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 Cayo Largo - Cuba
St. Martin Beaches
Cupecoy - St Martin
Sapphire Beach Club - St. Martin
Orient Beach - St. Martin
Sorobon Resort - Bonaire - Carribean
Guadaloupe Nude Beaches - Caribbean
Sandals - Royal Caribbean
Puerto Rico Nude Beaches
Grand Lido Braco - Jamaica
Firefly Cottages - Negril - Jamica
Crane Beach - Barbados
Jamaican Nude Beaches
Grape Bay - Bermuda
Hawksbill Beach - Antigua
Hedonism - Jamaica


Galley Bay - AntiguaTankah Cove - Yucatan
Zipolte Nude Beaches - Mexico
Punta del Este - Uruguay
Reserva Beach - Rio de Janeiro

Bat's Head Beach - Dorset - England
Bay of BiscayFrance
Cap D'Agde - France
Playa Los Gaviotas - Sprain
Es Trenc - Mallorca
German Nude Beaches
Hungarian Nude Beaches
Tel Aviv Topless Beach - Israel
Durban Nude Beaches - South Africa

Sydney Nude Beaches - Australia
River Island Nudist Resort - Sydney - Australia
Balding Bay - Australia
Pebbly Beach - Australia
Cable Beach - Australia

Gokarna Beach - India
Goa Beach - India
Kon Phangan - Thailand
Kuta Beach - Bali

 



 

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08/26/02 Orient Beach, St. Martin, FWI Andy <Andy@noaddressgiven.com>

THE place for first time nudists to go- located on the French side of St. Martin, a great 1-mile+ reef protected beach with a mixed textile/topless 3/4mi, and a 1/4 mi nude area walled off with a jetty. A resort is in the nude area, but the beach is open to all who are nude. Romantic, quiet, safe, 80-85*F year-round, 80*F water, services on the beach include food, chairs/lounges, all sports. Nude area is quieter and more laid-back, you can always find a quiet place. If you want to dis-connect from civilization in comfort, this is the place to be free from pagers, phones, sirens, horns, and people in your face. The French are very protective of their beach environment, and bad behavior is quickly corrected. SO GO TRY IT! Air fair is pricey ($500/US ea. from Miami, due to the distance) but decent accomodations can be had in the vicinity for <$130.00US/day, all the way up to $300+/US/day for a private resort house w/ pool. Suggestion: if you want to explore the island, make arrangements for your hotel to have a rental car waiting for you there, and take a cab from the airport- much less hassle! The village of Grand Case has the greatest concentration of 5* restaurants in the Caribbean- my favorite is La Testa Vin- sit on the deck over the water and watch the sun set- unforgetable! Great place to honeymoon and vacation!

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05/31/02 Orient Beach Doc <doctorwade@aol.com>

We visited St.Martin in February and spent 3 days of wonderful nude sunbathing on the Beach in front of Club O. JUST A WORD OF WARNING!! We noticed some sites said it was o.k. to be nude ANYWHERE on Orient Beach. According to the local police, this is NOT true. While we did notice a couple of folks walking in the area past the sign at Club O, we also talked to a man who was arrested for walking nude beyond the sign. There is a large sign on the south end of the beach that delineates the nude area from the rest of the beach. On the nude side of the sign (south), it says nudism is not allowed past Pedro's Beach Bar. Even the local police are confused about this, as we saw them trying to arrest a man for being nude at Pedro's but he took them and showed them what the sign said. After much controversy they let him go. But,be VERY careful if you decide to try to go nude past the Club O sign. Personally, I chose not to risk it. There is plenty of beach where it is safe to be, and safe to see, and safe to be seen. So enjoy. We HIGHLY recommend this beautiful island and its many beaches.

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03/30/02 Anasco Beach, Puerto Rico <free_body1@hotmail.com>
Good Nude Beach In Puerto Rico Hi Everyone, We just had a vacation in Puerto Rico and we found a very nice long beach where it is possible to swim and sun in the nude. The beach is called Anasco Beach and is located on the west coast of the island. It is a very long beach that stretches about 3 kilometers (about 2 miles) and during week days it is virtually empty (we saw about 4 locales and 6 tourist). The beach was great because it is divided between the public beach on the south part (which locals use), a more private area ideal for nudist (north central part) and the north where a resort is at (Anasco Beach Resort).

We spent all our nude beach days at this beach and had no problems what so ever. It was clean, safe, quite and the water was very calm and shallow. The area we selected was in the best area for being nude without question. This is the underdeveloped area of the beach where all you have behind you is tropical vegetation and the whole beach to your selves. Also, you can see if anyone is coming and you can cover up if you like. But actually, we were seen by 2 locals (1 running and 1 walking) and they kept moving without any gawking or curiosity and they never returned to bother. Bottom line, we felt safe and enjoyed our time there.

