The beach should be the ultimate place to relax on a summer vacation. There is nothing better than lying back on the sands for a good tan – perhaps an all-over tan. Naturists are always on the lookout for great nude beaches, especially when booking foreign holidays. This doesn’t just mean secluded coves, it also means resorts and stretches where beach users can wear as much or as little as they please. There are some great beaches across the Mediterranean that can cater for nudist needs. Just be aware that some countries are a little more open to the idea of naturist destinations than others. Here are some of the best nude beaches in the Mediterranean that you should visit at least once :
Plage de Tahiti – Saint-Tropez, France :
When the nudist culture gained a little more interest in France in the 1960s, many turned to Saint-Tropez. This popular destination welcomed nude bathers and continues to do so. Today, many continue to flock to the white shores of Plage de Tahiti. It is a short drive from central Saint-Tropez but offers the same great views and experiences as the rest of the French Riviera resort
Plage Linguizzetta – Corsica, France :
Plage Linguizzetta in Corsica is a great choice for nudists that want to spend their holidays with like-minded people. Here, there is no need to travel far out of town to find a suitable spot. Instead, this is more of a naturist-friendly resort. This beach is close to campsites, so is ideal for some early morning swimming or sunbathing.
Playa d’Es Cavallet – Ibiza, Spain :
Moving around the Mediterranean to Spain, some of the best nude beaches are actually found in the Spanish Islands. Ibiza is an island with something for everyone. Some come to relax, while others come to party. Playa d’Es Cavallet caters to the nudist crowd pretty well and has done since 1978. There is even the chance of a celebrity spot at La Escollera or El Chiringuito but just remember the no cameras rule.
Es Trenc – Mallorca, Spain :
Mallorca is one of the top Spanish beach destinations – nudist or not. The great thing about Es Trenc is that there is plenty of space for everyone. There are 3km of white sands and dunes overlooking Mallorca’s coast so it feels like any other top beach location. It also just a short trip from Palma, so is not hard to find.
Paradise Beach – Mykonos, Greece :
Next, we travel over to nude destinations in Greece. This is a beach that deserves its name if you are part of the naturist community. This site has been dedicated to nude pursuits longer than anywhere else on Mykonos. As a result, there are popular established bars and other entertainment facilities on hand for an even better experience. Nude bathers can spend a long time catching up with old friends over a drink.
Red Beach – Crete, Greece :
Red Beach is one of those areas that all beach lovers want to head to. The red sands, stunning cliffs, and cozy location are beautiful in the summer sun. The good news for nudists is that they got there first. This is, therefore, the ideal spot for those staying in Matala that want the very best in naturist destinations.
Mirtiotissa Beach – Corfu, Greece :
This spot is classed as the official nude beach of Corfu, yet is still a little more secluded and tucked away than some of the other beaches in this list. It lies in a small cove between Pelekas and Glyfada. There are three sections to the beach. Naturists tend to stay to the left or right, allowing clothed bathers to enjoy the middle section in peace.
Acquarilli Beach – Tuscany, Italy :
We can’t really leave Italy out of a list of naturist beaches in a Mediterranean guide. Yet, nudist colonies and naked sunbathing aren’t as common here. This means that it is a little harder to find beaches. One exception to the rule is this 300-meter-stretch of black sand and pebbles in Capo Pini. It isn’t as accessible as other beaches in this list, but worth the trip.
Valalta Rovinj, Croatia :
Finally, Valalta doesn’t just have a great nudist beach, it has a great naturist resort. The local tourist board knows how to look after its clientele here. Visitors to this creation destination can laze on the sand, take a drink at the swim-up bar or explore the on-site brewery. This is, therefore, a great option for those after a wider holiday experience in a new location.