Swim Naked in the Ocean

Swim Naked in the Ocean

Well, maybe not a this time of the year, but this is something I did a few years ago when traveling to Vancouver.
I understand that it’s not every day that you get an opportunity to swim naked in the ocean, but nevertheless if it’s possible, why not try?

My Experience in Wreck Beach

So, in my case I had the opportunity to visit Wreck Beach in Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada). At first, I thought it was an ordinary beach, but a sign indicating the rules of the beach informed me. Here are some of the most important rules:

  • Clothing is optional on the beach, but required on the trail
  • Please respect the people’s privacy
    • Photos and videos only with consent
    • Don’t stare and/or gawk
Wreck Beach Rules
Wreck Beach Rules

I took a picture from far away so as not to invade the privacy of people on the beach. The fact that about half of the people were naked and the other half were wearing clothes avoided the potential discomfort of being the only person dressed. So I put my towel on the beach and took off my clothes to go to the ocean.

Wreck Beach
Wreck Beach

As I am not used to nudism, I was not particularly comfortable. But I thought, “Come on, how many times in your life will you have the opportunity to swim naked in the Pacific Ocean?”

People were very respectful and nobody paid attention to me. Nevertheless, advancing into the water, I was anxious to finally reach a depth sufficient to have the water up to my shoulders. But it was really a very very gentle slope …

Wreck Beach Sunset
Wreck Beach Sunset

In the end, I enjoyed the feeling of swimming without any clothes. I found that it was really worth overcoming my initial discomfort to live this.

Challenge for YOU

If you get the chance, go and swim naked in the ocean! Remember, never let the discomfort of the unknown stop you from trying a new thing.

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