How to get there. We flew from San Juan Airport to Mayaguez Airport. There we rented a car and exited the airport and got on to Route 2 leading North (take a right at airport and route 2 intersection). We kept going north. You should stay on this route for at least 3 to 4 miles. As your driving you will see an old steel bridge you will then come up to the to the first major intersection that has a traffic light. At this traffic light you take a left towards the city of Rincon. This road will now take you west and you must stay on this road until you see a sign (on your right side) that says "Banario De Anasco" (this is the beach name). You take a left at this intersection and drive about 1 mile. You will go through a small village, right after the village you will see the entrance to the beach parking area. If the main gate is closed, just go to next gate and park your care.

After you park, start walking toward the beach. The area that you have entered is the public beach area and you will see picnic tables and recreation areas. As soon as you reach the sand head north (right) toward the undeveloped area. We walked until we felt it was a good isolated area. The area we picked was close to a small abandon structure. This place was ideal because it was an equal distance from the Anasco Beach Resort and the public area. Also, we could get good shade from the palm trees and there were many small private coves for nude sunbathing.

If you want to drive from San Juan, you must get on Route 2 leading west and drive for about 2 and half hours. When you reach an intersection with a traffic light and see a sign that says Anasco, take a right. If you see an old steel bridge on route 2 you have gone too far and must turn around.

How to get to Anasco Beach Resort. We saw tourist at the resort that were topless and had G-strings, so it might be a good place to stay at. If you want to go to the resort just follow the instructions above, but don't turn left on the sign that says "Banario De Anasco". Keep going west until you see it on your left (about 4 miles).

Well I hope this information will be helpful to those who thought Puerto Rico didn't have nude areas. We think you will enjoy it as much as we did. So if you want some safe and quite nudism in Puerto Rico go to Anasco Beach

 

02/26/02 Crane Beach Hotel - Barbados <MW>
Hello once again! Good news and bad news for Crane Beach afficionados...

Years of neglect to the manor house at Crane Beach have been cleaned up and the beach is as beautifulas always. New amenities abound due to the "bad" news-- they have done some serious expansion and are continuing with more construction. While this has effectively dashed the quietude and quaintness of the old manor house hotel feel, it has brought in much-needed improvements. The new accommodations are very special -- see their website ( http://www.thecrane.com ) for more ongoing activity. Less hotel; more exclusive resort.

I had planned a trip this year but will wait for the expansion to conclude so I can compare the "new" Crane with the old Crane Beach Hotel. I doubt there will be the same 'feel' but I also anticipate some wonderful new experiences. They obviously haven't done anything to the beach-- it is still the real calling card for this resort. Now maybe it will appeal to more people with its larger capacity and more contemporary amenities. Time will tell.


02/25/02 Jamaican Nude Beaches <LowTeck>
This was my first legal nude beach experience and the first I attended with my wife. What a gas to go sans suit without the threat of arrest or harassment truly a great time We stayed at Grand Lido Negril one of the finest in Jamaica and I doubt I will find a place that equals this (within my budget). I doubt I will ever vacation again where clothing is required.


02/08/02 OM Beach, Gokarna, India Tommy Fernandes <tommy@indiatimes.com>
Gokarna is a small sea side town in Karnataka state and one of the holy places for Indians but for naturalists, I would rate it as a paradise on earth!! The sea turns inland at point of OM beach - one of the longest beaches and certainly the cleanest and unhabited too, in Asia. This makes it a rare beauty and hundreds of naturalists enjoy being at the beach round the year. Surprisingly I even found young Indian beauties coming into this beach and having a whale of time all the while. If you want to be in the best nudist beach on earth, I recommend visit OM beach, Gokarna, Karnataka state, India.


01/31/02 Umhlanga Beach, Durban South Africa <K. Dunn>
I have lived in Durban my entire life, and at age 27 had thought I had experienced most of Durban's beauty and splendor. Durban has an awesome climate all year round, and even in the middle of winter it is fair enough to sun tan at the beach.

About a year ago, my girlfriend of 2 years, Katy and I were going through the nature trail in the gorgeous Hawaan forest, located at the northern end of Umhlanga. The trail is about a 20 minute walk through indigenous forest and wetland, and after crossing the picturesque river, comes out onto the beach. Here we discovered absolute paradise. A postcard image beach, with dunes shielding a magnificent lagoon, which as we were to discover, changes face completely with the changing tides. An exquisite birdlife, including Fish Eagles and an abundance of Yellow-billed kites as well as plenty of water birds.

On closer inspection, we were to discover that all the people on the beach were naked - yes, we were forced to look twice and all the strollers, swimmers in the lagoon and sun bathers were naked. We had never experienced anything of the like before as we strolled nervously and inquisitively along the lagoon. The were clothed people as well, walking their dogs to the river mouth and on the other side of the river mouth there were more naked people, but these were generally just groups of guys, as opposed to the couples and families on the near side.

