Montalivet Naturist Beach (Monta Beach)

Montalivet Naturist Beach - France
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Montalivet sits midway along France’s Atlantic coast. The region is characterised by seemingly endless stretches of sand backed by dunes and forest beyond. The nude beach at Montalivet (Plage Naturiste de Montalivet) makes up a comparatively modest 2 kilometres of this sandy expanse.

A stone’s throw from Bordeaux the beach backs onto what is said to be the world’s first naturist resort. Dating back to 1950 the CHM Montalivet (Monta) sprawls over 200 hectares accommodating up to 10,000 visitors in its camping grounds and apartments. 

Here you can do everything in the nude including the shopping and dining out. And of course it would hardly be worth putting on any clothes for the hop to the beach.

Once on the beach you may be tempted to hit the surf. It might be an idea to pop something on first even if you don’t mind the “refreshing” Atlantic water temperatures! In fact the sea can quite often be out of bounds as the waves get pretty big, although there are lifeguards here during the summer months. 

The beach at Montalivet has been awarded the coveted “Pavillon Bleu” which is a guarantee of the cleanliness of the beach and ocean.

Nearest town/city

Gaillan-en-Médoc

Also known as:

Monta Beach

Activities

  • Surfing

Nudist/naturist beach

Yes

Lifeguard service

Yes

Facilities

  • Cafe/restaurant

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Current weather (Sun Jan 29th 20:00)

Partly cloudy

(Partly cloudy)
4.4°C / 40°F

Sea temperature

10.8°C
51.4°F

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