally murdered.
There was a teenaged beer vendor Christina (Tina) Joy Thompson who was murdered at the top of Trail Six in August 1993, that inspired a local play called "Wreck Beach" that tells the tale, and could be the source of the tale.
Apparently this was the 2nd murder committed at Wreck Beach by 1993.
www.technogypsie.com /folklore   (2190 words)

 PORT JACKSON (SYDNEY HARBOUR) - SHIPWRECKS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It was, however, during the migration years of the mid to late nineteenth century that most tragic shipping incidents occurred, tragic not only in the loss of lives, but the circumstances of their loss, being so close to their new home after several months at seas.
The fully-rigged ship Dunbar is just one example of such a tragedy, wrecked outside the Heads in 1858, with the loss of all but one of her complement.
It was partly as a result of this wrecking that the first lightship in Australia was moored at the north-western end of Sow and Pigs Reef, in August 1836.
oceans1.customer.netspace.net.au /portjackson-wrecks.html   (9355 words)

 Wreck Beach- Vancouver, Canada - VirtualTourist.com
Wreck Beach is located at the bottom of the cliffs on the most western point of Vancouver (Point Grey), on UBC campus.
Wreck Beach is only accessible by foot down a very steep staircase built into the cliff.
Wreck Beach is located at the bottom of the cliffs on the west side of Marine Drive.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/North_America/Canada/Province_of_British_Columbia/Vancouver-903183/Things_To_Do-Vancouver-Wreck_Beach-BR-1.html   (1112 words)

 Vancouver Plus.ca - Tourism & Transportation - Wreck Beach
Aside from the fact that most of the people there are buck naked, Wreck looks just like any other beach: people play volleyball (without the support mind you), toss the Frisbee, and soak in the sun (no tan lines of course).
The unsaid rules of the beach are no staring and no flaunting but both are hard to enforce.
Wreck beach usually attracts a good mix of young and old with lots of couples (an equal number of hetero and homosexual), but not surprisingly, families seem to stick to nearby Jericho and Kits beach.
www.vancouverplus.ca /portal/profile.do?sectionID=115&categoryID=6&contentType=0&profileID=397202   (271 words)

 Fodor's Travel Guides | Forums Messages
Wreck Beach itself had beautiful generally unspoiled views of the Georgia Strait with logs to sit on.
Wreck Beach is clothing-optional and is legally and socially accepted in Vancouver as such.
Strolling the equally-charming-as-West-End streets to Kitsilano Beach, I again was awed by the peaceful, relaxed ambience and the beautiful views of English Bay from a different angle, this time with downtown Vancouver and mountains behind visible.
www.fodors.com /forums/pgMessages.jsp?fid=29&tid=34654156&numresponses=4&start=0   (1251 words)

 Amazon.com: Wreck of the Memphis: Books: Edward L Beach   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Wreck of the Memphis is the story of a Navy cruiser, Memphis, formerly named Tennessee.
It is the story of an afternoon in the Dominican Republic, where in less than an hour, the ship went from being fully prepared for war, to a beach wreck at the base of a cliff.
Edward L. Beach, renown American submariner, and author of "Run Silent, Run Deep," brings his considerable talents to bear on the story of the USS Memphis, (commanded, not coincidentally, by his father), which was wrecked by a sudden tidal wave while at anchor in a tropical Caribbean port.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0808500511?v=glance   (1058 words)

 Wreck Beach 09-25-04
In close cooperation with the Wreck Beach Preservation Society (WBPS), the Naturist Action Committee (NAC) is requesting your immediate participation in a grass roots battle to preserve Wreck Beach.
Wreck Beach in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, is one of the most beautiful clothing-optional beaches in the world.
The Wreck Beach Preservation Society is asking the official stewards of the beach, the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) and other regional authorities to protect the public park from this irreparable loss.
www.nac.oshkosh.net /AlertsAdvisoriesUpdates/ALERTS/Wreck_Beach_09-25-04/wreck_beach_09-25-04.html   (1130 words)

 Wreck Beach 2004
For years, the Wreck Beach Preservation Society (WBPS) has steadfastly fought the cutting of trees, the building of proposed roads, the dumping of tons of rock on the beach and other projects that would have put traditional nudity on the beach into conflict with nearby users.
From the back of a flatbed truck, Wreck Beach Preservation Society organizer and NAC board member Judy Williams speaks to a rally of protesters seeking the relocation of the Marine Drive residential towers.
A group of outraged Wreck Beach supporters protests the short sightedness and heavy-handedness of the University of British Columbia.
www.nac.oshkosh.net /Local_Issues/Wreck_Beach_2004/wreck_beach_2004.html   (1472 words)

