Who goes bare? Here are the top nudist beaches in Europe

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Sun, sea and sand add up to the perfect beach holiday - and Europe provides plenty of opportunity to get a glowing tan as the rays hit your skin.

For some people, embracing the nature of the seaside means shedding all their clothes and strolling along nudist beaches.

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To take the legwork out of those looking for a place to cast off their clothes and inhibitions, the website OnBuy.com has found the highest rated nudist beaches in Europe.

Crystal water

Playa de Ses Illetes in Spain heads the top ten with a rating of 4.8 stars on Google. Although close to the crazy-party island of Ibiza, the beach’s limited access gives nude visitors privacy to enjoy the crystal clear water and dazzling white sand.

England provides the runner-up highly rated nudist beach. Knoll Beach, which is part of the Studland Bay coastal region in Dorset has 900m of sandy beach, a dedicated gay section and a naturist bed and breakfast. Reviewers gave it 4.7 stars.

Croatia’s Valalta Beach is in third place with 4.6 stars. There were 1,888 comments posted on Google about this beach which were the most for any in the top ten. If you’re looking for a nude holiday with your children, this beach is the best naturist destination as Valalta is a family-orientated campsite.

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In drawing up the list, OnBuy searched 50 nudist beaches in Europe to find the highest-rated, with at least 200 comments from Google users.

The full top ten nudist beach table is as follows ...

Playa de Ses Illetes, Spain 501 comments

Knoll Beach, England 257 comments

Valalta Beach, Croatia 1,888 comments

Playa de los Muertos, Spain 1,599 comments

Adegas Beach, Portugal 421 comments

Porto Ferro, Italy 1,720 comments

Gigaro Beach, France 1167 comments

Little Banana Beach, Greece 219 comments

Buhne 16, Germany 390 comments

Bredene Beach, Belgium 240 comments

The research was conducted on September 2, 2020.

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