As the saying goes, When In Rome....., we decided to brave it and give it a bash. At first Katy was only comfortable topless, but eventually we discovered the absolute escapism to be found in being naked outdoors. We were both very comfortable at being naked, and the odd pervert that gawked by slowly became more ignorable.

Needless to say we visit 'Our Paradise as regularly as possible now, all through the winter and even more in the summer. On a hot day the beach is full, clusters of people close together, and a few more private scattered around. I hope more people will discover it as easily as we did, and in doing so, discover themselves. K. Dunn


01/28/02 Sorobon, Bonaire, N.A. ClydeA <clydealp@hotmail.com>
In 1987 my wife and I were the first persons from Trinidad to visit Sorobon. Understand other Trinidadisns have been there since.

Great place and we were first-time nudists and black ones at that.

We long to go back.

We were 40 and 35 then. Now we're 54 and 50, but it still doesn't matter.

WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM OTHER TRINIDADIANS WHO HAVE BEEN TO SOROBON (OR EVEN THOSE WHO ARE CONTEMPLATING GOING THERE, INCLUDING FIRST-TIME NUDISTS), ALTHOUGH WE EXPECT THAT YOU WILL BE FEW IN NUMBER.

WHEN YOU WRITE US PLEASE PUT THE WORD "SOROBON" IN THE SUBJECT LINE. WE GET SCORES OF JUNK MAIL EVERY DAY AND WOULD NOT LIKE TO DUMP YOURS BECAUSE YOUR NAME OR THE SUBJECT IS UNFAMILIAR.

IT IS IMPORTANT, THEREFORE, THE THE WORD "SOROBON" APPEARS AS PART OF THE SUBJECT.

Clyde


11/04/01 Sorobon Beach Resort Bonaire First time try <kjorna@aol.com>
In July of 2001, my wife and I visited Bonaire, N.A. We both wanted to learn to windsurf and thought we may try at Jibe City on Lac Bay, Bonaire - because of the layout and facilities lacated there. We were pleased with the experience gained at Jibe City; and were equally pleased with the convenient, next door location of the Sorobon Beach Resort.

Since this was our first experience at a naturist resort, we felt the resort would be excellent for us. We were not disappointed. The facilities at the Sorobon Beach Resort are excellent if you like to get away with your mate to a place where there are no distractions but each other. The resort is clean, remote, quiet, family friendly, laid back and totally relaxing. We heartily recommend the Sorobon for couples wishing to renew their appreciation of the finer things marriage has to offer.

We definitely will be returning to the Sorobon. Bonaire is a beautiful island!


01/26/02 Guadaloupe, French Caribbean Apollo <playinbare@aol.com>
We just returned from Guadaluope on January 6, 2002. We decided to try Guadaloupe after reading about the nude beaches on the island from Lee Baxandall's World Guide to Nude Beaches and Resorts. Also, that the first nude beach in the western hemisphere was located on the island. Usually this book is on the money but this time it missed.

We had accommodations at Hotel La Toubana. The hotel has many cottages on the hillside overlooking the very small ocean fed pool with a tiny sand beach area. The cottages have a great view. Do not go to this resort expecting American hotel & bed and breakfast standards. The accomodations are rustic. From your cottage you can see the Club Med beach clearly from your patio balcony. (I would suggest staying in cottage #12.) Bring mosquito spray! There are tons of mosquitos all over the island. However, the hotel no longer allows persons to be nude on the tiny sand area next to the ocean fed pool.

So we went to the Club Med Beach only to find that they no longer allow nudity at Club Med beach and have not allowed it in two years. We were so disappointed. We searched the whole Grand Terre Island and there was only one nude beach, Pointe Tarare. In the ocean and the land area there are rocks, rocks and more rocks, with only a very small sandy area to lay out. So everyone is crammed in on top of each other. This beach is only 50 yards wide and the atmosphere is very "unconfortable". The beach is 99% men. Mainly local men who have no hang ups about playing with themselves in full view of everyone all day long! It was just tacky.

The jewel of the island is a restaurant at the entry to Pointe Tarare called "Restauurant Creole Chez Man Michele". The best grilled lobster I've ever had! The sauce was incredible! We were on the island six days. We had dinner in some of the most expensive restaurants on the island. We had only one great meal..... "Restauurant Creole Chez Man Michele".

Nude beach use as described in Lee Baxandall's World Guide to Nude Beaches and Resorts no longer exists and it is widely discouraged. We won't be going back.


