You know it's true: nothing on this Earth feels better than hitting the ocean wearing nothin' but your birthday suit. But why are Americans so shy about swimming in the buff, and why are European nudist beaches so darn crowded? The only answer, it seems, is to veer off Europe's beaten path to the continent's secret nudie paradises.
American exceptionalism may have gotten us to the moon and back, but when it comes to actually mooning each other you know, on the beachwe're not exactly world-beaters. Europe, by contrast, is in a completely different league when it comes to shoreline skinny-dipping. Maybe it's their permissive attitude toward public nudity.
You know what they say about when in Rome? Now that you know everyone wants to avoid tan lines, check out these Top 5 Nude Beaches in Europe. Beach chairs, umbrellas, snack bar, and snorkeling make this one of the top nude beaches in Greece.
News inspiration Top 10 best nudist beaches in Europe: video and pictures. Nude is bang on trend this summer. But we're not talking about nude heels or handbags; we're talking about ditching your clothes and opting for a "nakation". Nervous about bearing it all but fancy giving it a go?
Best Beaches. Facebook Twitter Email. CNN — Although still taboo in many places, casting aside your clothes at the shore has become a customary practice around the world in recent times.
By James Martin. The naked body both confounds and amazes us—seen as both a sign of evil by Puritans and an expression of grace by artists. Europeans, however, don't view the human body as sinful.
The social and health benefits of going nude have long been preached by proponents of naturism: uninhibited movement, stress reduction, respect and tolerance for others and increased confidence and self-acceptance. Brits are known for being uptight, but it might be time to change that. So why not give it a go?
THIS weekend may have been a washout, but the heatwave will soon be back on. This is where holidaymakers can strip off and go skinny dipping this summer without raising any eyebrows at all, based on TripAdvisor reviews. Patara is situated on the Turkish Riviera and is an unofficial nudist spot - but you should be OK to go naked here.