Countries Where You Can Sunbathe Nude

Sunbathe Nude

Despite travel restrictions last year, there were many Google searches made globally in the last 12 months for ‘nude beaches’, ‘nude resorts’ and ‘sunbathe nude’. The majority of those searches were made by the USA, UK, Canada and Australia. 

It is generally not appropriate to sunbathe nude in public places where others may be present, as it can offend or disturb other people. Nude sunbathing is typically only acceptable at designated clothing-optional or nude beaches, or at private residence where the owner has given permission. It is important to be respectful of local laws and cultural norms when it comes to clothing and public nudity. In some places, public nudity is illegal and can result in fines or other legal penalties.

Nude sunbathing is generally more accepted in some countries than in others. In general, countries in Europe tend to be more accepting of public nudity, and there are many designated nude beaches and resorts in these countries. Some examples of countries where nude sunbathing is more accepted include:

  • France
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Croatia
  • Greece

Here you can find A Guide to Topless and Nude Sunbathing in the USA

The 29 countries laws that are ambiguous or contradictory, or where there are very limited places to naked sunbathe – these places will require a bit more research before taking off your swimsuit. For example, in Tunisia topless sunbathing is deemed OK in some private hotels and resorts but is generally unacceptable on public beaches. Or, in Costa Rica, whilst public nudity is technically illegal, there are unofficial naturist resorts and beaches. 

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