12/18/01 Sandals Royal Caribbean Matt <SandalsCSS@aol.com>
Wanted to contribute a little bit here. We've benn going to Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay for years. It offers an excellent offshore island with beaches and a swim up pool bar that is fully clothing optional. The rest of the resort isn't but the island is. Great get away or starter area for nude sunbathing. Well, I'm off to look for more places to bathe...


12/12/01 Balding Bay, Magnetic Is. Australia Richard <rspacer@yahoo.com>
Balding Bay is on Magnetic Is. Queensland, Australia. It is a small cove of golden sand, very isolated and reached by a walking track through a eucalypt forest. The beach users are mostly younger backpackers from all over the world, enjoying a few days or longer on a tropical Australian island. Nudity is fully accepted and the majority seem to give it a try. Magnetic Island is close to the mainland (Townsville) and easily reached by ferry. There are lots of cheap backpacker accomodations and it is a real good vacation value. Elsewhere in Australia are lots of nude beaches. Topless for ladies is the norm on most Australain beaches as well. A very liberating country. Have Fun!!

 01/14/00   Pebbly Beach,Station Creek   ted <padnude@hotmail.com>
our favourite beach,although not officially nude,is located just north of coffs harbour on the new south wales north coast(australia). after the main holiday season is over at christmas time is the best time to go as all the crowds have gone and around only 20 to 30 holiday campers remain.

the first time we went there we pulled up our 4wd just behind the beach,there was a guy and two girls sunbaking,clad,just below us on the beach,after we got out and set up the sun shade we walked over to them and asked did they mind if we(my wife and i)went nude......they said not a problem and after around half an hour we noticed that they were nude too!!!

after that we met heaps of folks,both clothed and naked,and really enjoyed our times there.it really is a very pretty place and we look forward to returning.

11/17/01 Firefly Beach Cottages in Negril Stan <stanogden@mail.com>
For me the best nude beaches include Firefly in Negril, Jamaica. It is small, relaxed, friendly and you just fall in love with it,(also perhaps with a new partner). I stay in hte little cottage right on the beach. It is pure bliss. Another nude beach I love is El Trenc in southern Majorca. I have not sampled accommodation near this beach but hope to when I can tear myself away from Negril.
 

Mexico- Zipolite Beach LightCloud
In the late 80's I discovered Zipolite beach in the state of Oaxaca about 250 miles SE of Acapulco or about 35 miles west of Huatulco. There is a rustic laid back beach here, with several primitive resorts offering rooms with hammocks or for about $30.00 per night a little bit more modern room with A.C.

One of the nice things about this beach is that nudism has been here since the early 70's when a couple from California came down here and started a backpackers resort called Shambala. This place still exists after numerous storms, hurricanes, etc., and the last time I visited was thriving in the relaxed pace of rural Mexico.

This is the kind of place you can get a nice meal for a few dollars, fresh fruit, fish, and later enjoy music on the beach or maybe a card game or chess as the restaurant becomes a meeting place for hitchhikers, backpackers, (many from Europe) and a few adventurer's like myself that drove my convertible from the Midwest.

The laid back atmosphere, and the warmth of the beach plus the natives appreciation for the opportunities from the tourists keeps drawing me back, year after year. You should know a little Spanish to visit here, and you have to drive to Puerto Angel, about 3 Km east to use the international phones, Internet, etc., but this is one place in Mexico you don't have to worry about the Mexican Police.


09/16/01   France Cap D'Agde - Grant
July 29 to August 3rd - About all I did the first night was get take away pizza from the shops just below my unit. I had a unit for a family of 4 to myself because they don't have any smaller units.

My moto for this period was "make an effort not to make an effort." I never left the immediate area of the resort. It's the biggest naturist resort I've ever seen or heard of and the biggest resort of any kind I've ever stayed in as well. No wonder they call it the Naked City. I spent the entire week wearing nothing but hat and thongs with the occasional towel over my shoulder.

In summary about all I did was go to the beach, build sand-castles with other people, swim, go to the pool, lay down & work on my all over tan,use the water-slide, eat, sit around and write this diary. Highlights were the beauty competition for little girls and a separate one for the women plus on a different night another fashion parade with professional models. There was also a freak surf on the normally flat beach on Thursday.

There's also heaps of restaurants, bars, pools, shops plus a port with lots of jetties, a bank, post office, outdoor cinema, a few thousand holiday units, a mini golf course, an amusement area for kids only (drat) plus some special clubs for gays & lesbians and those into weird leather and metallic outfits that don't quite cover the naughty bits. Yep there sure was some weird clothing worn by the locals.


09/16/01   Spain - Playa de las Gaviotas  G
I've read all the articles about nude beaches, but Spain has been left out. Spain is the best country to find nude beaches because nudity is common there. On the Costa del Sol there several topless and nude beaches. the island of Ibiza (Mediteraanean Sea) offers a lot of that as well. Another nice place is the beach called Las Gaviotas, located in the island of Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, off of the Coast of Africa, almost across from Morocco (Western side). Is a very secluded beach, but only 6Km from the city. It's next to a topless beach call Las Teresitas.

