New clothing-optional beach to open at The Breakwater

This summer, Victorians and visitors alike may choose to leave their swimsuits behind with the opening of the city’s newest clothing-optional beach at Ogden Point.

Situated on the protected side of the Breakwater – and in plain view of the more than 400,000 annual visitors who stroll along it – the new Breakwater Bares All Beach is expected to open by mid-April. Staff with the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority are hopeful for warm weather on opening day, just to ensure a solid showing from locals.

“We’re always looking for ways to animate Ogden Point, to invite Victorians to mingle with visitors, and to ensure that we provide much-desired community space,” says Ian Robertson, CEO of the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority and proponent for the new space. “I’m most excited to see the looks on the faces of the 700,000 cruise passengers who will call to Victoria this summer. They will be completely exposed to the best that Victorians have to offer.”

Despite ocean temperatures ranging between seven and 10 degrees Celsius, public interest in the new beach space shouldn’t shrink with extended visitation. On-site services and amenities will include ample bike parking, wicker furniture, SPF 60+ sunscreen for newly-revealed skin, biodegradable disposable cameras, binoculars, and storage lockers.

The final approval for the, “birthday suits only,” space is anticipated to be signed off before noon on April Fools’ Day.

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