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The World's Best Nude Beaches and Resorts

What the media says

The World's Best Nude Beaches and Resorts has caught the public's imagination and the media's attention alike. Below is a selection of some features about our book.

The Guardian

Friday, 25th March, 2011

Top 10 beaches in France – the experts’ choice. From Brittany to Corsica, France has a fantastic array of beaches for naturists, families, divers and campers. Here 10 connaisseurs des plages select their favourites.

Best naturist: Euronat, Côte d’Argent, Aquitaine, selected by Nick Mayhew-Smith, author of The World’s Best Nude Beaches and Resorts. Backed by pine woods and untouched by mass tourism, the endless golden sands of the Côte d’Argent are a haven for back-to-nature beach lovers…

MSN Travel

Tuesday, 15th March, 2011

Nude bathing has come a long way. No longer the domain of an exclusive clique, many people are now turning to skinny dipping to add a fresh experience to their beach holiday – even if they wouldn’t necessarily classify themselves as naturists.

“I’ve been struck by how much beaches are shared these days, with both naked and clothed holidaymakers alike unconcerned about the need for segregated facilities,” explains Nick Mayhew-Smith, publisher of The World’s Best Nude Beaches and Resorts. “Nudity is just an alternative form of swimwear to many people, and I think both those who bare and those who cover up realise there are more important things to worry about in life.”

The Observer

Sunday, 14th February, 2010

Between a rock and a nude place: Palm Springs is America’s sunniest town – and the country’s naturist capital.’ Gareth Rubin – writing in The Observer – describes his experience as a naturist virgin in the Californian desert.

Living Spain Magazine

Monday, 15th September, 2008

NAKED SPAIN – We’ve come a long way since bikini-clad tourists clashed with police on the beach in Benidorm for daring to bare almost all. Spain has just been voted number one for nude beaches and won a whole host of other awards in the world of the unclothed. The findings were revealed by publishers of The World’s Best Nude Beaches and Resorts, from a survey of Britain’s naturist holidaymakers.

Daily Mirror

Saturday, 12th July, 2008

Further west, Banana Beach is popular, particularly for its sunsets. It is also a favourite with nudists… In peak season bare beach bums may feel more comfortable on Little Banana.

I quote here from a book called The World’s Best Nude Beaches (it just happened to be on my desk).

Time Out Guide to Croatia

Sunday, 1st June, 2008

If swimming naked in a clean sea sounds tempting, the ideal place is Croatia, with a long and noble tradition in hosting those who find their birthday suit fits best. The World’s Best Nude Beaches and Resorts (Lifestyle Press, £14.95) is a guide with updates at

The Guardian

Saturday, 24th May, 2008

Best for skinny dipping
Nick Mayhew, author of The World’s Best Nude Beaches

Formentera is only a 30-minute ferry ride from Ibiza but a world apart in terms of atmosphere and tranquility. Playa Migjorn is 10km long but has only one medium-sized hotel in the middle of it so it’s an ideal place to try skinny dipping for the first time. It’s not a die-hard naturist beach, it’s easy to find and very relaxed… The World’s Best Nude Beaches is published by Lifestyle Press.

Travellers Digest

Friday, 21st March, 2008

The World’s Best Nude Beaches and Resorts

The mission of The Naturist Society is to promote a culture of body acceptance through clothing-optional recreation, using the tools of education and community outreach. Make sure to check out the long-awaited sequel to New York Times bestseller “The World Guide to Nude Beaches and Resorts.” – Travelers Digest Choice!

CBC News

Thursday, 4th October, 2007

This year, the World Guide to Nude Beaches and Resorts named the Oasis in Cavandish one of the best resorts in the country.  Owner Gary Lowther said that exposure helped make this past summer the busiest by far, with a 25 per cent increase in occupancy over last season.

USA Today

Friday, 31st August, 2007

World’s Best Nude Resorts

Beach season may be ending in much of the USA come Labor Day.

