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Acadia and Tower Beaches is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Greater Vancouver A, British Columbia, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.0 mi Elevation gain 469 ft Route type Out & Back
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Hikers and sunbathers in the buff can be found along this beach hike. The trail, which is mostly an undefined route along the rocky shore, starts on the north side of Point Grey at Acadia Beach. It passes two interesting WWII searchlight towers and ends with a steep climb: the 483 stairs at famous clothing-optional Wreck Beach. Nude sunbathers and off-leash dogs allowed October - February. Wreck Beach is Vancouver's only nude beach. On sunny days the clothing-optional attitude spreads along Tower and Acadia Beaches as well. Note: Beach rocks can be slippery, and there's not always sand to walk on. There is no fresh water along this hike. At hight tide, some sections of the shoreline may be difficult or impossible to access.

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Scott Spence
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Kurt Kayser
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Parts of the trail were excellent but much of it wasn’t so much a trail as scrambling over large rocks and logs along the beach with no specific trail at all. The views are nice (minus the naked old men at the wreck beach section) and sections of the beach are nice but I won’t do it again.

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David Twomey
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nice quite loop. very rocky walking along this trail. seen two bald eagles and a few seals coming towards the towers.

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Marc & Brock
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During high tide, it's necessary to climb over some boulders and logs. Beautiful ocean views.

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Matt Juhasz
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It’s wonderful that dogs are allowed here (and off leash too!) in the offseason (Oct 1 - Feb 28). Quite a lot of loose rocks and a bit of clambering on wet wood during high tide. This is not an easy beach walk.

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Kenneth Wedin
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Almost all of this “trail” consists of medium-sized rocks in which you have to teeter and struggle to avoid twisting your ankles. The only good part is the sand at the end on Wreck Beach and the stairway back up to Marine Drive, which is a good workout.

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Jill Harburn
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Amarachi Miller
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Nobu Tanaka
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Amarachi Miller
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Hannah Bugas
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Amarachi Miller
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Lillian Li
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Ryan P
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Fabiola Ban
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M Lee
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Stanislav Stefanov
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Joseph Meyer
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Hanns Corvalán
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Leo Duan
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Matt and Vanessa Leaker
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Marie Hashimoto
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Gene Chen
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Megan Steen
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Yuling Li
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Joanne Hopwood
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Chad Campbell
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