Nudism In Europe
Europe Has The World's Most
Popular Nudist Beaches
It's highly likely that, if you toured European beaches this summer, you'd have a few run ins with topless or nude sunbathers of all ages. Even in the more conservative countries such as Italy and Spain, nudism has gained popularity and acceptance even among the most traditionally minded.
The usual suspects in the "Top Ten Nudist Beaches" are almost always the same, always including Mykonos in Greece and St. Tropez's glitzy and always happening nude beach full of celebrities and wannabees (and, well, beautiful wannables at that). For the more laid-back experience and hashish admirers, Playa d'en Bossa on Ibiza could be your ticket is also a regular top contender. Along with Mykonos there's almost a mystical vibe in the air in Ibiza, which adds to the intrigue and sensuality of the experience.
Beyond the beaches, a trip through general Europe will reveal that nudity is accepted in public parks, along the Seine in Paris, among Alpine hikers, and in community centers and pools throughout Germany and Austria.
Will these libertine attitudes toward nudism come to the U.S.? We actually already have lobbyist organizations petitioning for more nudist friendly beaches, and of course a very popular group in New York City is striving to make toplessness legal (everywhere in the city), as cited yesterday the Huffington Post.
Regardless, Rebo researched the topic and discovered everyone in the Continental U.S. is within a few hours drive of a "sanctioned" nude beach, which is another reason to praise global warming and buy a Prius.
Maybe my mother read me too many folktales involving buxom German milkmaids but whatever the cause I've always been fond of German women. They tend to be full-bodied (and buxom) with bright smiles and a caring nature (versus the French woman's aloof nature). Anyway, if you want to see naked Germans, go to Spain. Majorca seems to be a favorite destination, and for the Brits as well. Side-by-side, see you can tell them apart (hint: the Brits will be hung-over). European Nudism
PHOTOS: THE PHOTO CLUB; TEXT: MILESC; GALLERIES: NUDIST SUN/NUDIST EUROPE