The very thought ofÂ Â topless beaches gives many people the shakes. For others, it is a natural occurrence. If you are comfortable in your own skin, they argue, why not head out in just that skin? Read this article by Liz Boudreau for more insight.
By Liz Boudreau
The very thought of heading for aÂ topless beaches gives many people the shakes. For others, it is a natural occurrence and a natural consideration. If you are comfortable in your own skin, they argue, why not head out in just that skin?
There are a variety of things to consider when choosing topless beaches. Many experts say location is one factor, as you probably want some measure of privacy (and mostÂ topless beaches offer this). Other factors to consider are the age range of people who visitÂ a nude Â beach (you will likely want to be with a group around your own age) and other factors that really have to do more with your own comfort level.
If you are considering heading toÂ nude beaches, why not head for the best? Here is a list of the top 5Â topless beaches, as chosen by travelerminds.
1.) Montalivet, France. This area is called the international birthplace of the naturalist movement. At this topless beaches resort, you can camp (most popular) or stay in one of the 172 bungalows. This is a family resort, so if it is in your comfort level to include the kids, you won’t be the only ones. This resort features a wide variety of classes that range from soccer to yoga and everything includes the whole family. This gives new meaning to the term ‘au naturel’!
2.) Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Famous for its many topless beaches resorts, this area of Jamaica also includes the Couples Resort, which is an excellent start for new nudists. The resort itself it not a nudist resort, but there is a beach just offshore that is for nudists. FeaturingÂ pristine beaches, private cozy nooks all around, and a cabana bar, this island is private and safe, making newbies feel comfortable in their newly-exposed skin.
3.) Wreck Island, British Columbia. This 4-mile stretch of beach is so named because a huge wrecked sea vessel once inhabited the sand. At these friendly topless beaches, you can enjoy the nesting area of the bald eagles, while knowing that civilization is just a few steps away (the University of British Columbia is just a few hundred steps above the beach). One of the most lively parts of these beaches is Vendor’s Row, where you can shop (in the nude) for souvenirs, handmade items, and other goodies (including sunscreen, which you will need in abundance).
4.) Samurai Beach, Australia. Located in Port Stephens, this topless beach backs up to the clothing-optional Bardot’s resort. At the topless beaches, you can enjoy nude volleyball, Frisbee, and tug of war. This is the spot of the famous Nude Olympics, which are held each year. Events include Nude Surfing, Nude Beach Girl and Guy Competition, and Nude Torch Relay.
5.) Hedonism II, Jamaica. Yes, laid-back Jamaica can claim 2 of the top 5Â topless beaches. At this clothing-optional resort, expect a good party. There’s nude swimming, sunbathing and volleyball, as well as what the resort calls a lush garden of playful passion. Designed for playful couples and singles, the resort features a big party scene, lots of lush and delicious food, and a nude good time all around.
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