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The World's Best Nude Beaches and Resorts

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This page will bring you the latest information about destinations in The World's Best Nude Beaches and Resorts, including any corrections or omissions. Also, topical details about other new places.

Select one of the links on the left for particular locations, or check below to review the 20 latest reports.

If you have additional information about any of the destinations in The World's Best Nude Beaches, or you know of a new one, please let us know. We are also interested to hear if you have any photographs we could include in our next edition.

Taylorwood Resort, Queensland, Australia

Monday, 23rd March, 2015

The 20-acre privately-owned Taylowood naturist resort offers a place to unwind in an Australian bush setting nestled in the Conway Ranges of undulating private land, 7 kms down Conway Beach Road. In addition to the tourist caravan park, owners Linda and Rogin have four self-catering cabins available for visiting guests to enjoy the privacy and seclusion of the site. There are no catering facilities at the resort, however, but extensive shopping can be found 15 minutes’ drive away at Proserpine or Cannonvale,

Terranera organic farm, Tuscany

Thursday, 19th March, 2015

Casale Terranera claims to be the first naturist agritourism venture associated with the Italian Naturist Federation (FENAIT) and is situated in the popular Tuscany region. The 40-acre organic farm offers a holiday home for rental and is described as a relaxing natural place, in a wild environment. There are two swimming pools, a sauna and tennis courts for guests to use. Additionally trekking on the farm’s horses is on offer and there are hot springs nearby. Visitors can also bring their own tent and pitch up. The property is by the village of Montenero and close to Montalcino and Mount Amiata.

Apartmento Almodóvar, Vera Playa, Almeria

Friday, 13th March, 2015

Naturists Stephen and Chris who contacted us last year about their holiday accommodation – Apartmento Miro –  have been in touch with us again; this time to advise that they now have a second garden apartment available at the renown Spanish naturist resort – Vera Playa. The ground-floor Apartmento Almodóvar is on the Park Vera III development, close to the swimming pool and particularly handy for the famous nude  beach.

Hotel De Luxe Varadero, Porto Petro, Mallorca

Tuesday, 3rd March, 2015

The grand sounding 3-star adults-only Hotel De Luxe Varadero, in the fishing village of Porto Petro, on the south-east coast of the Balearic island of Mallorca, is set in attractive grounds and boasts a roof-top nudist terrace. According to the hotel website the bare area is described as a novelty!

L’Olivette – new home for the Buns

Friday, 27th February, 2015

For the last few years Ted and his wife Hun have been running Quinta da Horta naturist resort on the Algarve in southern Portugal. But the business has now been sold and the Buns have moved to Caunes en Minervois in Cathar country in the South of France and set up a new retreat there – L’Olivette. There is a fully self-contained one-bedroomed gite and a lovely swimming pool in the gardens. Ted and Hun have everything set up for those who prefer to travel with hand luggage only.

Sitges apartment with panoramic nude terrace

Sunday, 22nd February, 2015

A large penthouse apartment in the centre of Sitges, on Spain’s Costa Dorada, is being marketed as having a huge private panoramic nude terrace. With 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms, accommodation is provided for up to 7 people at this comfortable and well-equipped property.

Playa del Sol Hotel, Gran Canaria

Friday, 13th February, 2015

The refurbished Playa del Sol apartments at Playa del Ingles, in southern Gran Canaria, provide a good range of facilities including something for all-over sunseekers. According to the hotel management “On the top floor of the hotel is our nudist Solarium, ideal for experiencing a complete sense of freedom. We invite you to give it a try!” Obviously ‘on message'; and they have provided a photo of the nude zone on the website too.

B&B de Heeren van Drenthe, Netherlands

Thursday, 29th January, 2015

Roelf and Fred offer naturist-friendly B&B in a luxurious self-contained apartment set in pretty gardens at Hooghalen, in the heart of Drenthe, between Assen and Beilen. The owners make it clear on their website that clothes are optional with naturists welcome; and the sunbeds on  the terrace provide undisturbed sunshine. (Original website in Dutch only, above link translated by Google)

Pueblo Marinero, Lanzarote

Wednesday, 14th January, 2015

A modern low-rise aparthotel at Playa Blanca, on the south coast of Lanzarote – Pueblo Marinero – offers an FKK naturist sun terrace overlooking the sea. Officially rated locally with 4 stars, the self-catering adults-only accommodation is available through many of the UK’s largest tour operators including Thomson and First Choice. A half-board option can be booked by those who prefer to let somebody else do the cooking. The location is handy for the renowned bare beaches at Papagayo (World’s Best Nude Beaches, page 157).