09/15/01 Koh Phangan - Thailand  Peter and Lisa
My wife and I visited Thailand for two weeks to the end of August, we concentrated our holiday on both Koh Samui and Koh Phangan (pronounced Koh Phanyan).

We always prefer nude or CO beaches to feel more comfortable, however, in Thailand the culture and religions normally frown very much on exposed skin, topless bathing is even frowned upon, mind you, it's a bit of a different story on the tourist islands that we visited (thank goodness for that).

Koh Samui is a very busy and hectic island with loads of great shopping and fantastic night life, the beaches are very crowed with resorts and bungalows making it rather impossible to go naked, topless for the women seemed okay at a pinch - the locals didn't seem to make too much of a big deal of it all, however, only a small percentage of women removed their tops.

Our week on Koh Phangan was much more relaxing and the island being a great deal quieter and generally more secluded allowed us to catch taxi boats from Haad Rin east beach to our favourite - Haad Yuan beach, about a 15 minute ride aboard an authentic thailand fishing boat - the cost was 50 Bt each (about $2.00 AUD).

As soon as you arrive on this beach, you feel as though you've stepped into a magical paradise, palm trees virtually to the beach, a few bungalows in the centre of the beach act as bars and places to eat in the shade, beautifully contoured boulders at the back of the beach and a sheer 200 metre rise of jungle to surround the 1/2 moon bay shaped beach. It's quiet and the water is warm and quite smooth due to the reefs which surround much of this area.

We chose one specific end of the beach (nearest the Sanctuary resort) and were able to strip off and sunbake without any dramas, at varying times, others would also trip off and sit around to sunbake - but it was done in a reasonably descrete manner to avoid upsetting the locals and some of the international tourists. A small group of nude ladies certainly attracted others to strip off but generally the beach was reserved for textile people (which was a great shame considering the wonderfully romantic atmosphere).

We had a wonderful couple of weeks and would certainly return to enjoy the place again soon.

Peter and Lisa


08/03/01 Kuta beach in Bali Ivan <makzaivani21@yahoo.com>
nude is great...and nude make us feel what originally we are...dont be ashamed when we are wearing nothing go to bali sometimes and have fun
 

07/03/01 Es Trenc, Mallorca Peter Gill <peterblueeyes66@hotmail.com>
5 miles of sandy beach on the south of the island, nudist in the middle section, with sand dunes and bushes at the back for a bit cruising. Pure heaven.

06/22/01 Hungarian Nude Beaches <valkai@hotmail.com>
Because I hardly can find anything about the Hungarian places, let me send you these links Hungary Naturist Places I hope you will add it to your list.

Best regards, Sandor


06/07/01 Yucatan Paradise
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, so please go to Slice of Paradise to get a true understanding of the place I have come to love so much. The place is called Tankah Cove, and it is about three miles north of the ruins of Tulum. Tankah Cove is a magical place that I first discovered in 1987.

June and her husband, Arturo (another California retiree), have built a wonderful home and two Robinson Crusoe style palapas on their beachfront lot. The house sleeps six, one of the palapas sleeps four and, the other palapa sleeps two.

June and Arturo cater to all different kinds of vacationers: straight, gay, Americans, Europeans, hippies, stockbrokers and best of all - clothing optional! Being the not-so-grown-up-California-hippies that they are, they have opened their doors to many clothing optional groups in the last few years. They love it since there is less laundry to do!

The property is at the very end of a private little cove and as a result they have few neighbors. Most of the houses that have been built along this stretch of beach are vacation homes that are not lived in year round. Directly to the north of them is a stretch of beach that is a private reserve and is completely undeveloped.

I was there in October of last year and am happy to report that for ten days, I only got dressed to visit the local restaurant that is about five "blocks" away. I sunbathed on the beach, built sand castles, frolicked in the water, hunted for shells, took a few nature hikes - and best of all came back with no tan lines!

Occasionally a tourist would stroll by (all the beaches in Mexico are public), but no one blinked an eye. As a matter of fact several people took my nudity as a sign that it was ok for them to free themselves of their swimsuits. I particularly remember what looked like a honeymooning couple who walked by and asked, "Is this the nude beach?" and I replied, "Oh yes. People have been running around here naked for years!" The young man then said, "Well, we don't want to offend anyone." He then removed his swimsuit, as did his slightly more timid bride. They then strolled down the beach about fifty yards, and spent the rest of the day soaking up the sun and playing in the cove.

