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What is the Point of a Nude Beach Anyway?

Travelers Today       By    Vianca Mercado

Updated: Aug 12, 2014 02:29 PM EDT

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Have you ever seen someone walking the street wearing nude colored clothing and think, "Oh my goodness! Is he or she naked?"  More times than not, the person is not actually naked. (Hopefully)

However, when visiting certain beaches around the world, without research, you will be surprised at how many of these beaches belong to nudist resorts!

What is so cool about being naked and laying on the beach? 

Of course, the full body tan would look AMAZING, and being naked is rather comfortable, but what if sand gets in places where it is not welcomed? (if you know what I mean) Is it worth it?

Nudists believe that the human body is beautiful. They feel no shame in their bare skin, and so they do not care about showing all loose, tight, or wrinkly parts of their body.

For that, they get a lot of respect! 

Below is a list of 5 top nudists beaches/resorts across the world and in the U.S. Not a fan of being naked in public? You can always travel to these judgement free zones to try it for yourself or know you have a list of where NOT to go.  

Montalivet, France

Le Centre Helio Montalivet is said to be the birthplace of the international naturist movement. It was back in the 1950s that different areas of France began to accommodate nudists with safe and legal areas to call their own.

Not only is this place great for sunbathing completely naked, you can go camping and enjoy a nice hike the way nature has always intended it! - you guessed it, NAKED!

Samurai Beach, Australia

This resort is only two and a half hours north of Sydney and is said to be the perfect escape place from all reality.

Ever heard of the Nude Olympics? (Me neither) The Aussies have the most sport-oriented nude beach in the world - And now, every November you can have the opportunity to join the sporty, nudist resort!

Santa Cruz, California

You can be naked, leave your house, and stay inside the United States, ALL AT THE SAME TIME!

Santa Cruz is a very open-minded state. The Red, White and Blue beach is also privately owned, so guests may be as naked or as fully clothed as they wish.

Sandy Hook, New Jersey

Gunnison Beach has welcomed nudists from all over the world for many years. (Even before it became "Clothing-Optional."

The beach's most popular landmark is the remarkable Sandy Hook lighthouse, which offers a beautiful view of lower Manhattan. Ever plan on making a Jersey Shore vacation? Kill two birds with one stone - strip down for Gunnison Beach!

Crete, Greece

Visiting Greece is definitely a trip planned for those who want to experience true luxury! Now is the time to be extremely fancy while being completely in the nude!

When visiting the Red Beach, visitors are allowed to walk in the nude at all times except when eating in the dining room. (DUH)

It has been said by other tourists that Crete is decorated with cliffs, charming cottages, and of course, beautiful water. Need something better? - Having the ancient ruins as the backdrop will definitely leave you in awe and your fellow travelers is awe!

There is nothing wrong with being part of nudist beach. It is practically admirable. But, is this becoming more of trend rather than a lifestyle?  Most resorts or beaches are clothing optional, but who honestly can resist the option of being naked?

Is saying, "I'm a nudist" a declaration of self beliefs or just a declaration of the latest fashion? You decide!

See Now: The U.S. had the highest number of Most Wanted properties, dominating the Hotels.com Loved By Guests Awards 2018

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