The World’s Top Ten Nude Beaches

Author: , October 30th, 2014

beachARE you a fan of getting an all-over tan? Then you need to put these best nude beaches from around the world on your bucket list. According to Fiona Hunt, managing director of Adventure World, getting buff in the buff is a hot travel trend, with many of the beaches below offering opportunities to work out via activities such as beach volleyball or fitness classes.

Don’t giggle. The Greek word “gymnos”, which coined the term gymnasium, means “naked.” In Ancient Greece athletes competed nude because it encouraged aesthetic appreciation of the human body. So there!

Here are the world’s top sandy spots to indulge in the latest exercise craze …

1. Playa las Suecas — Contadora Island, Panama: Located on Contadora Island, Playa de las Suecas is the only place in Panama you are officially allowed to be completely nude. Perfect for buff beach walks.

By Alana House – Full Story at the Daily Telegraph

Passport Magazine’s Best Beaches

Author: , December 23rd, 2011

Top 10 BeachesFrom the idyllic white sands and sensuous turquoise waters of Bora Bora to the windswept grandeur of the rocky coast of Wales, the world’s beaches are a source of inspiration and solace, recreation and relaxation. For many, the beach is a direct lifeline to the planet, providing a sense of wonder and appreciation for the beauty and power of the great oceans that surround and sustain us. For others, the beach is that happy place of childhood memories, teenage desires, and adulthood escapes. Whatever the beach means to you, we hope you enjoy our 25 choices for the best beaches in the world.

L’ESPIGUETTE BEACH, AIGUES-MORTES, FRANCE

In stark contrast to the fashionable and manicured beaches of Cannes, Nice, and Saint-Tropez are the wild and windswept beaches of Languedoc-Roussillon. Instead of the superficial hype of playboys and attention-seeking starlets, here you’ll find natural beauty on what’s considered to be one of France’s best gay beaches. Close to the stunning fortified town of Aigues-Mortes, and 40 minutes by car from Montpellier, Plage de l’Espiguette extends for over six miles so you’re guaranteed to find a quiet spot. Remote and unpretentious, l’Espiguette has few amenities besides the occasional drinks seller–be sure to bring a beach towel, parasol, and bottled water. Other than Phare de l’Espiguette, a towering lighthouse that dates to 1869, there are no buildings in sight, so you get a genuine sense of having escaped the world.

Beyond the beach are miles of sand dunes, salt flats, and a nature reserve where you might spy flamingos or wild Camargue horses. Should you have a sudden urge to reconnect with humanity…there inevitably is some cruising in those dunes. Popular with a predominantly French crowd, from slender young mecs to the more mature, it’s a seven-km drive south from the town of Grau-du-Roi along Route de l’Espiguette. From the carpark, turn left and walk for approximately 20 minutes along the beach to the gay section. L’Espiguette is mixed, but the farther you walk from the carpark the more nude and more gay it becomes–whether or not you pack your Speedos is up to you.

Full Story from Passport Magazine

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