But a new book keeps sun worship alive by spotlighting clothing-optional stretches of sand and lodgings around the world.

The World’s Best Nude Beaches and Resorts includes such destinations as Saline Beach on the Caribbean island of St. Barts and Haulover Beach in Miami.

Ryanair Inflight Magazine

Friday, 24th August, 2007

Cast your cares and your clothes aside – Nick Mayhew shares his top ten nude beaches for you to enjoy. From bracing Scandinavian fjords to sunny French coves, we’re baring all like never before. Once confined to the remoter stretches of coast, naked bathing is now a common part of the holiday experience. And according to Ryanair magazine editor, Ramsay Short, “It’s good to get naked. I do it all the time…” [Nick Mayhew is co-author of The World’s Best Nude Beaches and Resorts – Lifestyle Press].

Abroad Magazine

Wednesday, 15th August, 2007

Nude bathing has never been more popular. According to the authors of a new book – The World’s Best Nude Beaches and Resorts – far from being frowned upon, your birthday suit is now welcome at an amazing range of beaches around the globe. The guide showcases the top 1,000 places to get naked.

New Zealand Naturally

Friday, 3rd August, 2007

..illustrated with over 300 colour photos. It reflects the rapidly expanding number of beaches, naturist resorts and even mainstream hotels that are catering to the trend of all-over bathing. It includes 57 countries around the world where holidaymakers have the freedom to enjoy the sea, sun and sand as nature intended…

Which Motorcaravan

Sunday, 22nd July, 2007

…beaches are chosen for their beauty, tranquility, or family-friendly aspect. Each entry has a practical information section that tells you exactly where to go, and a short description of what facilities are there. Most of the locations also have pictures – and yes, they do feature naked people, but it’s all done very tastefully without anything that will offend!

…an essential piece of kit for those prepared to bare all.

CBC News, Canada

Thursday, 5th July, 2007

P.E.I. nudist resort gets international exposure 

When Gary Lowther opened the ‘Oasis’ four years ago, it was met with some controversy. …but now the World Guide to nude beaches has named it the fourth best nudist resort in Canada.

Mark Storey, co-author of The World’s Best Nude Beaches and Resorts, recently visited Prince Edward Island and said the Oasis has a lot to offer travellers who embrace the naturist lifestyle.

Sunday Times Travel

Wednesday, 4th July, 2007

Glossy shots of palm-fringed beaches and sparkly seas – The World’s Best Nude Beaches and Resorts lists 1,000 of the prettiest places to get naked in public – from Sardinia to Slapton Sands in Devon. And as if that weren’t enough exposure, more adventurous nudists can send their bare bottoms skywards on a parasail ride over St Martin in the Caribbean.


Tuesday, 3rd July, 2007

The first thing that strikes you about The World’s Best Nude Beaches and Resorts is its beautiful layout and design format – a first rate production from cover to cover. The photos are superb and the reporting is concise with easy-to-follow directions.

The Chronicle Herald, Nova Scotia

Saturday, 30th June, 2007

Prince Edward Island nudist resort makes global list

A nudist resort in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, is getting international exposure. The World Guide to Nudist Beaches and Resorts pronounced ‘The Oasis’ among the top four nudist resorts in Canada.

the naturist lifestyle is healthy for individuals and families and studies continue to show that.


Tuesday, 26th June, 2007

The World’s Best Nude Beaches

There’s lots of information for the beginner, including those countries that tolerate people who enjoy relaxing in the buff and those that welcome them with open arms…

Also included are frequently asked questions, such as the etiquette of sitting on shared chairs; and a list of specialist travel companies so you can save your blushes when booking.

Radio Kerry

Monday, 25th June, 2007

Inch Strand in world’s best nude beaches

Inch Strand is included in a list of ‘the world’s best nude beaches and resorts’. The beach in west Kerry is also on an unofficial naturist trail. This inclusion, by the new guide for naturists follows a call by the Irish Naturists’ Association for local authorities to support their request for nudist beaches in Ireland.