What I discovered is that nudity is contagious! Others walked by followed our example. There was even an elderly woman who came by in tennis shoes and Bermuda shorts. She removed her bikini top and waved it over her head in a liberating move.

On another day I was building a sandcastle out on the beach in front of the palapa when three military men came marching by in full uniform complete with rifles. I knew this was a normally event, as the military often patrols the beach in groups of three. I had witnessed this for over a decade, so I was not alarmed. I was a little concerned though that my bathing suit was out of reach, and attempting to retrieve it would have only drawn more attention to myself. Well, they just walked on by as if I was just one of many nude tourists they had seen that day.

In addition to hanging around the fabulous turquoise waters of the cove, I also visited a few other beaches known for their free spirits. One such place is called Maya Tulum. It is a laid-back resort about two miles south of the ruins of Tulum (maybe four miles from Tankah), and made up of several of the palapa style huts. There is a really wonderful beach in front of this place, and many people play in the surf naked. The days that I visited, there were probably ten to fifteen people from all walks of life frolicking in the waves. The little cove in front of this resort is perfect for funneling the surf. The result is nice big body surfing waves. I think it is one of the most beautiful places on earth.

One day I took a walk down this stretch of beach for miles wearing my swimsuit as a bracelet. (I had no way of knowing if I might need to don my suit for some reason.) I discovered that this part of the world attracts beach lovers from all over the world. They all seemed to appreciate the un-resistible call of the beach. After all most of them had come half way around the world just like me to play in this paradise. Some were topless, some were nude and some were in swimsuits. The ones in swimsuits seemed to admire my apparent freedom. And as I have said before, nudity is contagious!

After having walked to the ends of the known universe, I turned around and walked back to the resort. I noticed that several of people I had passed (with swimsuits) had released themselves from the burden of their clothing and were playing in the surf au natural. What a wonderful thing to know that my presence had inspired someone to experience the freedom that can only come from the combination of skin, water, sand and sun.


05/28/01 Sylt, Germany Woody <demolady@bellsouth.net>
I had never been nude on the beach before but after watching the people on the beach I thought I'd give it a go. It was a great feeling. The Germans have a great attitude towards the whole thing. Its no big deal. I especailly enjoyed the beach near the town I lived in. Half the beach was nudes only and the other half was clothing only, and they were only seperated by a small sign designating each area. Nudes and non-nudes shared the sand, talked back and forth freely and exchanged drinks and snacks and didn't think a thing about it. I wish we could develop a better attitude in the US. Keep smiling, and don't burn anything important. Woody
 
 

Sapphire Beach Club, St. Martin, N.A.   B. Brenner Wood <dowsupbbw@aol.com>
After several trips to the Caribbean I stopped looking the best place because the islands were so much alike. So, I just said what do "I" want? The answers were great food, nice people, not too crowded and wonderful beaches! Now, where do I get these desires satisfied-St. Martin. But where to stay? Don't ask American Air Lines! They might know how to fly but they don't know resorts. You have to look to see what is advertised then look at the whole list of hotels etc. Compare the list and focus on the facilities not advertising. They don't have too! But on St. Martin there are hotels but there are many more condos and they are a much better value. So one year I spent the whole vacation asking about condos (timeshares) and I found out about the Sapphire Beach Club from a nice couple on the nude beach. He had done his homework. The rest is history. But you can also rent from these facilities by contacting them directly as well as all other condos on the island. So do some research. Now the best beaches on the island-they are all great and too many to write about except for a few. Plus, Caribbean and Island magazines do a great job. My favorites are Orient, Ba Rue, Mullet, Friars, and Dawn. Every beach is topless but only on the French side are there nude bathing locations. So if you like great French food and great beaches you can't beat St. Martin. Have fun! Bruce

Goa Abir India <abirghosh@yahoo.com>
I really enjoyed nude beaches in goa when i went last time with my girl friend (deepthi)... We really had lots of fun on sun bathed beaches..wow that was fun. i advice all u guys to visit goa without dresses and have fun.

England - Studland and Bat`s Head Guy Carless <borisguy@bushinternet.com>
A few recommended nude sites outside the USA, but none in England! Sure, our summer is short and unpredictable; come prepared to du other things and snatch the idyllic day when it offers. I`ve walked nude at 2,000 feet altitude (a thrilling experience) and sailed nude (when it`s really hot) as well as standard sunbathing. Where I live, in Dorset, we have two good and contrasting nude beaches. Studland, between Bournemouth and Swanage, is ideal for a family and well used: gently shelving sand and a tidal range never more than two and a half metres. A section, about a mile long, is recognised and marked as naturist, Some miles westward is the spectacular beauty-spot called Durdle Door, approached from the road which goes to nearby Lulworth Cove, This is completely different, with a steeply shelving beach, ideal for good swimmers. The beaches alongside "the Door" are textile, but you only have to walk one kilometre (five-eighths of a mile) westwards to the quiet little beach by Bat`s Head, where nudity is the norm. Anyone visiting, feel welcome to e-mail me for further information on Dorset, England. Contrary to the impression given by irresponsible sensation-seeking media, we have remained free from foot-and-mouth disease, as have most of southern and eastern England.
Travel Reservations - book resorts like: Hedonism - Grand Lido Braco - Desire

