The Beach Guide

The Best Nude Beaches around the World

  • Lady Bay Beach // Australia

    Lady Bay Beach
    ©bfdingo / CC BY

    Also known as Lady Jane Beach, this little beach is located just around the corner from Camp Cove in Watsons Bay. The beach here sits on the sheltered harbour-facing side of South Head making it and ideal spot for taking a dip, or just taking in the views across the… read more »

  • Sandy Bay // South Africa

    Sandy Bay
    ©Gary Bembridge / CC BY

    One of Cape Town's most inacessible beaches it is not entirely surprising that Sandy Bay is also Cape Town's only recognised naturist beach (although it is still unofficial). The beach is located just around the corner from upmarket Llandudno at the base of the rugged peaks of the Twelve Apostles… read more »

  • Eriks Hale // Denmark

    Eriks Hale
    ©Sintakso

    The Ærø island beach of Eriks Hale is set on a narrow spit of land which juts out into the Baltic Sea. This has the effect of creating a beach with two very different coasts. To one side the Baltic Sea crashes against the sand, whilst to the back of… read more »

  • Nugal beach // Croatia

    Nugal beach
    ©Tengilorg

    If you're looking for a beautiful place to bask in the sun, bronze your skin, and bare all, it's hard to beat Nugal Beach. Croatia's best known nudist beach, Nugal Beach is a place where all things natural are celebrated.

    The beach here is a small stretch of soft white sand… read more »

  • Caló des Mort // Spain

    Caló des Mort
    ©jimmy di lorenzo

    The tiny yet idyllic cove of Caló des Mort is situated at the eastern end of Playa de Migjorn. A picture perfect semi-circular cove backed by steep rocky cliffs this is one of Formentera's worst-kept secrets.

    Besides its diminutive size and rocky backdrop, what gives Caló des Mort its special… read more »

  • Costa da Caparica // Portugal

    Costa da Caparica
    ©hsvrs / iStock

    Located just across the bridge from Lisbon is Costa da Caparica. This resort town is little known outside of Portugal, but incredibly popular with Lisbon locals during the summer months.

    It is easy to see why; a seemingly endless expanse of fine golden sand facing into the deep blue of the… read more »

  • Matala Beach // Greece

    Matala Beach

    The fishing village of Matala was just that until the 1960s. However, since then, like many other things, it hasn't been quite the same! It was then that Matala became a popular destination for hippy travellers attracting the likes of Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens and Joni Mitchell (who even wrote… read more »

  • Holkham Beach // UK

    Holkham Beach

    Holkham beach is widely regarded as the finest beach in Norfolk, and by some the UK. In fact a recent survey amongst travel editors and writers put Holkham beach right at the top of the list. Whilst I don't agree with this result, it is still a very fine beach.

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  • Ilha Deserta // Portugal

    Ilha Deserta
    ©Animaris / CC BY

    Ilha Deserta means deserted island and this small sandy isle just off the coast of Faro lives up to its name. At 7km (5 miles) long the island has plenty of beach for all of its zero permanent inhabitants. Even in the height of summer you would be unfortunate if… read more »

  • Obelisk Beach // Australia

    Obelisk Beach
    ©Ernest McGray, Jr. / CC BY

    Situated within the greenery of Sydney Harbour National Park is a secluded, pretty little sandy cove. Obelisk Beach is tucked away behind Middle Head, only a stone's throw from Mosman and neighbouring Balmoral Beach. However, this hidden beach feels a world apart being sufficiently off the beaten track to rarely… read more »

  • Wreck Beach // Canada

    Wreck Beach
    ©Colin Knowles / CC BY
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  • Irakli Beach // Bulgaria

    Irakli Beach
    ©alex yosifov / CC BY

    Of all the distinctions between beaches in Bulgaria, whether it is a developed resort beach or a "wild" beach prubably has the biggest impact. Whilst the former are supposedly more appealing to famiies and revellers, the latter will attract more adventurous spirits. This is a generalization, of course, but one… read more »

  • Ada Bojana Beach // Montenegro

    Ada Bojana Beach
    ©Grzech

    Situated in the far south of Montenegro at the mouth of the River Bojana is the island beach of Ada Bojana. Legend says the island began life in the 14th century when a ship becam stranded here. Over the years the sandy sediment of the river gathered around the wreck… read more »

  • Preveli Beach // Greece

    Preveli Beach

    Preveli Beach is possibly the most famous of Crete's beaches. Situated at the mouth of the Kourtaliotiko Gorge, this is where the Grand River flows into the Mediterranean. It has a tropical landscape with a number of Theophrastus palm trees which line the river for around 500 meters before it… read more »

  • Plakias Beach // Greece

    Plakias Beach

    Plakias Beach is situated on the south coast, around 36 kilometers south of Rethymno City. It is one of the most highly rated and largest beaches on Crete, with a beachfront that starts near town and runs 1.3 kilometers all the way to Cape Mouri. The beach has cool green… read more »