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?
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Feeling the soft white sand between my toes, I start to wade into the water with the sun warming my face as the breeze makes its way in from the ocean. After a couple of hours taking in the beach in the buff, it all starts to feel surprisingly normal. Valentien restaurant overlooking the 18th hole. The hippie spirit remains alive and well in certain sections of the island, including the clothing-optional Gay Head Beach. Located beneath the stunning Gay Head Cliffs, the beach is tucked away on the southwest section of the island near the sleepy community of Aquinnah.
Compared to other western cultures, America is known to be more conservative, especially when publically displaying nudity. However, times are changing and liberal bodies are consciously deciding to flaunt their stuff along unclothed shorelines. The beach is located approximately a half-mile from the Golden Gate Bridge. The beach features spectacular views of the bridge, behinds and boards. Beware for sharks, stay in shallow water.
By Melanie Renzulli. Over the years, nude beaches may have gotten a bad reputation among many travelers who see them as dens of lascivious behavior. But, in reality, nude beaches are rarely the sexually charged places they are reputationally made out to be. Proponents of nude beaches often refer to them as "clothing-optional" beaches to erase the negative image the word "nude" connotes.