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Bare It All: 6 Canadian Nude Sunbathing Spots

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Would you dare to go bare? If you like the idea of nude sunbathing and no tan lines, you're in luck. has scouted six beaches where you can choose to take a dip in the buff across the country.

Here's the skinny on some topless and nude beaches in Canada...

Hanlan's Point beach, Ontario
Image: margonaut, Hanlan's Point via Flickr CC by 2.0

Hanlan's Point is located on the Toronto Island's, just a short ferry ride from Toronto's downtown core. The southern part of the beach has been designated as a clothing optional area since 2002. There are signs marking the clothing optional area, and it's best to be within those limits before disrobing.

Beaconia Beach, Manitoba
Image: Andy S, 2013-06-02 11.59.20 via Flickr CC BY 2.0

Located between Patricia Beach and Grand Beach, you'll find Beaconia Beach, a 3-kilometre wide sandy beach. This beach is recognized as clothing-optional, but because it's located within a provincial park, it's recommended to head further north on the beach on weekends if you're planning to be nude. The beach is located about 50 kilometers outside of Winnipeg on the shores of Lake Winnipeg, and divided into clothing mandatory and clothing optional sections. Due to the fact the beach is also for those who like to swim the traditional way (i.e. covered up), there are many families who use the beach. Make sure you're well within the clothing optional range before disrobing.

Wreck Beach, British Columbia
Image: abdallahh, Pacific Spirit Regional Park, Vancouver, BC via Flickr CC by 2.0

Wreck Beach, the second largest clothing-optional beach in North America, is a 7.8-kilometre stretch of sand for those who like to swim and sunbath nude. Just 15 minutes from Vancouver, Wreck is easily accessible by more than 100,000 visitors each year.

Oka Park beach, Quebec
Image: abdallahh, Lac des Deux-Montagnes via Flickr CC by 2.0

On the shore of the Lac des Deux Montagnes, you'll find the beach at Oka Park, visited by naturists for more than 20 years. Being close to Montreal makes this beach a popular spot for sun seekers. The main beach is clothing mandatory, but you'll find the unofficial clothing optional section at the far east part of the park.

Crystal Crescent Beach, Nova Scotia
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Crystal Crescent Beach in Nova Scotia's Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park is known as Halifax's formal nude ocean beach. There are three white sand beaches here, the first two of which are clothing mandatory and the third beach is clothing optional. There are also boardwalks, bird watching opportunities and the trailhead to a hike that leads to Pennant Point.

Little Tribune Bay, British Columbia
Image: Kyle Pearce, White Sand of Tribune Bay via Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0

Located on Hornby Island in British Columbia, Tribune Bay Provincial Park offers 1,000 meters of white sandy beach. It's often considered one of the top five beaches in the country. Shallow waters during low tide make the water temperatures quite warm in summer. While Tribune Bay requires clothing, you can shed you bathing suit at the nearby sister beach Little Tribune Bay. Less crowded than it's sister beach, it is an ideal respite to enjoy the sun and a dip in the ocean sans swimsuit.

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