I was headed on vacation with my husband to a town with a nude beach for a week, and I decided we absolutely must visit it no matter how uncomfortable the idea made me. My sweet husband wasn't crazy about the idea, but being the supportive guy he is, he got on board. There is a swirl of reasons I was attracted to the idea of a nude beach. Last year, when I turned 30, I went on a celebratory bikini walk — it was the only time I had ever worn a bikini out, and it ended up being pretty liberating. If only there were a way to bottle up that feeling of enjoying what you have while you have it to give to younger women.
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As recently as it was illegal to even wear a bikini on an Australian beach. Nowadays, the laws are slightly less stringent, but nonetheless still somewhat conservative so it's a good idea to know where, when and how it's OK to shed your swimwear and sunbathe nude. Read on to find the best nude beaches in Australia. Some beaches allow topless bathing but women may still be asked to cover their breasts — this doesn't apply to men who can bare their chest anywhere. It's technically not illegal to sunbathe topless but local councils each have their own take so it's generally up to the individual to decide whether they think it's acceptable or not. Or ask a lifeguard. If you want to get rid of those tan lines, the best way to stay within the law and out of the way of unwanted attention is to stretch out your towel on one of Australia's certified nudist beaches and bays. A 5-minute walk from Camp Cove there are steps down to the sheltered bay where mostly men, but also some women can be found tanning their hides in this relaxed and quiet bay. You can bear all at Lady Bay nudist beach, Sydney.
If there's one problem with nude beaches, it's that you can't control who actually takes off their clothes. Also, sand gets everywhere. As we've already shared our favorite nude beaches in the US and then, again, in the Bay Area and outlined the rules of nudist resorts , here's our list of the 15 most sizzling seaside spots around the globe to soak up the sun, au naturel. Corniglia, Italy This small shoreline's a far cry from the Riviera's tourist-packed beaches, but well worth the short trek through a pitch-black tunnel don't forget a flashlight in the mountainous Cinque Terre region. You'll be rewarded with an isolated beach populated by naked Italians.
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