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El Mago, Majorca Close to Magauluf, Playa El
Mago is Majorca's first official nude beach. A small crystal-clear
bay with golden sands and rocky outcrops, it is surrounded
by shady pine trees. There is an open air bar too. Playa
El Mago is close to the family-friendly beaches of Portals
Crete, Greece Also known as Gliko Nero, this
beautiful stretch gets its name from the springs of water
that bubble under the stones at the back of the beach.
It's a laid-back pebble-strewn beach with a hippieish
vibe about 25km (40 miles) from Chania. Getting there
is a bit of a trek - it's accessible only by boat or foot
from Loutro village. A towering cliff adds to the dramatic
setting and reflects the sun back onto the beach making
this a veritable sun trap. There is a taverna at the western
end of the beach where boats from Loutro and Chora Sfakia
Beach, Skiathos, Greece Another Grecian gem -
three nude beaches at the southwestern tip of Skiathos
Island. Thirty minutes from Skiathos town, it is a beautiful
crescent-shaped, golden-sanded spot lapped by the clear
waters of the Aegean Sea. The beach is shaded at the back,
a small taverna sells light snacks and there are umbrellas
and loungers for hire. From the beach there are views
of the Pelion and dolphins can often be seen frolicking
in the waters. The fish milling around in the shallow
waters will take bread straight from your hand.
Sylt,Germany The island of Sylt, one of the Frisian
Islands in the North Sea, is known as Germany's St Tropez.
Smart Germans flock here in July and August to top up
their all-over tans, see and be seen. The island is connected
to the mainland by a causeway. It's a charming with thatched-roof
houses, red-and-white striped lighthouses, and, on the
beaches, Strandkoerbe (distinctive shell-shaped sun loungers).
The west coast of the island is given over to wide white-sand
beaches. Buhne 16 is the most tolerant nude beach.
On the Istrian peninsula, 8km (5 miles) from
the city of Rovinj, Valalta has 3km (2 miles) of Blue
Flag beaches and secluded coves. There is a naturist settlement
nearby with a sea-water swimming pool and olive-tree and
vine lined green spaces.
Beach,Miami Only the north side of Haulover Beach
is clothing optional, but this is where up to 85 per cent
of the beach goers congregate. Located between the cities
of Bal Harbour and Sunny Isles, the beach is not exactly
wilderness. There are barbecue grills, food and drink
stands and showers. For a break from sunbathing there
are volleyball games and surfing contests.
Beach, Vancouver, Canada Take the steep sylvan
trail down to Vancouver's only clothing optional beach.
Located between Locarno Beach and the endowment lands
of the University of British Columbia, Wreck Beach is
almost 8km (5 miles) of pristine wilderness in the city.
A volunteer organisation ensures it stays that way. Beach
goers are a mix of university students, families and committed
bare bathers. Beach vendors sell everything from sun block
to buffalo burgers.
Beach,Australia At Port Stephens in New South
Wales, Samurai Beach is 1km long. Situated by Tomaree
National Park, the beach is protected by dense greenery
and sand dunes and marked by rocky outcrops at either
end. Dolphins swim off the coast in the sparkling blue
waters. There are no snack bars or toilets; this is a
slice of natural Australia.
Montalivet,France There are two nude
beaches at Montalivet on the Atlantic Coast of France,
to the north and south of the main town. The northern
beach is beside the Euronat resort while the southern
beach is adjacent to the CHM Montalivet resort, the birthplace
of the international naturist movement.
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