10 Best Nude Beaches Around the World

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    Haulover Beach, Florida

    Haulover Beach Park, located along one of Southern Florida's most beautiful beaches, enjoys a half-mile stretch of clothing optional beachfront free to the public. It's great for both surfing and body boarding, and there are areas within the nude section geared toward families, so feel free to bring the kids.

    Photo courtesy of Phillip Pessar

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    Little Beach in Maui, Hawaii

    Little Beach, Maui's unofficial clothing-optional sandy stretch, has a narrow entrance to add a feeling of seclusion and privacy, both pluses when the trunks come down. The northern end of the beach is known to be very gay-friendly, but you'll see people of all ages, shapes and sizes enjoying the warm waters here.

    Photo courtesy of L. K.

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    Es Cavallet Beach in Ibiza, Spain

    While Ibiza's Es Cavallet Beach primarily attracts gay men, it's very welcoming of people from all walks of life. If you're not quite comfortable going au natural, you'll find plenty of swimsuit-clad beach goers here as well.

    Photo courtesy of David Sim

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    Baker Beach in San Francisco, California

    If you want to drop your top on Baker Beach, you'll have to do it on the eastern stretch of sand. Whatever you are or are not wearing, this San Francisco shoreline enjoys stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge, making it well worth an afternoon.

    Photo courtesy of Damian Gadal

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    Clifton Beach, South Africa

    Set in a series of natural coves that offer shelter from the wind and backed by sand dunes offering shelter from nosy voyeurs, Clifton Beach has garnered a reputation as the go-to place in Cape Town for the rich and famous. While most of Clifton's visitors only go topless, you can let it all hang out at nearby Sandy Bay.

    Photo courtesy of Charlie Dave

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    Paradise Beach in Mykonos, Greece

    With bars and clubs lining the sand, Paradise Beach on the Greek island of Mykonos can get pretty wild. Luckily, the area is notorious for attracting Greece's young and good looking to its white sand and gentle waters.

    Photo courtesy of iris

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    Praia do Pinho, Brazil

    Praia do Pinho, the first nationally sanctioned nude beach in Brazil, has a motto "Clothing is not an option," though you will see folks in swim trunks and skimpy bikinis from time to time -- just not very often. A campground accommodating 200 neighbors the beach, so feel free to stay awhile.

    Photo courtesy of Andre Herdy

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    Kehena Black Sand Nude Beach on Big Island, Hawaii

    Kehena Black Sand Beach, one of Hawaii's only unofficial nudist beaches, is also called Dolphin Beach due to the frequently spotted spinner dolphins just off the shores. The long, narrow stretch of black sand is well shaded with coconut trees, so you won't have to worry (too much) about sunburn.

    Photo courtesy of Eli Duke

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    Wreck Beach near Vancouver, Canada

    Wreck Beach, near Vancouver, is Canada's first and largest clothing-optional beach with nearly five miles of sandy shore. You'll often see students and faculty from the nearby University of British Columbia relaxing on Wreck Beach in various states of undress.

    Photo courtesy of Guilhem Vellut


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