The Best Nude Beaches around the World

Our selection of the very best beaches to bare it all on and get that all-over tan. If taking all your clothes of at the seaside and letting the sand go where the sand naturally goes, then you will be pleased to know there are an ever growing number of naturist beaches around the globe.

The exact definitions and laws on nude beaches vary from country to country. In much of Europe no one bats an eye at topless sunbathing and complete nudity may be tolerated even if not strictly legal. The most common setup around the world though is having designated nude beaches. This way nobody gets offended when you take a skinny dip and there is less gawking!

So without further ado here are the world's best beaches for nudists.

Top nudist beaches on Earth

  • Shell Bay, Studland // UK

    Shell Bay, Studland beach, Dorset

    Shell Bay is at the very end of the beautiful, unspoilt stretch of golden sand that forms Studland beach. Despite being on the edge of the busy Poole harbour and opposite the super exclusive developments at Sanbanks, Shell Bay retains a feel of the wilderness. This is partly due to being owned... read more »

  • Sotavento // Spain

    Playa de Sotavento, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands Dirk Vorderstraße / <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0">CC BY</a>

    Situated on the "Calma Costa" which runs along the south east coast of Fuerteventura is Sotavento beach. A vast tract of golden, windswept beach this stretch of coast is about one of the most remote areas on the island.

    Sotavento is a collection of beaches which together create a virtually... read more »

  • Bolonia // Spain

    Bolonia beach, Spain

    In the province of Cadiz in Andalucia are the white sands of Bolonia beach which stretch out far along the coastline. Untouched and secluded, the soft sandy beach is backed by the remains of the Roman city of Baelo Claudia, which are worth exploring. There is also a nudist section of the beach... read more »

  • Yyteri Beach // Finland

    Yyteri beach bar

    Yyteri Beach is a magnificent 6-kilometre stretch of golden sands on Finland’s west coast. It looks out over the chilly waters of the Gulf of Bothnia, which merges with the Baltic Sea at its southern end. Backed by extensive sand dunes, and woodland beyond, the beach at Yyteri has a wild feel... read more »

  • Little Palm Beach // New Zealand

    Little Palm Beach, Waiheke Island

    Little Palm beach sits next door to Palm beach in a relatively sheltered bay on Waiheke Island's north coast. It is yet another of the island's pristine beaches with a white sandy shoreline facing into clear blue sparkling waters.

    What makes Little Palm well known amongst a plethora of... read more »

  • Playa Paraiso // The Caribbean

    Playa Paraiso, Cayo Largo, Cuba Nikymi / iStock

    Playa Paraiso is a fabulous stretch of beach where soft, powdery white sand runs parallel to a turquoise sea, all under an almost eternally clear blue sky. It is sandwiched between Playa Blanca and Playa Sirena beaches to the east and west respectively. These and a number of other top-rated... read more »

  • Plaka beach // Greece

    Plaka beach, Naxos

    Generally regarded as the best beach on Naxos, Plaka is a huge stretch of fine white sand backed by low sand dunes. The waters of the bay at Plaka are calm and clear with a definite green tint. Whilst there are areas of the beach with the familiar straw umbrellas and sun-beds, much of the beach... read more »

  • Onetangi Beach // New Zealand

    Onetangi Beach, Waiheke Island, New Zealand trakesht / <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en">CC BY</a>

    At nearly 2 km (1.2 miles) long, the north-facing Onetangi Beach is the longest on Waiheke Island. The local have taken full advantage of this fact and the beach has been home to the Onetangi Beach Horse Races for many years.

    Other activities the beach is well known for include the annual... read more »

  • Obelisk Beach // Australia

    Obelisk Beach, Sydney Ernest McGray, Jr. / <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en">CC BY</a>
  • Irakli Beach // Bulgaria

    Irakli beach - Bulgaria alex yosifov / <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/">CC BY</a>

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