The Meandering Naturists Guide for Where to Get Naked in the World

My wife first visited a nude beach with a friend while in college. We didn’t meet one another until a couple years later, at which point naturism, or more specifically – naturist travel – became an integral part of our relationship. When our children were young, we grew frustrated while looking for family-friendly naturist places in the United States, so we saved like crazy and headed for France to discover the ultimate in family naturism. (In that case, a place called La Jenny) Our kids are grown now, but we’re always eager to add another star to our naturist travel map. (Click on the image below to go to our interactive Naked Places Google map.)

We have grown particularly perplexed in trying to figure out naturist travel in America. Some people confuse naturist places with clubs and resorts that encourage/allow “Life-stylers” (swingers and other friends with benefits), while other nudist resorts have evolved into time-worn campgrounds with few amenities for those seeking an active vacation. This blog exists to help seasoned and would-be naturists locate your favorite naked place that’s in alignment for whatever it is you think you’re looking for (even if that’s not what we’re looking for). Life is too short to spend time and money and an ill-fated nakation.

This is most definitely a work in progress. Even though this blog is over eight years old with over 150 posts, I’ve just recently started going back to standardize trip reports and reviews so they all look and feel the same. In the meantime, I’m also reorganizing our trip reviews by geographical region, as delineated below. (Just to mix things up a bit!) Check back frequently as links “go live!” On Mondays, I publish a report about a naked place in the United States, and Wednesday, I choose an international destination. If I can keep up with two posts a week, it’ll take a year and a half to completely catch up with reports about all the places we have visited. We’ll see how that goes! 😳


This is a replication of the master list that populates the NAKED PLACES tab on the main menu at the top of each page. My original intend was to attempt to complete one region at a time, but have found it more interesting in the meantime to post review and reflections on sort of a rotating basis, gradually working our way around the planet in repeating cycles.

The menu itself is broken down like this:

  • Asia: To date, that includes Thailand, Bali, and the Philippines, though so far, we’ve only made it to the first of the three.
  • Australia: We did the east coast of Australia in 2016, but we’re eager to return now that we know Brandon from GET NAKED AUSTRALIA.
  • Europe: Documenting our travels there is a big undertaking, as that represents most of our involvement in naturism. You will see that menu is broken down by country
  • North America: This section is similarly broken down into five sections: Canada, Mexico, then Eastern (the east coast), Western the west coast, and Middle America. Generally speaking, we defined “Middle America” as any state that doesn’t actually touch the Pacific or Atlantic Ocean, with east coast honorary status to Vermont and Pennsylvania as both are considered by most as part of the Northeast. Hope that makes sense!
  • South America: There’s amazing few opportunities for naturism in this part of the world, with a few notable exceptions in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.
  • South Africa: The only organist naturist places we know of in Africa are all in the country of South Africa, but our visits there have been well worth the effort.
  • The Caribbean: For now we are using this section to fold in Central America as well, with some duplication for posts about Mexico that are on that side of the continent. Hoping one day there’ll be a section specifically dedicated to Central America, but at present, those opportunities are remarkably few.

In time, each of these sections will have an introduction page of their own, listing the naked places that reside within, but I thought it better to actually create the content before populated these individual pages. In the meantime, simply use the dropdown menu at the top of the page where do reports will appear as they are published.

Or… you can always simply search for a place by keyword that we’ve already blogged about over the past decade by using the tool below:

Have questions about naturist travel? Ask Naturist Dan. Or maybe you have a suggestion for a naked place we haven’t found yet? Click through and Say Hello. We simply want to support the campaign for normalizing naturism and social nudity, and hope these pages will make at least small contribution to that end.

Bon voyage!