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Saxony and Harz Mountains, Germany
Monday, 11th August, 2014
Danny has been in touch – “I wanted to let you know about some lovely inland places to chill naked on a beach.”
The first is a small lake with plenty of sunbathing lawns and sand, in the north of the historic town of Pirna near Dresden, at ‘Natursee Pirna‘. There is free parking for users of the lake (entrance off Äußere Pillnitzer Straße). Very relaxed feel to the place, with mixed textile and naked bathers, and not busy on the two occasions we visited in August 2014.
The second are the natural lidos in the mountains and forests of the Harz region in the centre of the country. Some of these pools are officially “FKK”, though most aren’t, but are quiet enough that you may find yourself the only person there. And given the laid back attitude of the Germans, it’s quite likely that no eyebrows would be raised if you did just plunge in naked after a walk in the forest.
Koala 49 Naturist B&B, Black Forest, Germany
Tuesday, 5th August, 2014
Ulrike and Karl Heinz offer bed and breakfast at their small naturist guest house – Koala 49 – on the northern edge of the Black forest, not far from Baden Baden. One of the rooms is equipped with a kitchen for self-catering. There is a garden for relaxing outside and also a sauna and spa tub.
Cortijo Ranchito, Andalucia
Friday, 1st August, 2014
Described as a rustic Spanish hideaway, this large ‘off-grid’ villa with a pool is set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada on a 28-acre plot in the Alpujarran countryside. Reduced rates are available for smaller groups of up to 4 people. With extensive fruit and olive groves, together with lovely views, Cortijo Ranchito is – according to the owners – perfect for naturist holidays.
Dobrá Lúka, Slovakia
Saturday, 19th July, 2014
Mark and Margo den Houting have opened what they claim to be the first naturist campsite in Slovakia – Dobrá Lúka.They also offer accommodation in caravans, an apartment and a Gypsy wagon! There is a sauna and a heated above-ground pool: the well-equipped site has been developed around an ancient farm. The summer climate is generally hot.
Casa Panoramica, Andalucia
Monday, 14th July, 2014
Located in the Axarquía region, east of Malaga, Casa Panoramica is a Dutch-owned villa, with a ground floor apartment available for rent by the swimming pool. Five miles inland from the coast, but described as having stunning views, the accommodation is suitable for naturists. It is also handy for the Almanat bare beach on the outskirts of Torre del Mar. (World’s Best Nude Beaches page 120) Website translation by Google.
Château Rieutort, Languedoc-Roussillon
Saturday, 5th July, 2014
Château Rieutort is an elegant 18th century wine domain situated on the banks of the Herault River in Languedoc-Roussillon. Surrounded by a 2,5 ha park and 30 ha of its own vineyards; gites, bed and breakfast rooms and suites are on offer. There are two swimming pools with sunbathing terraces, one of which is for ‘naturists’.
Maison Africain, Algarve, Portugal
Thursday, 26th June, 2014
Dutch naturists, Dick and Helma, have lived in southern Portugal for 25 years. They are now offering B&B accommodation at their small nudist resort – Maison Africain – on the Algarve, 10 km to the north of the mountain village of Monchique. There are three ensuite bedrooms for guests, with more accommodation being developed. Not surprisingly, the rooms and bungalows have an Arabic feel. There are also facilities for pitching tents.
Camping Sangro, Abruzzo Region, Italy
Saturday, 24th May, 2014
Camping Sangro by the Adriatic coast at Torino di Sangro, in the Abruzzo region of central Italy, is offering a naturist season from 8 June to 20 July, 2014. A beach widely used for bare bathing is 3km from the campsite. Bungalows and mobile homes are available for those who prefer not to camp with their own equipment.
