There is something so natural about being in the ocean. I don't know if it's the salt water, the beautiful surroundings, or the general feeling you get just by being so at one with nature. The same kind of goes for being naked! There is something liberating and freeing about being in your birthday suit. Although most people tend to stay in the comfort of their own home while in the nude, there are many people who have no problem being naked in public.
Many people believe that being naked is the most natural and liberating thing you can do for yourself. However, these people tend to be judged by society's harsh standards on normalcy. That is why there are many places in the world that have a clothing optional policy, especially beaches. Nudist beaches are extremely common pretty much everywhere outside North America, which is why we at TheRichest thought it would be fun to do some research and find out the most beautiful nudist beaches in the world. While many are not in North America, some of the locations may surprise you!
Next time you are planning a vacation and feeling adventurous maybe check out a nudist beach, and who knows, you may see something that you just can't forget (...hopefully in a good way).
10 Wreck Beach - Vancouver, Canada
Most people think of Canada as America's friendly northern neighbours. Canada is known for its polite disposition, beautiful women and great food. Which is why it comes as a surprise that Canada has one of the most incredible nudist beaches in the world. Though if you're going to be surrounded by naked people, it's probably best to be polite! Wreck Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Vancouver, especially for the younger and more alternative crowd. It is also easily accessible, located fifteen minutes away from downtown Vancouver. Known as North America's largest nudist beach, it is over 7.8 km. Wreck Beach is Canada's first clothing optional beach and is even considered as one of the “Seven Wonders of Canada." It is also located walking distance from the UBC Campus, making it a hotspot for many students who are looking to unwind during a summer semester.
9 Playa Las Suecas - Contadora Island, Panama
In the past few years Panama has become one of the most desired vacation destinations on the planet. The lively culture in combination with the stunning landscape are just some reasons why people from around the world flock to Panama. Playa Las Suecas, located on Contadora Island, is the only place in all of Panama that allows you to be completely nude, and there is something to be said about that level of exclusivity! This is by far one of the most famous and beautiful nudist beaches in the world. But even without the nudity, its crystal clear waters and soft sand make it one of the most stunning beaches in the world. It's just an added bonus that it happens to be clothing optional!
8 Bellevue Beach - Copenhagen, Denmark
Approximately ten kilometers from downtown Copenhagen lays Bellevue Beach. Its location helps make it one of the most gorgeous and popular nudist beaches in the world. During the months of summer, this beach is packed with both locals and tourists. Most people who flock to this stunning 700 meter long beach opt to go for a dip with no clothing. Although the beach is fairly small, it is fully equipped with lifeguards, showers and bathrooms. There is a youthful feel at Bellevue Beach, helping keep people feeling comfortable and relaxed. Don’t worry if you are too shy to go swimming in your birthday suit, bathing suits are still allowed on this beach!
7 Haulover Beach - Miami, Florida
Haulover Beach, located in Miami Florida is a rarity in the United States. This government-run clothing-optional beach is also known as one of the cleanest beaches in Miami. With its pristine white sand, safe atmosphere and gorgeous weather, Haulover Beach is definitely a place to visit. This stunning nudist beach is extremely well equipped with public restrooms, lifeguards, changing rooms and concessions, making it an awesome spot to spend the day. Another interesting feature about this beach is that there is a discreet police patrol, even though it is a peaceful place. This beach is an extremely popular tourist destination for those who enjoy the clothes-optional experience.
6 Es Cavallet - Ibiza, Spain
Es Cavallet is known as Ibiza’s official nudist and gay-friendly beach. The beautiful, long stretch of white sand is not only famous for being a nudist beach, but also known as being one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Spain. There is an abundance of natural splendor surrounding the clear waters making everything about this place breathtaking. The beach, which is a 25-minute drive from San Antonio has an unkempt, wild look to it making it even more interesting. The majority of the people who spend time at this beach are young and fit party goers who aren’t afraid to take it all off.
5 Lokrum Island - Dubrovnik, Croatia
In the past few years, Croatia, like Panama, has become one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. It has taken the lead role in catering to naturists, and the country now has more than 30 naturist locations. Lokum Island is located 15 minutes by boat taxi from Old Town Dubrovnik, so getting there is fairly simple. Lokrum Island is one of the rockier nudist beaches, but that also means that it is much less crowded and more freeing then any other beach in the area. Although there is not much to do on the island in comparison to some of the entries on this list, it is a breath-taking place that everyone should visit in their life.
4 Playa El Agua - Margarita Island, Venezuela
Venezuela is an exotic and beautiful location, helping to make it a popular travel destination for years. Playa El Agua is the largest and most stunning beach on Margarita Island. The beach, which is lined with incredible palm trees, is one of the most visited beaches in Venezuela. Not only is it clothing optional, but it has everything you need; there is an abundance of concessions, numerous restaurants and even stunning hotels. Venezuela is known for its lively energy and beautiful women, and at Playa El Agua you will find both. If you are traveling to Venezuela, this beach is one you won’t regret visiting.
3 Grand Saline - St. Barts
St. Barts is known as a playground for the rich and famous, literally. Everyone who is anyone has spent time in St. Barts and during high season, you are sure to run into a celebrity or two. This lavish location is one of the most desired travel destinations on the planet. With its pristine white sand, shallow clear waters and isolated, rustic appeal it is definitely one of the most breathtaking nudist beaches on the planet. Although this place is extremely serene, it is extremely windy, so if you are planning on visiting be prepared for that.
2 Plakias Beach - Crete, Greece
Greece is by far one of the most desired and visited locations on the planet. Its rich history, welcoming culture, incredible food and breathtaking beaches are just some of the reasons why people from around the world dream of vacationing in this incredible country. Plakias, which is one of the biggest beaches in Crete, is also one of the most famous nudist beaches on the planet. The beach, which lies under incredible cliffs, is a visual treat and one of the most treasured places on the island. This gorgeous beach in the Mediterranean Sea is a nudists dream. Although most beaches in Greece are topless, Plakias is really clothing-optional, where most people opt for no clothing at all.
1 Le Centro Helio Marin - Montalivet, France
It doesn’t come as much as a surprise that France has the number one nudist beach in the world. Le Centro Helio, better known as CHM, which was established in 1950, is known as the birthplace to the nudist movement. CHM is a full-blown resort, with activities, parks and of course breathtaking beaches. It is not uncommon for families to vacation at CHM, allowing for them all to get a seamless tan. The last thing you want from one of the most popular nudist beaches in the world is for it not to live up to the hype, but people are constantly amazed and left feeling like it lived up to its expectations. If you are ever in for an adventure, this may be the exact thing you may want to try.
These are 10 of the sexiest, and most freeing beaches out there. Perhaps your travel destination just got a lot more interesting, and your swimsuit budget just got a lot smaller!