You know it's true: nothing on this Earth feels better than hitting the ocean wearing nothin' but your birthday suit. But why are Americans so shy about swimming in the buff, and why are European nudist beaches so darn crowded? The only answer, it seems, is to veer off Europe's beaten path to the continent's secret nudie paradises. Drop your pants and grab your goggles!
11 of Europe's Best Nude Beaches
By James Martin. The naked body both confounds and amazes us—seen as both a sign of evil by Puritans and an expression of grace by artists. Europeans, however, don't view the human body as sinful. If you're traveling with children, you may want to avoid these locales depending on your family's values. But if you're a likely participant, nudist beaches welcome you, birthday suit and all. Plage de Tahiti—an iconic nudist beach that lies five miles south of St. In the s, Brigitte Bardot and Ursula Andress started the scantily-clad craze with their itty-bitty bikinis that shocked even the Europeans.
The Best Nude Beaches in Europe
Ready to disrobe? Here are 11 worth a look. As they say: When in the French Riviera….
This list of social nudity places in Europe is a list of places where social nudity is practiced for recreation in Europe. It includes free beaches or clothing-optional beaches or nude beaches and some resorts. Naturism is popular in Austria, with social nudity places typically indicated by FKK signs. Designated locations include camping spots, beaches, and hotels. Topfree sunbathing is tolerated on all beaches.