Locanda di Terramare Guest House, Tuscany

Friday, 12th December, 2014

Immersed in a Mediterranean forest and with views of the Tuscan archipelago, the Locanda di Terramare provides relaxing naturist holidays. With five bedrooms, the ancient farmhouse apparently encompasses the owners’ passion for nature, calm, well-being and culture. Breakfast is served in an attractive glass conservatory or in the garden. Access to a ‘wellness area’ is included, and the property is approximately 15 minutes’ drive from the coast.

Le Mas Saint Sauveur B&B, Var

Saturday, 6th December, 2014

With three comfortable bedrooms, Le Mas Saint Sauveur chambres d’hôtes at Barjols in the Var region of Provence, South of France, is exclusively for naturists. There is a pool,  jacuzzi, a panoramic terrace and the grounds extend to 3 hectares.

Las Grullas – new naturist campsite in Extremadura

Sunday, 30th November, 2014

Camping Las Grullas is a naturist campsite in the heart of Extremadura – close to a number of Unesco cultural sites – which will open on 1 April 2015. It is situated on an old estate amongst holly oaks and granite formations. The well-equipped camping area extends to 2.6 hectare, and is 2.5 km from any through roads, so peace and quiet is assured. It is unsuitable for children under 16.

Playa Corinto-Malvarrosa, Valencia

Friday, 7th November, 2014

We have been in touch with a contact who has recommended an official nude beach – Corinto-Malvarrosa – around 250 metres along the shore from Camping Malvarrosa de Corinto. Located on the northern outskirts of the municipality of Sagunto in Valencia Province, the pleasant but relatively quiet beach has local road signs providing directions. The golden shore is a mix of fine and coarse sand. Our contact mentioned that during their recent stay at the beachside campsite, naturists were enjoying the freedom to ‘relax au natural’ directly in front of it.

Vritomartis wins TripAdvisor award

Thursday, 30th October, 2014

The well established and ever popular naturist resort on the southern shores of the island of Crete – Vritomartis – has won a 2014 Certificate of Excellence! The family-owned hotel and it’s pretty Filaki bare beach, have long enjoyed great reviews from holiday visitors, many of whom return year after year. The quality of the hotel and its service has now been formally recognised by the prestigious TripAdvisor award. The hotel is featured in The World’s Best Nude Beaches (pages 190 & 191).

Hotel Nude Zipolite, Mexico

Wednesday, 22nd October, 2014

The clothing-optional Zipolite beach, in the Mexican State of Oaxaca, now has a hotel where it’s also OK to go bare. Theresa O’Shea, writing in H&E naturist, alerted us to this on-the-beach rustic accommodation at ‘Hotel Nude‘. Zipolite is somewhat off the beaten track to access. And rip currents make the sea dangerous – but nonetheless, it’s a stunning place to commune with nature. The location is described in World’s Best Nude Beaches (page 37).

Elsendorp Naturist Recreational Park, Netherlands

Sunday, 19th October, 2014

The holiday resort Elsendorp comes with all the facilities and amenities of a highly rated Dutch naturist centre. With a large natural outdoor pool and sandy beach, an indoor pool, play areas for the children and modern comfortable chalet accommodation – it would make an ideal family holiday destination. Camping and caravanning pitches are also available. It is around 200 miles and a little over 3 hours driving from the Channel Tunnel. (Google translation)

Camping Terme Lendava, Slovenia

Tuesday, 14th October, 2014

Camping Terme Lendava, in the east of Slovenia, offers naturist camping during early and late season – the price list on the website indicates the dates available – minimum stay 3 nights. Guests can use the wellness centre and even choose a half-board option whilst camping (breakfast and dinner).

La Corte degli Elfi Guest House, Dolomites

Friday, 3rd October, 2014

A picturesque textile guesthouse – La Corte degli Elfi (Place of the Elves) –  in the Dolomites that has a fully-naturist wellness spa and a good-sized nude sunbathing garden. The property enjoys fine mountain views and offers a range of nature; cultural; spiritual; and adventure programmes.

Les Saulaies chambres d’hôtes (B&B) in Anjou

Wednesday, 24th September, 2014

One of our correspondents has been in touch to recommend a pleasant naturist chambres d’hôtes run by Olivier and Bruno, about 3 hours’ drive south-west of Paris, near Angers. Apparently, our contact has stayed at Les Saulaies – in the Loire region – with his partner on a number of occasions: he said they serve one of the finest breakfasts anywhere. The welcome is warm and the facilities are good. Three types of accommodation are on offer: an en-suite bedroom, a yurt and a chalet. A pool and a large secluded garden complete the facilities at the B&B.

Costa del Sol naturist beach

Sunday, 7th September, 2014

Playa Marina, a short distance west of Fuengirola, has been established as a welcome bare beach – which is a new one to us – on the sunny south coast of one of Spain’s favourite playgrounds. It is almost a kilometre long and has a drinks kiosk serving refreshments in season. Whilst easily accessible, a possible drawback is the A7 motorway that roars directly past at the back of the beach. (Google translation)