While the idea of a nude beach can be enough to make us prudish Americans giggle and conjure up images of Wolf of Wall Street-esque hellbent parties, the reality is that clothing optional beaches are not given a second thought by many of the patrons and beach-goers in attendance. And, let’s be honest, going au naturel is actually the perfect way to make sure you aren’t sporting the never-chic tan lines that all of our swimsuits can create. So if you’re ready to travel to the beautiful beaches across the Americas, Europe and Australia to soak up the sun without the weird tan lines, read on!

Wreck Beach, Vancouver, Canada

Image via Flickr CC- Kyle Pearce

Located in Vancouver is the biggest and oldest clothing optional beach in the country, Wreck Beach was once nominated to be included as one of the seven wonders of Canada! Due to it not being accessible by car, the beach never gets too packed, which makes it great to relax in the nude. Vendors roam the beach with offerings ranging from alcohol to (ironically enough) shirts. Make sure to come on a toasty day so that you aren’t too cold in the moderate climate!

Praia do Pinho, Balneario Camboriu, Brazil

This beach is among the first nude beaches in Brazil and it takes the title seriously: nudity is required here – none of that clothing optional nonsense! Dotted along the beach are small cottages and hostels with ocean views for travelers to rent if they’re looking to stay for awhile. Solo male travelers, beware! Unaccompanied men are not allowed on the beach, so bring a friend before heading out to Praia do Pinho!

Es Trenc, Majorca, Spain

A popular beach in Majorca with locals and tourists alike, this beach is split into clothing optional and fully clothed sections. Luckily for all of us nudists, the clothing optional part of the beach is usually the least crowded. Thanks to a ban on motorized vehicles, the setting is tranquil and picturesque – the white sandy beach and teal blue water certainly adds to this feeling, as well. A perfect place to grab a drink and relax!

Spiaggia di Guvano, Corniglia, Italy

A secret beach in a hidden cove by Cinque Terre, this clothing optional spot is accessible from the town of Corniglia. Like a lot of Italy’s beaches, sunbathers will be greeted by a shore made up of pebbles rather than sand – plus, the small shoreline is only reachable by venturing through a pitch-black tunnel from the train station where you then have to scale a cliff to get your reward (a beach full of naked Italians). Remember to bring a thick towel and a vat of sunscreen – your bare buns will need it!

Valalta, Rovinj, Croatia

This beach – part of an award-winning nature campsite – spans over two miles of the Croatian coast and has an enviable quality… Shade! Complete with a pool, water slide and on-site brewery, this resort is a nudist’s daydream! Travelers who aren’t lodging at the campsite can visit the beach and enjoy the amenities, too, which makes this beach a must-see if you’re passing through Croatia.

Red Beach, Crete, Greece

Deriving its name from the curious red hue of the sandy shores (and hopefully not the color of your skin after you’re done tanning), this nude beach has a refreshment bar that serves its patrons cool drinks and nibbles. The sand is a little coarse here, so it’s recommended that you bring a towel to protect your unclothed body from the scorching pebbles.

Bellevue Beach, Klampenborg, Denmark

Split into two sections, topless optional and clothing optional, this Danish beach is a hotspot for local youths looking to catch some rays. The scene is decidedly one straight out of a college movie: the music is loud, the drinks are pouring and the clothes are optional. This beach is perfect for partiers, but naturalists looking to relax should probably look somewhere else!

Samurai Beach, Port Stephens, Australia

This beach, located next to one of the most beautiful national parks in Australia, is a nice place to go to relax, play some beach volleyball and work on your tan. Though a family-friendly beach is nearby, Samurai Beach is strictly clothing optional and easily accessible by car. Roam the sand dunes, play some ball or just relax and enjoy yourself in your natural state.

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2 Responses

  1. Mark Reimer

    The multiple kilometers of white sand beaches between Smyltyne and Nida, on the Curonian Spit of Lithuania (right across the lagoon from Klaipeda) have to be included in any of the best beaches, nude or clothing optional, of the world.

  2. Peter Jackson

    The picture referred to as Samurai is that of nearby Shoal bay in Port Stephens north of Newcastle. Samurai Beach is a part of our National Park reserves ,and is completely un-developed with huge sandhills backing onto coastal forrest. Incredible surfing conditions, 1.2 k long, drive on or even camp. Flat entry into pristine waters, whales, and dolphins too.


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