 The Daily News - Nudists say new dorms would invade their privacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Stephanie and her mother, Justine Gibson, joined the protest Sunday along with members of the Wreck Beach Preservation Society, which has fended off challenges to the nude beach since the 1970s.
Beyond its informal dress or lack of it, Wreck Beach is equally known and cherished for its laissez-faire lifestyle, with open drug and alcohol sales by nude vendors balancing coolers on their heads.
Tired of the protest and anxious to meet new kids among the regular gang of 50 youngsters who spend their summers at Wreck Beach, Stephanie raced down to the surf.
www.tdn.com /articles/2004/04/13/area_news/news08.prt   (402 words)

 CTV.ca | UBC tower threatens nude bathers on Wreck Beach
The beach itself, at the base of a cliff, is a 7.8-kilometre hike.
The view from beach level is nothing but cliff and untouched forest, and that is one of its main attractions, said Williams.
The new development could have negative impacts on birds too, she said, noting the beach is part of the Pacific Migratory Fly-Way.
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1081852560269_114?hub=TopStories   (550 words)

 Studland Beach Wreck - Dorset Coast   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This was only the first of a series of remarkable discoveries on the beach.
The timber is now in the care of the National Trust who own the beach and who are conserving the timber for eventual public display.
No trace of any wreck from which this timber could have come was located.
www.dorsetcoast.com /index.jsp?articleid=21372   (361 words)

 Wreck Beach   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
There is a sandy spit to the northwest of the base of the trail, and there are numerous small pockets of sand on either side.
There are numerous small trails that lead into the woods all along the shore behind this area which, while it violates strict naturist ideals, are sometimes used for sex.
Wreck Beach is accessible by road and transit, but, except from the UBC campus, is too far to walk from most places in Vancouver.
www.info-pedia.net /about/wreck_beach   (742 words)

 [Bc-vanlmg-members] FW: The Battle Over Wreck Beach Towers Moves To Full GVRD Board   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The height of the blimp is clearly shown in the top right hand corner of the photo that was later used to illustrate the view of the towers from Wreck Beach (http://www.wreckbeach.org/images/imag2.jpg).
The GVRD has recommended that no more towers be visible from Wreck Beach, and has required that UBC develop and consider alternatives to preserve the beach viewscapes.
Judy Williams is chair, and James Loewen is vice-chair, of the Wreck Beach Preservation Society.
www.sierraclub.ca /pipermail/bc-vanlmg-members/2005-July/000001.html   (908 words)

 Vancouver - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The city's numerous beaches, parks, waterfronts, and mountain backdrop, combined with its cultural and multi-ethnic character, all contribute to its unique appeal and style.
The municipality also has several large beaches, many flowing into each other, with the largest groups extending from the coast of Stanley Park before reaching False Creek, and on the other side of English Bay, starting in the Kitsilano neighbourhood all the way to the University Endowment Lands, which are separate from Vancouver.
The 18kms (11 miles) of beaches that surround Vancouver include English Bay (First Beach), Jericho, Kitsilano Beach, Locarno, Second Beach (Stanley Park), Spanish Bank East, Spanish Bank Extension, Spanish Bank West, Sunset, and Third Beach (Stanley Park).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vancouver   (5509 words)

 New Photographic Evidence from UBC Reveals Wreck Beach Privacy is Protected - UBC Public Affairs
New sightline photos were released today to The University of British Columbia Board of Governors, which confirm that the recently approved new student housing building will not encroach on the privacy of Wreck Beach.
Some bathers who frequent a nearby clothing optional beach, which is about 250 metres away and down a tree-lined cliff side, are opposed to the project.
This demonstrates the tree cover ensures that the first tower to be approved cannot be seen from the beach.
www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca /media/releases/2004/mr-04-044.html   (333 words)

 Some of Lynda's favorite Vancouver Beaches and Parks.
Wreck Beach (Vancouver's infamous nude beach) which is hard to get to since you have to descend a steep trail from UBC or walk in from Spanish Banks.
Third beach is the farthest from the road and is probably the quietest.
Second Beach is near the teahouse and has a concession stand, washrooms and changing rooms and a pool.
home.earthlink.net /~pudgies/Vancouver/VancouverParks.htm   (1473 words)

 Vancouver : Beaches   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The bathhouse dates to the turn of the 20th century, and a huge playground slide is mounted on a raft just off the beach every summer.
You get down to Wreck Beach by taking the very steep Trail 6 on the UBC campus near Gate 6 down to the water's edge.
Extremely popular with locals, and maintained by The Wreck Beach Preservation Society, Wreck Beach is also the city's most pristine and least-developed sandy stretch.
www.frommers.com /destinations/print-narrative.cfm?destID=171&catID=0171020389   (545 words)

 NetNude - Wreck Beach, BC, Canada, Report.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Going down to the beach using the trail is a beautiful experience because of the tree surroundings.
The beach is characterized by coarse grain sand and dispersed logs that protect you mainly of wind.
An official nudist beach located like Wreck is surely a big advantage for the Vancouver people and visitors.
www.netnude.com /Main/info/canada/wreck031.html   (261 words)

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