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Dr. Leisure's Top  International Nude Beaches (clothing optional)



 
 
  1. Cap d'Agde, France. Once a small naturist campground in 1956 is today a naturist city and model for international developers.
  2. Negril Beach, Jamaica. Six miles of superb white sand beaches.
  3. Mykonos, Greece Greek
  4. Brighton Beach, England  England
  5. Praia Brava, Brazil  Brazil
  6. Lady Jane Beache, Sydney, Australia. Australia
  7. Haulover Beach, City of Miami Beach, Florida, U.S. [Directions] Under the jurisdiction of the Dade Country Recreation Department this has to be the number one clothing optional beach on the mainland (Hawaiian way of referring to continental states.)  Ease of access (parking lot across the street), proximity to accommodations, presence of lifeguards all contribute to making this the number one clothing optional beach in the USA.
  8. Wreck Beach, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [Directions] Another sanctioned clothing optional beach under the auspices of Greater Vancouver Regional Authority. An incredible beach to experience. The main shortcoming is the short season related to its geographic position.
  9. Sandy Hook, Gateway National Recreation Area, New Jersey, U.S. [Directions] Part of a National Recreation Area administered by the National Park Service this facility operates in sharp contrast to the what is happening in Hawaii at Kaloko-Honokohau Beach also administered by the National Park Service.
  10. Little Beach, Maui, Hawaii, U.S.  [Directions] The fact of the matter is that Little Beach will always be Dr. Leisure's personal choice as the number one clothing optional beach in the world.

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    Check out Dr Leisure's International Page for information on nude beaches in Germany, England, Greek Islands, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Italy, Norway, French West Indies, and Russia.
     

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    THE TRAVEL CHANNELS TOP TEN INTERNATIONAL NUDE BEACHES (in reverse order)

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    10  Little Beach
    Location: Maui, Hawaii
    What’s Cool: Souvenir paintings of the beach by Dr. Leisure
     
    9 Red, White and Blue Beach
    Location: Santa Cruz, California
    What’s Cool: Nudity is allowed from the parking lot to the beach
     
     8 Haulover Beach
    Location: Florida
    What’s Cool: Participating in organized events, such as "Nude New Year’s"
     
    7  Red Beach
    Location: Crete, Greece
    What’s Cool: Hiking the beach’s rocky outcrops
     
    6  Praia do Pinho
    Location: Brazil
    What’s Cool: Less-developed and more pristine than nearby beaches
     
    5  Hedonism II
    Location: Negril, Jamaica
    What’s Cool: Anything-goes toga party on Thursday nights
     
    4  Samurai Beach
    Location: Australia
    What’s Cool: The annual Nude Olympics
     
    3  Wreck Beach
    Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
    What’s Cool: Browsing hand-made crafts on Vendors' Row
     
    2 Ocho Rios
    Location: Jamaica
    What’s Cool: Sipping on a well-dressed tropical drink in the buff
     
    1 Montalivet
    Location: France
    What’s Cool: Taking an au naturel sculpture class

     
     
     
     


    Where's the beach??? That and similar questions regarding nude beaches, resorts or hot springs are best answered by checking out the following sources.



    Cover World Guide The most comprehensive guide to nude beaches and recreation is Lee Baxandall's World Guide to Nude Beaches and Resorts available from Amazon.com.  Just click on the cover illustration or title to order at a good price. Other useful guides are listed further down the page. If Dr. Leisure has a question about a nude beach this is where he starts to look for the answer.
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    Cover Canadian Nude Beaches  Another source for information on nude beaches in Canada is the Clothing Optional Beaches in Canada page of the Federation of Canadian Naturists web site. Click the highlighted page to link to that site. The Federation also publishes a guide The Canadian Guide to Naturist Resorts & Beaches by Paul Ritchi, David Basford, Stephane Deschenes, and Paul Rapoport. Click on the title or the cover picture to order this book from Amazon.com. It's 98 spiral bound pages make it the most comprehensive listing for Canada. The 1998 edition will no doubt be a collectors item. As new updated editions become available Dr. Leisure will keep you posted.

    California's Nude Beaches

    If you are interested in nude beaches in California the best source is the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Every June they publish the most complete listing that Dr. Leisure is aware. They also publish this on the internet at www.sfbayguardian.com/Nude/. Check them out.

    Guide Available

       Available now is the twentieth edition of the North American Guide to Nude Recreation; The Most Comprehensive Listing of Nude Recreation Resorts and Clubs.  Order today from Amazon.com (click the title) and receive your copy soon. This guide is published by the American Association of Nude Recreation, the preeminent nudist association in the United States. The Guide lists and characterizes the clubs associated with the Association. A must have for the serious or potentially serious nudist.
     
     

    GAY MAN LOOKING FOR NUDE RECREATION?   Dr. Leisure has just become aware of the book Naked Places,  Guide for Gay Men to Nude Recreation and Travel by Michael Boyd. Available from Amazon.com for $18.95 it appears to be just the ticket for the gay man. There are 375 listings for nude beaches, hot springs, and other natural areas across the globe popular with gay men. Some 250 resorts are profiled. Check it out by clicking on the title. Dr. Leisure has personally reviewed this book and found that with regard to Michaels observation of nude beaches they are consistent with those of Dr. Leisure. Keep up the good effort Michael.
     

    SOME HOT SPRINGS GUIDES:  These are some of the guides Dr. Leisure recommends. Clearly hot springs are best enjoyed nude!  All these titles are available from Amazon.com. Click on the title or cover illustration to order direct from Amazon.com.

    Hot Springs Cover  A personal favorite with Dr. Leisure. Used exclusively when Dr. Leisure is motoring around the mainland.
    Hot Springs and Hot Pools of the Northwest by Marjorie Gersh-Young   $18.95 or less from Amazon.com click on the title or cover illustration.

    Hot Springs Cover The companion to the Northwest.  Dr. Leisure suggests having the set!
    Hot Springs and Hot Pools of the Southwest by Marjorie Gersh-Young    $18.95  from Amazon. com, click on the title or cover illustration.

    Hot Springs CoverGreat Hot Springs of the West: Arizona California Colorado Montana Idaho Nevada New Mexico Oregon Utah Washington Wyoming by Bill Kaysing and Ruth Kaysing  $16.95 or less from Amazon.com. Click on the title or the cover illustration to order.
     

    Cover Dr Leisure Vol II  If you are interested in what happens at a nude beach, hot spring or nude resort you may want to check out Dr. Leisure latest.: The Mostly True Life Adventures of Dr. Leisure - Volume II.
     
     

    Check out Dr Leisure's International Page for information on nude beaches in Germany, England, Greek Islands, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Italy, Norway, French West Indies, and Russia.
     

    Dr Leisure is now affiliated and linked to Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.de as well as Amazon.com. Check them out by clicking the respective links.




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