Top Nude Beaches
In the World

Here is a summary about the Top Nude Beaches in the world. I based my article on information received from clients during our experience in the Travel Industry and many Travel Magazines that inform about Clothing Optional Beaches.  Here are the Top Ten Nude Beaches in the world.


Gouverneur Beach in the French Island of St Barth in the Caribbean

Gouverneur Beach in the French Island of St Barth in the Caribbean

This is by far one of the nicest beaches on this tiny Island also called St Barthélemy. You may get to St Barth from the neighboring islands of St Maarten or French Guadeloupe. Once there you won’t miss this beach surrounded by verdant hills that contrast with the white sands and turquoise waters.

This island is very exclusive and sometimes a little overpriced. But, if you can afford it, it is worth the effort. Here you may find many celebrities sitting next to you on the beach. Although this is a topless beach, be prepared to find nudists enjoying the beach as well.

Swimming and nude snorkeling are some of the activities of this beach. Sometimes the surf is high, but swimming is undisturbed in this remote enclave.




Es Cavallet in the trendy island of Ibiza One of the Balearic Islands of Spain

Es Cavallet in the trendy island of Ibiza
One of the Balearic Islands of Spain

This is an amazingly picturesque naturist beach with white sands and calm waters of the Blue Mediterranean.

You may get from there from Ibiza Town by bus, car or bicycle but if you are driving your own car, I must tell you that the parking facilities are small.

This is an official nudist beach and the main nudist area is in the middle of the beach backed by sand dunes and some vegetation providing shade.  

The beach is broad and ideal for beach strolls. In the summer months when the beach is crowded you may enjoy cocktails and live music to compliment your beach day.

This beach is known to be famous among celebrities from Europe and the rest of the world that come to visit and enjoy the two great restaurants of the beach.

This beach is also known to be popular with the Gay crowd that concentrates on the far end. There is a Gay bar that opens only during summers.


Top Nude Beaches

Sandy Bay Beach in Cape Town South Africa

Sandy Bay Beach in Cape Town South Africa

This is Cape Town’s only nudist beach. It is located in slopes of the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range and the Table Mountain in the background. It is a sandy South African beach visited by dolphins and seals with a good surf ideal for surfers coming from all over.

There is a secluded area where naturist may enjoy a full tan completely nude. It is also acceptable to visit fully clothed. This beach is also known as a Gay beach concentrating in this same secluded area.

You may get to the beach via the Sandy Bay Road and stop at Llandudno, from where you may have to walk about 20 minutes to reach the shore. This beach gets windy sometimes. I have read that there may be some crime in the area, so visit during peak times and never alone


Preveli beach in the Island of Crete The largest of the Greek Islands

Preveli beach in the Island of Crete
The largest of the Greek Islands

Preveli is located on the south coast of the Island of Crete near the towns of Rethymno and Plakias. It is the best beach of the Rethymno region. It is also called Finikas Beach.

The great river Megas Potamos flows to the sea via the gorge called Kourtaliotikos forming a lagoon that is an oasis of palm trees, white soft sands and clear azure waters. You may walk along the river protected by the shade of the palm trees and swim in the ponds formed by the gorge.

There is no official nude bathing in Crete, but due to the secluded position of this beach some naturists enjoy swimming cloth-less making it a nice Nude Beach. The beach has no facilities like sun beds or umbrellas, but features a few restaurants and bars in the vicinity.

Top Nude Beaches


Praia do Pinho Beach The first official Nude Beach in Brazil

Praia do Pinho Beach
The first official Nude Beach in Brazil


It is located in the city of Balneario Camboriú, Santa Catarina, about 80 km from Florianopolis. This is between Curitiba and Porto Alegre in Southern Brazil.

This is a 500 meters beach with soft sands, strong waves and clear blue waters, surrounded by cliffs with lush vegetation.

Back in the 1980’s when the practice of going nude started the owners of the land rejected the idea. But it slowly developed into a nudist beach with many visitors mainly from neighboring Uruguay and Argentina. Then it became notorious nationwide and it is now officially accepted.

At Praia Do Pinho, if you want to visit you have to go nude if you want to enjoy the campgrounds, the bars and volleyball courts. Interesting…..


Top Nude Beaches


Wreck Beach Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Wreck Beach Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

This popular clothing optional beach is located in the Pacific Regional Park, west of Vancouver. The nude section is clearly marked stretching approximately 7 km from Acadia Beach in the north.

This a wilderness beach below a green lush forest with high cliffs surrounding it. It is Canada’s first legally clothing optional beach and is visited by hundreds of thousands beach goers from around the world. There is something for you on this beach depending which area you choose for your stay.

We know that summer is short in Vancouver that is why during any day during summer the beach may be visited by more than 15,000 people. It has all facilities you need for a great day at the beach, besides restaurants, stands and bars for great food or refreshments.

Top Nude Beaches


Montalivet Beach on the Atlantic coast of France

Montalivet Beach on the Atlantic coast of France

CHM or Centre Hélio-Marin center of sun and sea is France first naturist holiday resort. It is located in Vendays-Montalivet, north of Bodeaux. It opened in 1950 and the International Naturist Federation was founded there in 1953.

This is large complex with about 1,000 privately owned bungalows, bif areas for caravans and also camping grounds. They feature many sports facilities like volleyball, archery, football and tennis. It is a full cultural center with theaters and libraries.

To summarize, this is an ideal golden beach where you may use your birthday suit and enjoy life if this is your style.

Top Nude Beaches


Baker Beach on the Pacific in San Francisco California U.S.A.

Baker Beach on the Pacific in San Francisco California U.S.A.

Very accessible in San Francisco, California this beach has amazing views of the famous Golden Gate Bridge. It is acceptable to go nude or fully clothed. If you have been to San Francisco, you will remember that the water is very cold and even during summers it is not so warm.

This is an urban beach easy accessible by public transportation. Once on the beach, walk in the direction of the bridge and the nude section is at the northern end.

Top Nude Beaches


Samurai Beach in New South Wales, Australia

Samurai Beach in New South Wales, Australia

Samurai Beach, located near Nelson Bay, north of Newcastle in New South Wales (NSW), Australia is an official nude beach. It is located outside a national park protected by green vegetation and with white sand dunes.

This is a beach has been used for many naturist events like a Nude Carnival and Nude Olympics. The Australian authorities are still reluctant to allow the full development of these types of beaches, losing thousands of people that like this style from around the world.

Top Nude Beaches


Myrtiotissa Beach in the beautiful Island of Corfu in Greece

Myrtiotissa Beach in the beautiful Island of Corfu in Greece

This is the only beach in Corfu where nudism is legally accepted. It is located about 13 km from the town of Kerkyra near the famous beach of Glyfada. It is known that all those visiting Myrtiotissa will eventually come back to this great beach.

It is also the cleanliest of all Corfu Beaches and one of the most beautiful in the Greek Islands, with breathtaking cliffs and lush vegetation.

Facing the sea, the left side is mostly for nudists, males, females, gays, lesbians and hetero, young and old mingling together. The middle side is dedicated to people who prefer not to go nude.

Myrtiotissa has a place for everybody that respects the others style.


images for top nude beaches
courtesy of wikimedia commons





From Top Nude Beaches go to Nudist Beaches

Go to Tuchman Beaches Guide Home Page

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Site Map    About US    Share your Story    My Blog   Contact Us  
Disclaimer    Privacy Policy

Copyright Tuchman Beaches Guide 2010 - 2018
Eddy Tuchman