Apartamento Miró, Vera Playa, Almeria
Sunday, 4th May, 2014
Steve and Chris have been in touch to ask if we’d mention their one-bedroomed ground floor garden apartment on the Bahia de Vera naturist development, at Vera Playa. Apartamento Miró is fully equipped to cater for up to 3 holiday guests and is within easy walking distance of the famous bare beach at the resort. (World’s Best Nude Beaches page 124)
Costa Natura: enhanced booking arrangements
Friday, 11th April, 2014
New management at Costa Natura – the popular naturist resort on the Costa del Sol – have launched a website which for the first time allows holidaymakers to see and book individual apartments. Each available property has a comprehensive set of internal and external photographs, together with a description of the location within the resort. (World’s Best Nude Beaches page 118)
Oasis Village, Port Leucate, France
Monday, 7th April, 2014
Maryline and Simon offer a fully furnished two bedroom duplex apartment for four, in Oasis Naturist Village, 50 metres from the nude beach near Port Leucate. There are sea views from the accommodation; and a sunny balcony with table and chairs overlooking landscaped gardens. The family-friendly Mediterranean resort provides extensive naturist facilities. (World’s Best Nude Beaches page 162)
Liberté Bosquet Gites, Dordogne, France
Wednesday, 2nd April, 2014
Phil & Cyndi are offering self-contained naturist accommodation in their Liberté Cottage, situated in the Perigord-Limousin Regional Nature Park in the Northern Dordogne. There is a secluded garden and exclusive use of a private swimming pool. The property is three quarters of an hour away from each of the capital towns in the three surrounding départements - Périgueux in the Dordogne, Limoges in the Haute-Vienne and Brive in the Correze.
Camping FKK Auenweg, Kärnten, Austria
Saturday, 15th March, 2014
Opened in 2009, Camping Auenweg is located on the outskirts of the town of the same name near Klagenfurt, in the Kärnten region of Austria. With modern facilities, the naturist site is located alongside a small lake, which is used for swimming. (website in German only)
La Ferme des Iris Gite, nr Cognac, Poitou-Charentes
Wednesday, 12th March, 2014
A large naturist-friendly gite accommodating 6 – 12 people in the village of Sigogne, between Jarnac and Cognac. The owners of La Ferme des Iris have indicated in the French naturist press that they welcome naturist guests, so probably best to double check when booking. The attractive property and its extensive grounds is 50 miles from the coast.
Three naturist villas on Kefalonia
Monday, 10th March, 2014
An appealing group of three small villas – each with its own pool – are set on the hillside overlooking the sea at Ratzakli. They are between the resort of Skala and the fishing village of Katelios, on the south-east coast of Kefalonia. All are perfect for naturists according to the French-Greek family owners. Thetis has one bedroom and is suitable for 2-4 guests; whilst Galatee and Amphitrite both have two bedrooms with two bathrooms and are suitable for 4-6 guests. The images of Amphitrite (nos 16 & 17) illustrate visitors enjoying the terrace in the buff. Oh, and the naturist beach of Mouda is about 1,400 metres away.
Finca Natura: a new boutique naturist resort, Malaga
Monday, 3rd March, 2014
Andy and Corrine have been in touch to tell us about their new venture in Andalucia, southern Spain – 40 minutes from Malaga. Finca Natura is an intimate all-inclusive naturist property with three en-suite apartments, built around an attractive pool. There is also a jacuzzi, and stables with 5 horses, all set in 70 acres of private grounds. Meals and drinks are included in the price.
Le Mas d’Ayen Naturist Campsite, Périgord Limousin
Thursday, 20th February, 2014
A new Dutch-owned naturist campsite opened in 2013 at Ayen, 24km north-west of Brive la Gaillarde, in the Corrèze, or Périgord Limousin region. There are 25 pitches – all with electric hook-up – that can accommodate tents, caravans and motorhomes. A bar and restaurant are available and fresh bread is delivered daily. There is also an historic old gîte to be renovated in due course. (website available in Dutch and French only)
Forest Spa Breaks
Saturday, 8th February, 2014
Simon and Ruth offer naturist stays at The Forest Spa, at their home in the Wye Valley, Gloucestershire. The venue is Oak Lodge near Monmouth on the edge of the Forest of Dean and within the Wye Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Accommodation is available for a single night, or a longer break. Fine views can be enjoyed from the outdoor hot-tub, and day visits are also possible.
Domaine Naturiste Verdon Provence
Monday, 3rd February, 2014
The naturist campsite Domaine Naturiste Verdon Provence, situated between the village of Esparron-de-Verdon and the small town of Groux-les-Bains, in Provence, south-east France, has been in touch to advise it is under new ownership. The camping has a swimming pool, and also it’s own nude beach on Lake Esparron. The phone number listed in The World’s Best Nude Beaches has changed, and is now: +33-492-78-23-29.
24 naturist-friendly villas on Kefalonia
Thursday, 30th January, 2014
No sooner had we highlighted a holiday-villa company promoting properties suitable for naturists, than another one comes along. An emerging trend? This time on the beautiful Greek island of Kefalonia, Unique Villas, is offering 24 attractive naturist-friendly villas in their extensive portfolio.