European Nude Beaches and Clothing-Optional Resorts

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••• Nude beach in Maspalomas, Spain. Atlantide Phototravel / Getty Images

For generations sophisticated Europeans have enjoyed topless and bottomless vacations. In fact, you may find it more of a challenge to find a beach where everyone is dressed than a nude beach.

According to South France Guide, "They say you cannot go further than two miles along the French Mediterranean coast without seeing nudists. If the weather is warm, just try the beaches between resort beaches, and you're bound to find naturism.

Or ask in the local tourist office for "La Plage Naturiste."

France Nude Beaches

Cap d'Agde
Explore the largest nudist resort in France. From About.com's France for Visitors Guide.

Cote d'Azur and Corsica
Nudist resorts in these areas.

Languedoc
Another page of recommendations from South France Guide, which which suggests: "Going from west to east on the Michelin map, try the beaches to the east of the following villages: Torreilles Plage, Leucate Plage, Port La Nouvelle; Gruissan Plage (to the west only), St Pierre sur Mer; Marseillan Plage; Port Camargue (by the lighthouse), Stes Maries de la Mer; Cap Croisette; Heyeres-Plage; Ile de Levant (by ferry from le Lavendou, St Aygulf; and Plage de Tahiti, near St. Tropez."

Great Britain Nude Beaches

Great Britain
"Naturist" beaches in the United Kingdom.

Greece Nude Beaches

Greece
Nude beaches in the Greek Islands, from About.com's Greece for Visitors Guide.

Italy Nude Beaches

Santa Maria Beach at Forte dei Marmi in Tuscany
One of the top ten topless beaches in the world. From About.com's Italy for Visitors Guide.

Norway Nude Beaches

Norway
Brrr. Clothing-free beaches around this Nordic nation.

Spain Nude Beaches

Ibiza
There are many topless and nude beaches in this part of Spain.

Spain
A holiday village on Costa del Sol.

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