It may not feel like it just yet, but summer is right around the corner and that means beach time can't be far behind. Now, Canada may not be thought of as a beach destination for some travellers right now but locals will tell you otherwise. The water may not be clear blue and the clouds may interrupt your sunbathing but with the incredibly high temperatures and unbearable humidity levels experienced in July and August, the beach really is the place to be.
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How did we end up here? BC gives zeros fvcks about the fast paced East Coast life and would much rather grab their paddle board or yoga mat, light up and be one with nature. Nude beaches are just par for the course. The locals have all been to Wreck at least once in their life if not frequenting the most famous nude beach every summer. I mean, come ON. Literally, you can skip rocks here too, there are some great rocks here.
Did you pack your birthday suit?
Although cottagers have long known the joys of skinny dipping and secluded nude sunbathing, public nudity has been tucked carefully away—until recently. Twenty-nine kilometres south of Halifax, Crystal Crescent Beach has lovely white sand and a gorgeous view of the Atlantic. If you choose to put your clothes on, explore the km trail loop that hugs the coastline. Pack a picnic, bring a lot of sunscreen, and enjoy the view across Lake Ontario. High flood waters earlier this summer prompted the Regional Municipality of St. Clements to declare a state of emergency for Patricia Beach, about an hour north of Winnipeg — so check conditions before visiting the area, located on the southern end of Lake Winnipeg. On busy weekends, you may have to cross a narrow channel over to Beaconia Beach to enjoy being nude without upsetting anyone. If you go, be respectful and clean up your trash. There are limited facilities, though—portable toilets, but no running water—so bring you might want to bring your own water. And, of course, sunscreen.
There are stairs to get to and from this beach. There is a nice view. The beach is certainly Discovered this beach while exploring the Campus of the University of British Columbia. There are I knew that there was a nude beach in the Vancouver area and since I had a couple extra days before the convention I decided to check it out.