Best Skinny Dip

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Summer can get sticky, icky and hot. Sometimes, you just want to take off all of your clothes and get naked. If you prefer stripping down without scandalizing your company (we do), we’ve got the best skinny dipping spots across the country.

Best of Canada - Best Skinny Dip - Hanlan's point

Hanlan’s Point

Toronto, Ontario

Hanlan’s Point is a public beach on the Toronto Islands. We’ll be honest, sometimes it plays host to a colony of nudists, but join the clan for a day. In 2002, the City of Toronto designated a one kilometre stretch to be clothing optional. No judgement here, so bare all in the buck at Hanlan’s Point. Take the ferry, but leave the swimsuit behind!

Best of Canada - Best Swimming Hole/Best Skinny Dipping Spot - The Grotto at Bruce Peninsula Park

The Grotto

Bruce Peninsula, Ontario

We’d only heard of The Grotto in the Playboy mansion, but apparently Georgian Bay has one too. Naturally, we’re pretty curious. We found that The Grotto is a popular swimming spot, so if you’re getting naked, do it at sunrise or sunset. Keep it classy Canada.

Best of Canada - Best Skinny Dipping Spot - Sooke Potholes

Sooke Potholes Provincial Park

Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Pop in a pothole in Sooke, B.C. I know what you’re thinking – it doesn’t sound that glamorous. Think about it this way, it’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream-inspired frolic in the forest. Be like Puck in the buck. There are many pool-like potholes to pick from and the water is clear and cool. Cool off from the hot.

Best of Canada - Best Skinny Dipping Spot - Oka Park

Oka Park

Lac des Deux Montagnes, Quebec

Oka Park, Lac des Deux Montagnes has been clothing optional since the 1940’s. While nudity is not officially recognized, it’s accepted. Feel like the original Adam & Eve. Welcome to heaven for naturists.

Best Skinny Dip - Algonquin Park

Algonquin Park

Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario

Take a second to cool off and be free like an animal - in all ways possible. With the size of this park, it’s never difficult to find a secluded spot. Ontario Parks is protecting the rivers in this area, so the waters are quite nice. Get nude, dude.

Best Skinny Dip - Garibaldi Lake

Garibaldi Lake

Fraser Valley, British Columbia

Wakie, Wakie, time to get nakie! Get up early and greet the morning with a skinny dip. The view of the mountains is fantastic, but why not add your own scenery into the mix? Make your own waves in the pristine waters of Garibaldi Lake.

Best Skinny Dip - Wreck Beach

Wreck Beach

Vancouver, British Columbia

Clothing optional. Wreck beach is an internationally acclaimed nude beach. It’s also North America’s largest. Every year they host a Bare Buns Run and people jump into the water for a post-run dip as a group. If you’re proud of what your mama gave ya, get naked at wreck beach – just make sure to look people in the eyes.

Best Skinny Dip - Crystal Crescent Beach

Crystal Crescent Beach

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Crystal Crescent Beach, the only place that offers a crescent, but guarantees a full moon. There are perils when it comes to skinny dipping, but at least you’ll be discovering a whole new colour of sand stuck in your nether-regions. Hello, white sand!

Best Skinny Dip - Wasaga Beach

Wasaga Beach

Simcoe County, Ontario

If you ask any of the baby boomers about Wasaga beach, they’ll tell you about driving there in a Camaro with a group of friends and spending the day listening to awesome music. Not much has changed. Party, get sweaty, but remember when you get slick you should take a dip!

Best Skinny Dip - Cabin Lake

Cabin Lake

North Vancouver, British Columbia

People know Cabin Lake for its hiking trails, but let’s get serious. After a big exhausting hike – all we want to do is take off our clothes and cool down. When you’re done getting fit, you need to strip and dip!