The Best Nudist Beaches in Australia. Add to Plan. We uncover the top strips of sand to strip off your top, bare all on the best beaches to bare all and reveal the stark truth of getting starkers — no ifs, butts or maybes. If you want to swap your bathing suit for your birthday suit and not get arrested for it , check out these nine naturist beaches around Australia. Maslin Beach, Adelaide Natural Feature. More Info. Open In Google Maps. Maslin Beach, South Australia, , Australia. View menu. Visit website.
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Carmela is a journalist from London. Last Updated on May 28, Sunnyside North Beach is one of the top nudist spots in Melbourne. The beach draws an entirely nudist crowd, so leave all inhibitions at home. Cow Bay in Queensland is a private beach hidden by a dense rainforest. Unfortunately, nude beaches are illegal in Queensland, so you run the risk of being fined if the police catch you. Cobblers Beach in Sydney is best known for the Sydney Skinny which is a naked swimming race that takes place annually in February. During the rest of the year, the beach draws a chill crowd who come to swim and sunbathe, with or without their swimwear. Alexandria Bay is located on the coast of the Noosa National Park.
Australia has a bevy of beautiful nudist beaches. You probably knew to avoid your local stretch of nudey rudey sand as a kid, but now that we're all getting a little older and wiser, an afternoon spent sunning yourself covered in SPF, obvs in your birthday suit actually sounds like bliss. If it will be your first jaunt on a clothing-optional beach and you're worried about "the rules", just use your common sense: disrobe at your leisure, don't take photos that include other people , don't wander outside the nudey parameters, be respectful don't stare , take your rubbish with you, and don't get sexual. The legality of each beach varies with the state and council, but Queensland is the only state without a legal nude beach. If you stick to the five below as recommended by Lonely Planet , you're unlikely to have any problems. View On One Page.
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.