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Nude Beaches in Australia

In the land down under many customs and traditions differ from those in other countries. The thought of clothing optional beaches makes some American’s blush with shyness but for others it’s an exciting adventure on a bucket list. Like bungee jumping or seeing Niagara Falls, some people welcome the opportunity to grin and bear it all at a nude beach. Thankfully Australia has an abundance of beaches suited for those who wish to remain unsuited. 

Sunland Holiday Village 

Sunland Holiday Village

This is the only ocean beach nudist retreat in Australia. Located between the coastal towns of Robe and Beachport, its 247 acres of bushland, sand dunes and sunny beachfront. Sunland Holiday Village offers family fun in a resort atmosphere with 45 camping sites for RV’s or tents. A club house is the gathering spot for morning coffee and drinks at sunset. Go fishing, swimming, play putting golf, take a hike, soak in the spa or sit in the sauna, there’s even a playground for the kids. But be forewarned, they will allow you to acclimate to being naked in public for two days and then complete nakedness is expected. 

Sunseekers Inc. Nudist Club

Sunseekers Inc. Nudist Club

Located in Western Australia, in Hovea, is the Sunseekers Inc. Nudist Club. This resort is within walking distance to the John Forrest National Park, but don’t forget your clothes if you walk there! The club is affiliated with the Australian Nudist Federation and the International Naturist Federation. Enjoy camping out or rent a chalet. Tennis, badminton, pool, darts, volleyball, table tennis and swimming are some of the activities offered. There is a toddler’s playground and adventure area, a kid’s club house and trampoline. A separate club house is available for teenagers. Everyone is welcome here; families, couples and singles. 

Lady Bay Beach

Lady Bay Beach

The oldest and most talked about nudist beach in Australia is Lady Bay Beach which is also referred to as Lady Jane Beach. Located near Watsons Bay, it’s one of over twenty legal nude beaches in Australia. With soft white sand and surrounded by rocky cliff faces, it’s a secluded area that gets busy on sunny days. All ages, races, men and women, straight and gay frequent this beach. And it’s okay to keep your swimsuit on here if you chicken out. 

Samurai Beach

Samurai Beach

Voted one of the best Australian Nudist Beaches is Samurai Beach. Located in New South Wales next to Tomaree National Park, the beach is surrounded by sand dunes, vegetation and rocky outcrops at each end. Expect sparkling blue water, dolphins playing and beautiful scenery. There is no toilet or snack bar located here so come prepared. In November, the Samurai Beach Resort hosts the annual Nude Olympics. 

Obelisk Beach

Obelisk Beach

Off the beaten path, not far from Sydney Harbor, is quiet, Obelisk Beach. Tranquil and calm this beach has not yet been discovered by hordes of tourists and remains a favorite beach for locals. Obelisk Beach is clothing optional but most people wear only their birthday suits. This beach is considered gay-friendly. The beach is mostly secluded but there are areas where prying eyes may get a peek. Consider yourself warned. 

Cobblers Beach 

Cobblers Beach

Located in Sydney Harbor National Park is famous Cobblers Beach. A painted canvas of gorgeous sky, blue water and bushland make for amazing sights. The annual Sydney Skinny Swim is held here in February and the beach is frequented by couples on the weekends. Pack a picnic, take your scuba gear, explore, swim or soak up some sun. You can let it all hang out at Cobblers beach. 

Warning!

All beaches in Australia are not legal clothing optional or nudist beaches. Just because you see people swimming in the buff does not mean it’s a legal area. You can take a chance but be prepared to do the time if you commit the crime. Check local laws prior to stripping on any beach. 

 
Article author: Nicole Jummer

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