Why go to a nude beach?
The freedom, the relaxation, the all over tan and joining other open minded people are just a few of the reasons. It might feel a little taboo the first few times you go to a nude beach but it shouldn't - it's totally normal and we were born this way!
Nude beaches are judgement free and it is a liberating experience to go skinny dipping. And honestly, no one cares what you look like at all.
What's the best beach for a first timer?
Any beach! Within reason..
When it comes to trying nudism for the first time, it's essential to consider the type of environment you'd feel most comfortable in. Do you prefer a busy beach with lots of other nude sunbathers, or do you want a quieter spot? Maybe you want to enjoy a drink before baring it all, or perhaps you're interested in a beach where nudity is mandatory.
In reality, any beach can be a great place to try nudism for the first time. Once you give it a go, you'll find that it's not as big of a deal as you might have initially thought. While it's natural to feel self-conscious or worry that others are watching, the truth is that most people won't even notice or care. Additionally, regular nudists are often welcoming and happy to help first-timers feel comfortable.
Take some time to explore your options and find a beach that feels like the right fit for you. With an open mind and a willingness to try something new, you may just find that nudism becomes a favorite pastime.
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Do I need to get fully nude?
Generally, most beaches are clothing optional, which means you're free to wear as much or as little as you like. You can go topless, fully nude, or wear clothes - it's entirely up to you and your comfort level.
Some beaches or resorts may require full nudity, particularly in Europe where there may be well-defined "nude" and "clothed" sections. This is especially popular in countries like Greece, Spain, and Bulgaria. While toplessness is common in some parts of Europe, it may be more prevalent in certain regions. Most nude resorts will require you to be naked, as that's the whole point of going there!
We actually find it a bit odd when people are fully clothed at a nude beach surrounded by naked individuals - it's all about embracing your natural self and enjoying the freedom of being clothes-free!
Is there anything sexual about a nude place?
Let's be clear - there's absolutely nothing sexual about visiting a nude beach. Authentic nude beaches are all about enjoying the freedom of swimming and tanning in your natural state. It really is that simple. There's no need to join a club or put up with creeps - genuine nude beaches are a safe and respectful environment for all.
It's important to note that swinging resorts and beaches are a completely different experience, and you won't find any listings for those here. We're all about providing reviews for the best and most authentic nude places around the world.
Keep in mind that the atmosphere can vary from one nude beach to another, and can change over time. If you come across a location that doesn't live up to our review, please don't hesitate to contact us.
What if I'm not attractive enough or people make comments about my naked body?
Nude beaches are a place where bodies of all shapes, sizes, and ages are celebrated and accepted. So, if you're worried about being judged, rest assured that you'll be just fine!
Most people at nude beaches are accepting and non-judgmental. After all, if everyone is in the same state of undress, there's really not much left to judge. Inappropriate comments or behavior are not acceptable, and we haven't experienced this during our travels as a young couple to nude beaches around the world. Overall, nude beaches have a laid-back and accepting atmosphere where you can feel comfortable and confident in your own skin.
Is it legal to go topless or nude?
Yes! Possibly, maybe... it's tricky.
The legality of nudity in public places can be a bit of a gray area and depends on your location. While technically it may be illegal in some places, it's widely accepted in others, such as certain parts of the US and Australia. The reviews we provide are of well-known and established nude locations where it's highly unlikely you'll encounter any issues. Of course, we can't cover every single location, but we're doing our best to expand our coverage!
To get a better idea of the laws regarding nudity in different parts of the world, check out our guide below. Keep in mind that the situation also plays a role - a remote and private island in the middle of the ocean is vastly different from a crowded beach in Bali or Fiji, where public nudity may be frowned upon.
Are there other nude places not included on this site?
Yes. Most extremely remote and uncrowded beaches won't be listed. We list well known beaches where you're likely to not be the only one going naked.
We're adding new beaches all the time. If you have a suggestion please get in touch and we'll discuss details!
Can I review a nude place for you?
Yes! We focus on quality over quantity. Accuracy and experience over a quick visit.
Local experts are invited to share their knowledge with everyone else. Please get in touch!