Acadia Beach - Canada, British Columbia, University Endowment Lands
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Basic Details


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4.2 mi



Parking Available


7QH5+R5 University Endowment Lands, BC, Canada


Acadia Beach is a small, secluded beach located in the University Endowment Lands in Canada. The beach is about 300 meters long and has dark sand.


The beach also offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and forests. There are no lifeguards on duty and dogs are allowed, but they must be on a leash. There are no other amenities at this beach, so visitors should plan accordingly and bring their own food, water, and other supplies.


Activities available at the beach include swimming, picnicking, and sunbathing


Parking is available at the beach, but it is limited and can fill up quickly during peak times. There is a small parking lot at the beach, and it is free to park.

Fun Fact

Fun fact: Acadia Beach is named after the University of British Columbia's Faculty of Forestry, which used to be called the "Faculty of Forestry and Agriculture" until it was renamed the "Faculty of Forestry and Conservation" in 1968.


Nearby attractions include the Pacific Spirit Regional Park, which has hiking trails and picnic areas. The nearby Spanish Banks beach also offers more amenities and activities.


There are several restaurants located in the University Endowment Lands area, including The Delly and The Gallery Café, which offer a variety of cuisine such as sandwiches, salads, and coffee.


There are no hotels located directly near Acadia Beach, but there are several options in the nearby city of Vancouver, including the Fairmont Pacific Rim, the Shangri-La Hotel, and the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Sandee Rating: 82/100

Acadia Beach provides free parking at the entrance, although spaces are limited. Visitors can also find street parking nearby for easy access to the beach.

No, Acadia Beach does not have lifeguards monitoring the beach – please be careful when swimming on this beach.

Acadia Beach is not family-friendly and does not have restrooms, lifeguards, and nearby food.

Acadia Beach boasts excellent swimming conditions, attracting swimmers of all skill levels with its gentle waves and clear waters.

Acadia Beach does not have restrooms on or near the beach.

Yes, Acadia Beach is known for being a nude beach, providing a liberating experience for those seeking clothing-optional sunbathing and swimming.

Acadia Beach does not have nearby food options – please plan your beach day accordingly.

Acadia Beach is renowned for its vibrant beach scene, offering various activities for everyone to enjoy Bike Paths, Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Nude, Snorkeling.

Acadia Beach does not have accommodations for people with disabilities.

Yes, bring your dog with you to Acadia Beach!

Acadia Beach is not generally considered to be good for surfing.