The Best Nude Beaches around the World

  • Platja de Binigaus // Spain

    Platja de Binigaus
    ©Paul Stephenson

    The attractive red rocks that back onto Platja de Binigaus make this beach's colourless sands all the more surprising. A long ribbon of elegant white between a warm turquoise sea, the orange-red rocks, and a rich green woodland beyond make Platja de Binigaus as attractive from the sea as it… read more »

  • Praia do Pinho // Brazil

    Praia do Pinho
    ©Ot├ívio Nogueira

    The pristine golden sand shoreline of Praia do Pinho is located in Brazil's southern state of Santa Catarina; a region known for its beautiful and unspoilt coastline. This beach is certainly a place of natural beauty with its clear blue waters and backdrop of verdant hillsides.

    With all the other… read more »

  • More Mesa Beach // USA

    More Mesa Beach
    ©Brian

    More Mesa Beach near Santa Barbara is a secluded sandy beach between Arroyo Burro and Goleta Beach.

    It is accessed from Mockingbird Lane in the Vista La Cumbre development, however there is no parking in that area so you need to park on Puente or Vieja Drive. Enter the… read more »

  • Secret Cove // USA

    Secret Cove
    ©Ray Bouknight
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  • Apollo Beach // USA

    Apollo Beach
    ©Peter & Michelle S

    Located on Florida's eastern Atlantic coastline in New Smyrna, Apollo Beach is on the Canaveral National Seashore (National Park). Great for beach lovers, it has an endless strip of pristine golden sand and, being more secluded, it is one of the top nudist beaches in Florida. (This should not… read more »

  • College Cove Beach // USA

    College Cove Beach

    Beautiful College Cove Beach is one of the finest beaches in North California. This public beach is near Trinidad, about 75 miles south of the California/Oregon border. College Cove Beach is the northern cove of Trinidad State Beach and has a more secluded atmosphere. It is separated from the… read more »

  • Red Rock Beach // USA

    Red Rock Beach
    ©Andrew Ballantyne

    Noted as one of the best nudist beaches in California, Red Rock Beach is just south of Stinson Beach in California. It has a steep trail leading down from the highway so wear sensible footwear to reach this remote wave-battered crescent of beach which is favoured by naturists. You can… read more »

  • Lands End Beach // USA

    Lands End Beach
    ©Willis Lam

    Close to San Francisco, Lands End Beach is a clothing-optional beach which is particularly quiet and private during weekdays.

    To reach it, drive west along Geary Blvd and take a right at the fork onto Point Lobos Ave. You can park by continuing along to a large car park… read more »

  • Pirates Cove // USA

    Pirates Cove
    ©Sergei Gussev

    Another California gem for naturists, Pirate's Cove is midway between Avila Beach and Shell Beach / Pismo Beach.

    This south-facing cove is sheltered which is probably why it is favoured as a nudist beach. Its secluded position and rocky caves would have made the beach a natural hideaway for… read more »

  • Laguna Creek Beach // USA

    Laguna Creek Beach
    ©Miles Gehm

    Laguna Creek Beach is within Coast Dairies State Park in Santa Cruz on Cabrillo Hwy. It is popular for sunbathing, birdwatching, exploring tidal pools and surfing. It is also unofficially a naturist clothing-optional beach, just so you know.

    There is a free parking lot at the north entrance of… read more »

  • Bonny Doon Beach // USA

    Bonny Doon Beach
    ©Always Shooting

    Pretty Bonny Doon Beach is a gorgeous sandy cove backed by high cliffs and flower-covered slopes creating a natural amphitheatre.

    Situated just off the Cabrillo Highway near Bonny Doon Road in Santa Cruz, it is part of Coast Dairies State Park with free parking but no facilities. The paved… read more »

  • Black's Beach // USA

    Black's Beach
    ©Raquel Baranow

    Situated on the beautiful California coastline north of San Diego, Black's Beach is north of La Jolla at Torrey Pines, just below the famous golf course of the same name. The name Black's Beach comes from the horse farm in the area that was once owned by the Black family.

    A… read more »

  • Hippie Hollow Beach // USA

    Hippie Hollow Beach

    Hippie Hollow is the only legally recognized clothing-optional public beach in Texas and was originally known as McGregor Country Park. The word "beach" is somewhat misleading as it is really a lakeside park and access to the water involves scrambling over the smooth limestone rocks when the water level is… read more »