World Beach List

Clothing Optional (aka Nude or Naturist) Beaches

Lots of places offer you lists of nude beaches. Some even provide directions. Here you will see where the beaches are on a map.

There are several criteria that must be met for a beach to be included here. It must be publicly accessible, as in not part of a private club. It must be legal, not someplace that says "cover if you see anyone to avoid a ticket". And finally, it must be someplace I can find, so no "ask someone who knows" answers will be given on where a beach is located.

World Beach List is currently up to 250 clothing optional beaches. If you know of more beaches which meet the above criteria, please create yourself an account, add them to the browsable list (preferably with a review), and post a note in the nude beach discussion area to let me know about it. Also, please post a message regarding any corrections to the existing list.

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Click on the green marker for more information about a beach.

Photos

Here is a sampling of photos from nude beaches listed on World Beach List. For more photos, visit the main photo archive.

Blacks Beach
Blacks Beach
Tall dunes created by wind from west
Tall dunes created by wind from west
Mar Bella Close Up
Mar Bella Close Up
Sign at Cap D'Agde
Sign at Cap D'Agde
Paradise Up Close
Paradise Up Close
Komos Beach
Komos Beach

Africa

  • South Africa
    • Sandy Bay (1 review, 1 photo) near Cape Town

Caribbean

Europe

Oceania

North America

South America

Books and travel guides related to nude beaches

The World's Best Nude Beaches and Resorts
Paperback - Published 15-Jul-2007
The Complete Guide to Nudism and Naturism
Paperback - Published 10-Aug-2006
Naked Places, A Guide for Gay Men to Nude Recreation and Travel, 5th edition
Paperback - Published 12-Jun-2006
North American Guide to Nude Recreation: The Most Comprehensive Listing of Nude Recreation Resorts and Clubs
Paperback - Published 01-Dec-2002
North American Guide to Nude Recreation: The Most Comprehensive Listing of Nude Recreation Resorts and Clubs
Paperback - Published 01-Jan-1999
Lee Baxandall's World Guide to Nude Beaches and Resorts (1998)
Paperback - Published 01-Jan-1998
California's Nude Beaches/Plus Hawaii, Oregon, & Washington
Paperback - Published 01-May-1994
California's Nude Beaches: The Clothes Free-Hassle-Free Guide
Paperback - Published 01-Jun-1991
California's Nude Beaches: The Clothes-Free/Hassle-Free Guide
Paperback - Published 01-Dec-1988
Sun 'n' Soak: Clothing Optional Naturally
Paperback - Published (unknown)


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