10 Nude Beaches to Celebrate International Nude Day
Francophiles will recognize it as Bastille Day, France’s national holiday that commemorates the storming of the Bastille in 1789, a turning point in the French Revolution.
However, elsewhere in the world, other people will be celebrating International Nude Day.
The holiday seemingly appeared out of nowhere although, according to some, it has its roots in New Zealand. In 2003, former rugby player (and then-TV presenter) Marc Ellis dared his audience to play pranks on their friends and family while totally naked. The dare heard round the world prompted an annual celebration of skin that has continued almost 15 years later.
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Nudists around the world have claimed the day as their own, participating in nude runs, nude ballet and nude yoga.
For those inspired by the holiday, it may be tempting to run outside and bare all this July 14 — but just remember that public nudity laws will still be in effect.
While some may curse puritanical society, others can jump on the opportunity to take a vacation. Public nudity may be frowned upon in certain spheres, but there are plenty of nudist havens around the world for those who want to celebrate the day au naturel.
These 10 clothing optional or nude beaches are a welcoming spot for anybody looking to celebrate International Nude Day the way that naturists in 2003 would have wanted.
Gunnison beach, in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, is the state's only legal nude beach.
Moshup Beach, in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, has a history of nudism, and an unofficial “clothing optional” area.
Miami's Haulover Beach has great weather year round for nude bathers.
Collins Beach, on Sauvie Island in Oregon, is a one-mile stretch of sand reserved as clothing optional.
San Francisco's Baker Beach is just one of the places you can celebrate Nude Day in the Bay Area.
France's Cap d'Agde has an entire naturist village.
Spiaggia di Guvano
Guvano Beach, in Cinque Terre, has a marvelous history but it can be difficult to reach.
Samurai Beach is in Port Stephens, in Australia.
Croatia's Valalta is a naturist retreat.
Praia do Pinho
Praia do Pinho, in Brazil.