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As Forrest Gump might have said, "Nude beaches are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get." Luckily there are an assortment of nude beaches world wide that can deliver scenic views and luxury resort treatments while also providing a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
10. Little Beach - Maui, Hawaii
Amidst high shrubs and volcanic rocks is Little Beach, an isolated retreat also known as Maui's "unofficial clothing-optional beach," according to Travel Channel. Although nude sunbathing is illegal in Hawaii, the law hasn’t been enforced in Little Beach for years.
9. Ochos Rios, Jamaica
Described by Ask Men as a nude beach meant for couples, Jamaica’s Ochos Rios offers idyllic views as well as private islands.
8.Red Beach - Crete, Greece
Red Beach became famous in 1968 when hippies flocked from across Europe to bask in the free love and tolerance that the beach is known for. Visitors can remain nude everywhere except the dining room.
7.Haulover Beach, Florida
North of Miami, Haulover Beach is a nudist paradise that is actually run by the local government. The South Florida Free Beach Associated has made it possible for this natuist’s dream to have certified lifeguards and organized group activities.
6. Praia Do Pinho - Cambori, Brazil
Praia Do Pinho opened in 1987 as Brazil’s first nude beach in the southern state of Santa Catarina. Visitors make a point of saying that “clothing is not an option” even though the beach is officially clothing-optional.
5. Hedonism II - Negril, Jamaica
Hedonism II is a 7-mile long beach of white sand that is perfect for couples and singles. The beach is divided into “nude” and “prude” sections although clothing is optional throughout the entire resort.
4. Red, White and Blue Beach - Santa Cruz, California
This patriotically-named beach is privately owned which means visitors have much more freedom than regular nudist beaches. Guests are also encouraged to camp on the beach overnight.
3. Samurai Beach, Australia
Samurai Beach is known for its sports-oriented atmosphere. Guests can partake in activities such as relays, frisbee, and surfing. The location even hosts the annual Nude Olympics every November.
2. Wreck Beach - Vancouver, BC, Canada
A well-known hangout for students from the University of British Columbia, this 3-mile-long beach is located just a couple hundred feet from the campus. Wreck Beach also boasts a stretch of shopping stands known as Vendors Row.
1. Montalivet Beach, France
The top spot goes to France’s Montalivet Beach which is known as the birthplace of the naturist movement. The beach has a family-friendly atmosphere and is home to more than 1,800 camp sites, 172 bungalows, as well as shops and organized activities. Montalivet was founded in 1950 on France’s Atlantic Coast and is a legal setting to experience an authentic nudist beach.