Photo courtesy Greater Victoria Harbour Authority.

Photo courtesy Greater Victoria Harbour Authority.

The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA) is into the April Fool’s Day spirit, suggesting visitors to Ogden Point leave their swimsuits behind with a proposed new clothing-optional beach.

In a joke media release, the authority said the “Breakwater Bares All Beach” on the protected side of the Breakwater would be “in plain view of the more than 400,000 annual visitors who stroll along it,” set to open by mid-April.

The authority says it is anticipated to be approved and signed off before noon on April Fool’s Day.

“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,” GVHA CEO Ian Robertson cracked in a statement.

The joke release said features of the beach include “ample bike parking, wicker furniture, SPF 60+ sunscreen for newly-revealed skin, biodegradable disposable cameras, binoculars, and storage lockers.”