You’ll never want to don a swimming costume again after clapping eyes on the world’s most picturesque nudist beaches.
There are so many benefits to stripping off at the beach: plenty of Vitamin D? Check. An even all-over tan (note: be careful to protect your skin with our pick of the best SPF products)? Check. No uncomfortable, half-drying swimsuit clinging to your sandy bits? Check. The chance to embrace your body in its most natural form? Check, check, check!
Essentially, there’s a lot to love about going nude at the beach. So the next time you plan a gorgeous holiday in the sun, don’t just look up fabulous hotels, alternative foodie suggestions and travels hacks (like why you should book an early flight or how to get a free upgrade): we also recommend finding out where the nearest naturist beach is to your chosen destination.
Or, alternatively, why not plan your holiday around one of the most beautiful nudist beaches in the world?
These beaches are natural beauties in more than one sense. From sandy Australian dunes with salmon sunsets to scenes of real life paradise in Maui, the experts at Nude Life have opened our eyes to some of the most picturesque nudist beaches in the world.
As Nude Life aims to bring life drawing to the contemporary, digitally-focussed world and break down the taboo of female nudity, we can’t think of a better group to give us advice.
Samurai Beach, Australia
Located next to the One Mile Beach and the National Parks of Tomaree, Samurai Beach is a little off the beaten track, but well worth the journey.
With sand dunes that stretch on for miles in idyllic pools and sunsets that glow in pink and lilac, this is an exceptionally beautiful place to feel completely free.
Location: Samurai Beach Track, Fingal Bay NSW 2315, Australia.
Spiaggia di Guvano, Italy
This is one of three gorgeous beaches in Corniglia, and arguably the most famous thanks to its legendary popularity with naturists. As the story goes, a cosmopolitan naturist group adopted the beach as their favourite hang out back in the 1970s, which is where its nudist roots originate from.
The secluded shape of the bay is said to make it even more appealing for those who prefer not to wear clothes, as does its crystal blue waters of course.
Location: Guvano Beach, 19018 Vernazza, SP, Italy.
Paradise Beach, Mykonos
Mykonos is known for being not only a stunning corner of the world, but for its thriving party atmosphere and inclusive scene, where plenty of people make the most of the optional clothes rule.
Around the edges of Paradise Beach you’ll find cafes, restaurants and bars that start to come alive post 4pm, so don’t head here if you fancy a peaceful escape.
Location: Paradise Beach Club, Kalamopodi, Mykonos 84600, Greece.
Gunnison Beach, New Jersey
This is the largest nude beach on the East Coast and being located at the National Parks system and next to NYC, means it has some spectacular views of Brooklyn and the Verrazano Bridge.
Regulars comment on the beach’s ability to boost the confidence of those who go, praising it for attracting people of all shapes and sizes and the good vibes at this particularly popular spot. Being so popular, though, means it gets very busy in the summer so it’s recommended you go early.
Location: Gunnison Beach, Monmouth County, Sandy Hook National Recreation Area, Sandy Hook, NJ 07732
Little Beach, Maui
Possibly the most paradisaical beach on the list, Little Beach in Maui looks like it’s come straight from your Wanderlust board on Pinterest.
The vibe is relaxed and friendly, with everyone and anyone coming along to enjoy the bright blue water and sunshine yellow sand, sans clothing.
Location: Little Beach, Wailea Alanui Rd., Makena State Park, Wailea, Maui, HI
Images: Dmitry Zelinskiy / Nude Life