Warmer weather appears to be here to stay, and if you’re searching for a spot to tan places that don’t get much sun, these nu.d.e beaches in Canada have you covered.
Many people are unaware that Canada has two legally designated clothing-optional beaches and beaches labeled as “nu.d.e-friendly.” While they are not officially nu.d.i.st beaches, they are claimed to be places where it is acceptable to be n.a.ke.d.
With that in mind, here are six official and unofficial n.u.d.ist beaches in Canada to visit this summer – just remember to bring plenty of sunscreens!
Hanlan’s Point – Nu.d.e Beaches in Canada
Location: Toronto, ON
Hanlan’s Point Beach, located on the Toronto Islands, is one of just two legally authorized clothing-optional beaches in Canada and the only one in Ontario.
By taking the ferry to Hanlan’s Point, you may easily reach the beach. Keep an eye out for signs denoting the nu.d.i.st area of the beach!
Wreck Beach – Nu.d.e Beaches in Canada
Location: Vancouver, BC
Wreck Beach, located in Vancouver’s Pacific Spirit Regional Park, is Canada’s other designated n.u.d.ist beach and a popular destination for sunbathers, dressed or not.
Oka National Park
Location: Oka, QC
Oka National Park, located less than an hour from Montreal, has a beach where sunbathers may “get a tan everywhere,” according to Cottage Life.
Picnic tables and barbecues are available on the beach for cooking a meal in between tanning periods.
Beaconia Beach – Nu.d.e Beaches in Canada
Location: Beaconia, MB
Beaconia Beach is a 3-kilometer beach in Manitoba’s Interlake Region north of Winnipeg.
According to the Interlake Tourism Association, the beach is divided into clothing-mandatory and clothing-optional areas and may be reached via the nearby Patricia Beach.
Crystal Crescent Beach
Location: Halifax, NS
Crystal Crescent Beach is a gorgeous spot in Halifax’s Sambo Creek with three white-sand beaches.
While the beach is not an officially designated clothing-optional area, it “sees many regular and visiting n.u.di.st.s,” according to the Federation of Canadian Naturalists.
Location: Saskatoon, SK
The quantity of na.k.ed sunbathers on Paradise Beach has given it the moniker “Bare A*s Beach.”
According to Cottage Life, the beach is located just south of Saskatoon and is where “local authorities prefer to accept n.u.dit.y.”