 
Hedonism III-Runaway Bay in Jamaica   Wild for a Week <wccl85a@prodigy.net>
I just came back from Jamaica and I have never in my whole life stayed at a ALL NUDE HOTEL AND BEACH that was ALL INCLUSIVE and very Classy. If you like being NUDE..This is a place for you...HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Contact Superclub.com for information.

Hedonism III, Jamaica   Bill <Bigallovr@aol.com>
Just got back from a great week at Hedo III. The resort is tops in the Carribean by far. The only other one on the Island of Jamaica that compares with it is Grand Lido in Negril at twice the price. It is well laid out with a great nude beach, very large nude hot tub and nude swimming pool. Topless is everywhere and after dark complete nudism abounds. There is a "Prude" beach, but it was deserted the entire week we were there. There are 4 resturants with good food. The rooms are designed for lovers. The staff is friendly, but stay out of the way, unlike Negril. We are definitely going back. If you want to jump start your relationship, there's no better place.....and even develop some new ones.


Hedonism II   Kay <jandk@babygotback.com>

Had a wonderful time at Hedonism II in Negril, Jamaica. We stayed on the nude side (there is a 'prude' side that is a bit more conservative for those that aren't ready to make the naked plunge or want a less expensive room). LOL Loved it... just warn anyone who goes to be careful if they venutre away from the resort. Jamaica is a poor country with hustlers and con artists all over. My fiance was almost mugged outside of the resort because he went fishing alone. The resort itself, though, was FABULOUS!!! What a great vacation!!


 

Galley Bay, Antigua   Michael Darwin <darwin@hotmail.com>
Just got back from Antigua, where I'd been told the only nude beach was the one at the Hawksbill resort. We ended up staying at Galley Bay instead (better reviews), which is on the same stretch of beach but not officially tolerant of C.O. sunbathing. The first good sign was that the literature in the room didn't explicitly say "No nude, no topless," which many hotels do. And sure enough there was a smattering of topless when we got to the beach -- not much, but at least no one seemed to be objecting to what there was. I was a little nervous about going all-out nude, but after a few days of watching the generally laid-back attitude, I decided to try. No problem. The main area was a bit too crowded and conservative-looking, but off to the right of the dining area and the watersports shack the beach was emptier and I had a number of very pleasant skinny-dips. At the far end of the beach, a small rocky hill effectively cuts off a small separate beach, and there I was able to subathe nude with no qualms. Even when a middle-aged female hotel guest (non-nude) came over the rocks and I thought I might get a negative reaction (I am male, incidentally), I didn't: she saw me right away, came down without any hesitation, and except for a few stares in my direction when I got up to take a dip in the ocean, I didn't seem to have generated any reaction at all.

Consider Galley Bay highly recommended for (discrete) nude use.


cupecoy beach (st. maarten)   valerie santoro <vs@dlopc.com>
Cupecoy Beach is located on the French side os St. Maarten. The clinate is usually around 80 to 90 degrees. My husband and I own a timeshare share in St. Maarten and we have visited Cupecoy for the past seven years. The beach is ls beautiful with natural pink rock formations forming a wall around this beach. The people are from the US as well as many European countries. I would recommend a vacation here.
 

Cobblers Beach, Sydney   Jo Mulholland <sydneynaturist@platypuspost.zzn.com>
Sydney has only THREE legal nudist beaches, very small, very hidden. At the time of writing (21/12/00) it is very hot. Lady Bay is located on the southern side of Sydney Harbour but the other two are on the norther side in the Mosman Council area.

A Mosman councillor has launched a campaign for two Mosman beaches used for nude bathing since 1996 to revert to full community use.

Martin Skipper wants the council to approach the State Government to reverse a decision which allows nude bathing at Obelisk and Cobblers Beaches.

"It is very important to bring at least one of the beaches back to the people and I am prepared to fight for this outcome, " Mr Skipper said.

Councillor Dom Lopez said a significant national park should not be promoted with the existence of nude beaches."These beaches are an insult to the people because they are not just nude beaches - it is well-known other activities are going on there as well, " he said. Councillor Zara Grayspence said she wuld support the possibility of Cobblers Beach reverting to a family beach but not Obelisk. " I just feel that these people need somewhere to go and if you want a family beach you go elsewhere," she said.

Please help to keep these little beaches open, not only for us but also for you who visit us.

