Travel Bite from New Zealand informs that “naturism (the preferred term for the clothing-optional philosophy and way of life) has been documented since the time of Alexander the Great”.

Their list of the “world’s top nudist spots” created by Travel Bite includes:

  1. Brighton, UK (where in the winter “temperatures sink below 3°C”); 
  2. Dubrovnik, Croatia (with “a variety of beaches that cater to both domestic and international clothing-free tourists”); 
  3. The party island of Ibiza, Spain (with “the relaxed attitude”) 
  4. Darwin, Australia (documented since 1943, when “men of the RAAF enjoyed a skinny dip outside of Darwin whilst on duty during World War II”); 
  5. Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland (where “600 nudists gathered to be photographed by Spencer Tunick”); 
  6. Kirke Hyllinge, Denmark (“This Danish nudist retreat 50km from Copenhagen celebrated its 50th anniversary last year.”); 
  7. Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (where “you can even indulge in the naturist sport of ‘’canuding’’); 
  8. Solbakken, Denmark (for all-aged nudists); 
  9. The clothing-optional town Cap d’Agde, France; (where “the summer-time crowd … flocks to take off their clothes”) 
  10. “America’s oldest clothing-optional beach” San Gregorio, California, USA (where nudism “is a family affair”); 
  11. Fuerteventura, Canary Islands (with the “beautiful sands”); 
  12. Kauai, Hawaii, USA (famous for “classic Americana kitch”); 
  13. New Jersey, USA (since “California isn’t the only place you’ll find nude beaches in the US”); 
  14. Latvia (any explanation provided).

Source:

  1. Travel Bite – Top nudist beaches
  2. Travel Guides - Everybody get naked! 
  3. Vadimage Blog - A few news stories about nudism

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