At a few of the world’s best nudist beaches, removing your clothes is not prohibited. There are lots of sites where you may work on your all-over tan and sometimes even dine, shop, or party in the nude, from clothing-restricted resorts in South America to artificial sand strips in Europe.
You may select your ideal beach spots to reveal often without fear of condemnation or retaliation, whether you’re seeking a hidden naturist holiday or a chance to set the world record for skinny-dipping. Whether you’re going au naturel for your vacation, these best nudist beaches must be on your list.
1. Vancouver, Canada’s Wreck Beach
Wreck Beach, which is 7.8 kilometres long and is billed as being one of the world’s longest nudist beaches, is a collection of sand strands, pebble flats, and rocky outcrops that wrap around the extremity of Point Grey.
Since about the early 1970s, when it first became popular, a regular stream of teachers and students have discarded their clothing on this beach, which is just across the street from the University of British Columbia. The Canadian mood is enhanced by evergreen trees along the shore as well as snow-capped peaks across the sea.
2. Red Beach
Whereas the rusty colour of the beach is what gives Red Beach its name, and here is an interesting fact: In the 1990s, a naked Frenchman camped out here for 5 years, carving animals as well as faces into the limestone, before being removed by the villagers for being a little scary. Feel free to enjoy the beach, which also has its own coffee/beer shop, as long as you do not even try to become an informally tenured professor who creates permanent art installations. Bring a towel because the sand is a little grainy, and “a little coarse” is an understatement when your sensitive areas are exposed.
3. Platja des Cavallet, Spain
Platja des Cavallet is a beach in the Spanish town of Platja des Cavallet. No dress restrictions for parties and sunbathing.
Ibiza has a well-deserved reputation as the Mediterranean’s classic party island, but that also caters to all those who prefer to enjoy the sun without becoming tanned. Es Cavallet, a nude beach with areas for naturists, beach partygoers, and also the LGBT population, is located near the island’s southernmost tip.
On this 1-kilometre stretch of white sand, caressed by the azure ocean and rolling waves, you’ll have no trouble finding a spot to lay your towel. We suggest going to the beach before lunchtime so you do not however have to go through the scorching heat of the salt flats.
Platja Es Cavallet, Sant Josep de sa Talaia, 07818 Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Balearic Islands, Spain
4. Praia do Pinho, Brazil
Praia do Pinho beach, in Cambori, was the country’s first nudist beach.
The 2016 Olympic hosts offer some incredible topless and clothing-optional beaches and women. And besides, this is the land of the party! Praia do Pinho, some 50 miles north of Florianopolis, is considered to be Brazil’s first naturist beach.
If you want to join in the fun, you’ll have to strip down to your underwear. A female companion is required for access to one of the top nudist beaches in the world.
Vacation Tip: This beach is particularly clean, tranquil, and quiet because it is clothing optional or clothing-free. Couples should try it. You must be a current part of the International Naturist Federation but if you’re an unaccompanied male nudist. Your Naturist passport must be able to be displayed.
5. Little Beach, Hawaii
Without the bathing suits, it’s a Hawaiian beach paradise.
Little Beach on Maui is a beautiful spot for those who enjoy stripping down to their underwear. The beach is sheltered by hillside trees and has clear swimming waters. Little Beach, which is surrounded by a volcanic cinder cone with ancient lava flows, is a spectacular sight to see whether you choose to disclose everything or not.
You could visit the state park marine sanctuary, which is known for its whales, tropical fish, dolphins, & sea turtles when you need a break from the sun. Hit Little Beach on Sundays for the sunset, which will be accompanied by fire dancers and even a drum circle.
Kihei, HI 96753, Maui, Hawaii, United States of America.
6. St. Barts’ Anse de Grande Saline
Although the Caribbean is full of lovely, laid-back beaches, this wild, white sand beachfront so although sunbathing naked is expressly prohibited, St. Barts is among the few places on the island wherein public nudity is allowed.
Another self-catering beach is the Anse de Grande Saline (also known as Saline Beach). Since there is no shade, people would need to carry something that they would need for a day at the beach, including sunscreen.
Within walking distance of Grand Saline is L’Esprit, an outstanding French restaurant worth the visit. Before heading over, make sure to place your clothing back on.
7. Mpenjati Beach
Mpenjati Beach is located in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. In 2014, Mpenjati Beach was designated as an official nudist beach. The Mpenjati Nature Reserve, south of Durban, is home to South Africa’s sole official nudist beach — and maybe the only legal clothing-optional strand on the whole African continent.
It must have been granted legal status in 2014, but somehow it came with a list of restrictions, including no gazing, photography, or provocative behaviour, among others. The local clergy and many others have continued to stage legal and non-legal protests against the naked designation.
8. Hidden Beach Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico
This 5-star all-nudist resort is the only one in Mexico. The Hidden Beach Resort in Mexico is a naturist’s dream come true. Beautiful isolated beaches, 5-star accommodations, excellent dining experiences, and, of all, naked beachgoers set the tone for this adult-only, all-nude vacation.
Spend the day lounging on the beach with only your towel or rafting down the neighbouring river. Attend a culinary class, a buffet meal, or a spa day. The Hidden Beach Resort caters to the affluent naturist population, so bring lots of pesos.
Location: Carretera Cancún – Tulum, Kantenah Km 95, 77710 Q.R., Mexico
9. Wannsee, Germany
Nudist beach in the heart of Germany. The longest inland sand beach in Europe is located on Wannsee Lake. In the heart of Germany’s capital city, visitors may rest on imported soft sand from the Baltic coast. More crucially, in the beach’s clothing-free areas, which seem to be family-friendly, sunbathers can show off their entire bodies.
Strandkorbs (wicker beach chairs), volleyball courts, playgrounds, as well as waterslides may all be found along the beach. Rent a paddleboat to see the beach from the river. We recommend saving this nudist retreat for the summertime unless you’re brave enough to brave the cold in your birthday suit.
Location: Wannsee, 14109 Berlin, Germany
10. Samurai Beach
Port Stephens, Australia
Samurai is located close to Tomaree National Park, alongside One Mile Beach, and is well-kept all year (don’t worry, the chances of a murderous koala finding its way down from the park are small). In contrast to the family-friendly One Mile, Samurai do not require any apparel. Those old “Coed Naked Beach Volleyball” tees are a thing of the past here.
Another of the world’s most perfect sand stretches can be found in Australia.