Jo


Resort: River Island Nature Retreat   jo Mulholland, A Sydney Naturist <sydneynaturist@platypuspost.zzn.com>
River Island, two hours' drive south of Sydney is in a valley on the Wollondilly River. It's ideal! Went there a few years ago a number of times by myself to get away from the *Rat Race* and to do some work in peace. Went recently with fellow-members of the Free Beach Association of NSW and had a wonderful time. Two Canadian film makers were there to make a video which will be commercially available in the future. Jo

Cayo Largo Cuba   Rodraad <panderson7@home.com>
Cayo Largo is a relaxed resort which allows naturism. Welcome to St. Tropez of the 1950's. It is not a purely naturist resort or beach. However, it's a friendly wonderful little island with outstanding beaches where naturism is perfectly acceptable. The naturism was legally practiced a few minutes walk away from the main hotel beach by the European clientele. The areas, where the majority of the guests stayed the guests were clothed or topless. Moreover, families are more than welcome in Cayo Largo, and by the hotels most people were clothed. Also, of note, the Villa Capricho hotel allows naturism around their resort.

Cayo Largo is not Varadero nor Cayo Coco, nor any other place in Cuba, and travellers should be warned not to expect the service that they receive at other Cuban resorts, let alone other places in the Carribbean. The service at the Hotels is painstankingly slow at all the restauraunts, and the bars, in particular. Often a bar would run out of a particular drink. However, I say just try something new. Moreover, having said that, the generous spirit of the Cuban people shines through and the friendliness of the resort staff is quite evident.

The beaches are amongst the finest I have ever seen in the Caribbean, or the world for that matter. The water is crystal clear and the postcard perfect beaches lulls one into a relaxed nirvana. The sand just melts between your toes. The hotels ofter free transfers to some special beaches. The beaches are not crowded like they are in other resorts and one can quickly find a private place. You can walk for miles and it just keeps getting better. The island, in traditional Cuban form, is absolutely safe.

The food is fine in the context of a nation experiencing some shortages. There was always plenty to eat. One has to make a reservation for the specialty restauraunts early in the morning. Often by 8 am or 9 am the specialty restauraunts were fully booked. As the island is all inclusive, one can visit any of the restauraunts. However, make sure to try the food at the restauraunts on the beach. It's quite tasty. Nightlife. Well, again you are not in Varadero. The staff puts on a little show which they try to involve the guests children and there is one disco.


Cable Beach,Broome W Australia   Tim Parslow <tparslow@yahoo.com>
No great secret, but Cable Beach is unbelievable- 20kms of clean wide sand with great surf and lots of people for whom nudity is no big deal and natural. Has made me a confirmed nudist

Praia da Reserva   Jorge Barreto <naturismo@xmail.com>
I invite you of the whole world to come to remove the clothes in the Reserva Beach in Rio de Janeiro. Http://naturismo.cjb.net

Ile d'oleron - Bay of Biscay   doug <wilsodd@aol.com>
Most of the beaches that i have visited in West France (Bay of Biscay)are cool and clothing optional. The ile d'oleron has many and all are family oriented. This area has shalllow warm waters and clean sands. A great stress relieving vacation area -many smiling people -doug
 
 

Hawksbill Beach Resort   donna <woodward@samnet.net>
The Hawksbill Beach resort in Antigua is the only beach that legally allows nude sun bathing on the island of Antigua. (This wouldn't have stopped us from shedding our clothes on a number of other beautiful, private beaches, but it made it much easier to fetch a cold Wadadli beer from ou mini fridge. Hawksbill has a fabulous nude beach. It is a short walk from the hotel proper, but well worth the jaunt. Get there early to claim a spot under the trees. The beach is moderately crowded, with a very social, regular crowd. Expect a few textile interlopers on "cruise ship days" Would be happy to share more info.
 

Tel Aviv Israel   Larry <cobra426@aol.com>
I just returned from Tel Aviv and am pleased to report some toplessness on the beach along the Promenade. This is an incredibly beautiful beach and the presence of at least partial nudity is a welcome addition. Last year when I was there in July, there was no indication of even partial nudity. God bless the Europeans who brought enlightened thinking to the public beach in Tel Aviv!

 06/25/99   Grape Bay Beach, bermuda   peter simmons <peterpowerful@hotmail.com>
it's a very quiet beach, very secluded, the nude area is at the end of the beach, the beach is in Paget and is easy to find on any map. Have fun in the Bermuda SUN. Not mauny people know of theis beach. Peter

Punta del Este, Uruguay   Scott <bkkth@aol.com>
You should mention Chihuahau Beach very close to Punta del Este, Uruguay. It is really a beautiful place. I was there once and saw a fair number of gay guys. If that's your deal fine, in any event it is a beautiful spot.