My extended family has its own nudist contingent — something we always regarded as an oddity when I was growing up, until I actually grew up and realised it was perfectly normal. So when we were looking around for things to do on our recent visit to Swanage, in Dorset, it seemed like an obvious choice. The entire beach is two and a half miles long, but the nudist bit takes up less than half of that. You also have to walk to it — the car park is some distance from the naturist section, which is clearly marked by signs. When we eventually arrive, the place is quiet. A swift, hopefully unintrusive glance at the people in this area of the beach is enough to confirm that we are definitely, unambiguously in the right spot.
Dare to bare: 15 of the world's best nude beaches
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If there's one problem with nude beaches, it's that you can't control who actually takes off their clothes. Also, sand gets everywhere. As we've already shared our favorite nude beaches in the US and then, again, in the Bay Area and outlined the rules of nudist resorts , here's our list of the 15 most sizzling seaside spots around the globe to soak up the sun, au naturel. Corniglia, Italy This small shoreline's a far cry from the Riviera's tourist-packed beaches, but well worth the short trek through a pitch-black tunnel don't forget a flashlight in the mountainous Cinque Terre region. You'll be rewarded with an isolated beach populated by naked Italians. Is there anything better?
Keep your clothes on. In many places, public nudity is a serious crime that could lead to a fine or worse. Naturist resorts cater to completely clothing-free vacation seekers, so if you want to go all in or off , consider these options rather than a one-time visit to a nude beach. Rules at each of these resorts differ, and many are adults-only.
A nude beach , sometimes called a clothing-optional or free beach , is a beach where users are at liberty to be nude. Nude beaches usually have mixed bathing. Such beaches are usually on public lands, and any member of the public is allowed to use the facilities without membership in any movement or subscription to any personal belief.