By Damian Corrigan. Although nudism is technically legal throughout Spainstrolling down a crowded city street in the buff would likely be frowned upon. Instead, naturists tend to stick to specifically designated areas where nudism is clearly encouraged, including the wealth of nude beaches that dot Spain's stunning coastline.
Planning on getting back to nature this summer? Totally back to nature? If you are looking to enjoy the full freedom of sun, sand and surf on your body, unencumbered by a bathing suit -then a nude beach trip may be for you.
Stripping down at a beach gives you that fresh, out-of-the-shower feeling. There is also a strong community of naturists to join, whose openness and friendliness come from the fact they have nothing to hide — not even tan lines. Many naturists say the reason for nude beach-going is simple — they just feel more like themselves without clothes getting in the way.
Summer is here in its full glory! For those who like to keep it minimal and are tired of casinos, dance bars and strip clubs, nude beaches are the latest fad. Here, you can be the naturist beach bum that you want to be and chill out.
The popular destination has panoramic views of rocky cliffs, cool turquoise waters, and soft, sandy beaches. The nude bathers tend to stick to the eastern edge of the beach. Plakias Beach also offers excellent scuba diving and windsurfing in the relatively shallow, calm sea.
Just remember to follow the cardinal rules: No photographs without permission. No bare skin on shared public seats. And for more seaside escapes—clothing mandatory, however—be sure to check out the 30 Greatest Beaches In America.
THIS weekend may have been a washout, but the heatwave will soon be back on. This is where holidaymakers can strip off and go skinny dipping this summer without raising any eyebrows at all, based on TripAdvisor reviews. Patara is situated on the Turkish Riviera and is an unofficial nudist spot - but you should be OK to go naked here. One reviewer suggests that by walking for around 30 to 40 minutes away from the tourist areas, you'll find the quiet part of the where people strip off.
How often do you just hang out naked? Maybe padding around your flat in the nude is normal to you, a pro in spending time in your own skin. Although Britain might not be the first place you think of for a beach holiday, the UK is actually home to a wealth of sandy dunes and dramatic coastlines that would put the Maldives to shame well, kind of.