Best Nude Beaches in the World Where You Can Dare to Go Bare

The World’s Most Famous Nude Beaches: Are They For You?

Dare to go bare while soaking up the sun!

While there exists a great number of nude beaches across the globe, there’s still a lot of stigma around the idea of going stark-naked in public. In fact, most countries strictly prohibit the practice and even come with public indecency charges. The idea of being unclothed around strangers is already an awkward thought in itself. But why do some people seem to find it easy to drop trou and go topless on a beach day? 

For some people, the best way to fully enjoy nature is by stripping off all external layers and allowing yourself to embrace your natural state. Naturists believe that nudity is something that people shouldn’t be ashamed of or shouldn’t be seen as inherently wrong. For them, it is simply a call to confidence and a celebration of both inner and outer beauty. And the only things you need to bring are a towel, sunscreen, and of course — respect for other beachgoers! 

Note though, that nude beaches aren’t for everyone and there’s no shame in that. (We don’t peer pressure, after all.) But if you’re curious to know more, here are some of the world’s famous beaches that allow you to go au naturel

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Every naturist beach around the world where you can swim and sunbathe naked

1. Valalta Beach, Croatia

Best known for its soft sand, long coastline, and a few pebble coves, Valalta Beach makes for a unique and top nudist destination. This nude beach is situated on the west coast of Croatia, in one of the most picturesque areas of Lima Bay. It belongs to a much bigger naturist complex which comprises heated pools, a harbour, and a campsite — all spots catering to naturism lovers. Ultimately, if you’re looking for a nude group holiday, this beach is an ideal destination for you! 

2. Nugal Beach, Croatia

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Another popular nudist spot in Croatia would be the marvellous Nugal Beach, treating you to beautiful Mediterranean seascapes. This all-nude beach on the Makarska Riviera is situated in a pebbled bay surrounded by steep rock cliffs. To get to Nugal Beach, set yourself up for a rocky path along the coast from Makarska, which you can only get to by foot. If you’re looking for a remote nudist spot, this quaint nudist beach is the way to go! 

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3. Haulover Beach Park, Florida

Famed all over the world, Haulover Beach Park in Miami, Florida takes pride in its sandy beach sprawled against the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. While most naturist hideouts in Florida are tucked away in secluded areas, that’s not the case for this iconic nudist spot. It is located in the iconic Miami Beach, one of the best-known and oldest recognised public nude beaches in Florida. 

4. Playalinda Beach, Florida

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Playalinda Beach is located on Florida‘s east coast in the Canaveral National Seashore. Here, beach activities like swimming, sunbathing, and picnicking await. On the lookout for less densely populated nude beaches in Florida? Head to Lot 13 of Playalinda Beach for more privacy and soak up the sun bare naked and without judgement! 

5. Spiaggia de Guvano, Italy

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If you hike up the trail between Vernazza and Corniglia, you will come across a remote nudist hideaway called Spiaggia de Guvano. This pebbly beach in Italy is particularly popular among naturalist enthusiasts for its quiet and peaceful atmosphere. Want to sunbathe privately and enjoy the sound of calming waves washing over the shore? This nude beach awaits you! 

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6. Playa Zipolite, Mexico

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Public nudity was considered illegal in Mexico until 2016, when Playa Zipolite and Playa del Amor were made legal nude beaches. As a matter of fact, these are the only naturist destinations in the country that allow beachgoers to drop trou. Playa Zipolite is home to surfers, great food options, and a relaxed atmosphere. Here, you can simply let loose, embrace your natural beauty, and get comfortable in your own skin! 

7. Playa de Ses Illetes, Spain

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Tucked away on the island of Formentera, the smallest of the Balearic Islands, is Playa de Ses Illetes. This nudist sanctuary lies just south of the party-filled Ibiza and is well-known for its more relaxed vibe. Playa de Ses Illetes boasts crystal clear waters, beautiful sand dunes, and a nude paradise where people roam freely! 

8. Lady Bay Beach, Australia

Enjoy privacy while picnicking by the shores of Lady Bay Beach in Sydney. This compact and clothes-optional beach is nestled on a small inlet in Sydney Harbour National Park. Its compact environment is backed by steep forested cliffs and boasts charming ocean views. Looking for the perfect weekend getaway? Retreating to this popular nude beach in Australia for a sense of relief and rejuvenation!

9. Little Beach, Hawaii

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Hawaii’s Little Beach provides locals and tourists with a safe haven to embrace the optional clothing culture. It is the only “unofficial” beach for nudists in Maui and is located next to the more popular Big Beach. Technically, no beach in Hawaii allows public nudity, but some secluded areas like this one seem to get a free pass.

10. Gigaro Beach, France

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Gigaro Beach is a well-known all-natural beach in La Croix Valmer, just a stone’s throw away from Saint-Tropez. Here, you can spot nudists relaxing a bit further from the main beach, typically by the rocks. The surrounding lush forests and greenery add to the remoteness of this relaxing safe haven. If you find yourself travelling to France anytime soon, a topless beach experience is an absolute must-try among other activities! 

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Adventurous enough to experience a whole new lifestyle at these nude beaches? Think of it as another way to boost your confidence and be proud of your shape! If you have already been to one, we’d love to hear about your experience on our Facebook page.

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Andrea Larice Yap
Andrea Larice Yap

Andrea is a writer and creative individual based in Manila. This tiny human runs on iced coffee, music and films. You’ll probably catch her daydreaming in a park or jotting down random words to to put in a song. Otherwise, expect her taking a dive in the pool of uncertainty called “life.”