List of obligatory nude recreation sites
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This article lists obligatory nude recreation sites both public and privately owned. It includes resorts, beaches, clubs, baths, saunas and the like. As most nudist/naturist venues are at least partially—if not completely—clothing optional, compulsory nudity tends to be the exception. While the words "not clothing optional" commonly mean that clothing must be worn, in a naturist context, this can also have the exact opposite meaning: clothing must not be worn.
See the article Issues in social nudity for a summary of the debate between clothing optional and obligatory nudity.
- 1 Requirements and exceptions
- 2 List of sites by continent and country
- 2.1 Africa
- 2.2 North America
- 2.3 South America
- 2.4 Asia
- 2.5 Australia and Oceania
- 2.6 Europe
- 2.6.1 Austria
- 2.6.2 Belgium
- 2.6.3 Cyprus
- 2.6.4 Croatia
- 2.6.5 Czech Republic
- 2.6.6 Denmark
- 2.6.7 Estonia
- 2.6.8 Finland
- 2.6.9 France
- 2.6.10 Germany
- 2.6.11 Greece
- 2.6.12 Hungary
- 2.6.13 Ireland
- 2.6.14 Italy
- 2.6.15 Latvia
- 2.6.16 Lithuania
- 2.6.17 Macedonia (Republic)
- 2.6.18 Montenegro
- 2.6.19 Netherlands
- 2.6.20 Norway
- 2.6.21 Poland
- 2.6.22 Portugal
- 2.6.23 Romania
- 2.6.24 Russia
- 2.6.25 Serbia
- 2.6.26 Slovakia
- 2.6.27 Slovenia
- 2.6.28 Spain
- 2.6.29 Sweden
- 2.6.30 Switzerland
- 2.6.31 Turkey
- 2.6.32 Ukraine
- 2.6.33 United Kingdom
- 3 See also
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Requirements and exceptions
Requirements for inclusion
- Must be for the purpose of non-sexual nudism/naturism, or non-sexual activities commonly associatied with naturism, such as swimming, bathing, sauna, etc. Even if non-sexual and obligatory, non-recreational activities that are primarily related to the arts (e.g. figure drawing), medicine, and entertainment are excluded.
- Open to the general public, or to those who have naturist credentials which are publicly available (International Naturist Federation, American Association for Nude Recreation, etc.) Local membership may sometimes be required (not common), though this is often waived for a first-time visit. Note: Most resorts and clubs require an appointment or invitation for new visitors.
- Clubs must have long-term control of a piece of land for their activities. (i.e. "non-landed" clubs excluded)
- Not sex segregated, although there could be a requirement of an approximate balance between adult males and females, or that each adult male must be accompanied by an adult female, and possibly vice versa.
- Cannot be limited to on-site "wet" locations such as the swimming pool, hot tub, etc. with "clothing optional" elsewhere in the vicinity under same management. As noted above, if no other facilities exist, it can be listed (such as a mixed gender sauna open to the public). Although a resort may advertise itself as "nudist and not clothing optional," it must be consistent throughout, and not just "encourage" nudity among its members and visitors.
- Total nudity (i.e. uncovered breasts, buttocks and genitals) required of all males and females, with enforced eviction for non-compliance.
Although these exceptions are allowed for a venue to be listed, it does not mean they are always granted, or that such facilities or activities exist.
- Changing rooms, locker rooms, lavatories or other areas to allow undressing upon arrival and getting dressed before departure. These can be sex segregated also.
- A minimal recreation or waiting area set aside for new visitors and non-participants, or (rarely) first-time visitors given a very short amount of time to adjust to being nude.
- Peripheral areas for parking, maintenance, office space, guest check-in, and where nudists could unlawfully be seen by the public (e.g. near fence, hills, cliffs, foot bridges, etc.)
- Private and residential areas including their exteriors, in contrast to recreational, communal, and social areas.
- Certain off-peak days and hours, and a maximum of one clothing-optional weekend per year with a special activity. Also, public beaches that are sparsely populated on weekdays, with nudity enforced only on weekends. These exceptions are noted in the listings where possible.
- An indoor restaurant within a nudist area; people charged with preparing food; maintenance/security issues or sports activities where protection must be worn.
- An obligatory nude public beach need not include the entire length of the beach from where its name begins and ends. A clearly demarcated, clothing-optional area running parallel on the inland side of the beach is also allowed.
- Below minimum temperature or other extreme weather not including excessive heat.
- Where needed: Children who are not toilet trained, female menstruation, and persons suffering from sunburn.
- Sunglasses, minimal footwear, and other small objects that do not distract from being nude.
List of sites by continent and country
Only countries known to have organized nudism/naturism are listed, though some have no entries at this time. After the venue is listed, the city or township is given. It should be noted that for venues not limited to only one building (bath, sauna, hotel, etc.), the actual location is most often outside the city or town proper. A few countries are extremely sensitive to nudism and naturism, and it exists there only in very isolated and remote locations.
For the Canary Islands see "Spain"
- Domaine Soleil de l'Amitié Naturist Centre, Drummondville 
- La Pommerie, Saint-Antoine-Abbé, Franklin 
- La Vieille Ferme, Rimouski 
- Le Centre Naturiste Oasis, La Plaine, Terrebonne 
Overseas department of France
Note: "Playa" means "beach" in Spanish
- See also Georgia below
- Gulf Coast Resort, Hudson 
- Riviera Naturist Resort, Pace 
- Sunnier Pines Nudist Club, Jay 
- Bell Acres Resort, Maysville 
- Hidden River Resort, Saint George on Florida State border (excludes "Women's Weekend" in mid-April) 
- Drakes Ridge Rustic Nudist Retreat, Bennington 
- Fern Hills Club, Bloomington 
- Lake O'The Woods Club, Valparaiso 
- Ponderosa Sun Club, Roselawn (excluding annual one-day pageant) 
- Sunny Haven Recreation Park, Granger (on Michigan state border) 
- Sunshower Country Club, Centerville 
- See Indiana above
- Kaniksu Ranch, North Deer Lake, part of Loon Lake township (excludes Bare Buns Fun Run in late July) 
- Lake Bronson Family Nudist Club, Sultan 
Note: "Praia" means "beach" in Portuguese
Rio de Janeiro State
Santa Catarina State
São Paulo State
Australia and Oceania
For Hawaii see "United States"
- Naturi Sun and Health Club, Berowra 
- Glenreagh Naturist Getaway, Glenreagh 
- Rosco Club, Toronto 
- Twin Falls Nature Retreat, Ellenborough 
- see also Australian Capital Territory above
- Aquarius Nature Retreat, Browns Plains 
- boBRENE Private Naturist Retreat, Tamborine (no children allowed) 
- Eagles View Naturist Retreat, Toowoomba (no children allowed) 
- Elephant Rock, Moogerah, Fassifern Valley (no children allowed) 
- Robalwin Naturist B&B Spa Retreat, Smithfield, Cairns (no children allowed) 
- Taylorwood Resort, Proserpine (no children allowed) 
- Aloria Naturist Retreat, Rushworth (no children allowed) 
- Helios Society, Gembrook 
- Metro East Association, Narre Warren, Melbourne 
- Northside Country Club, Wandong 
Special collectivity of France
Note: "Uimaranta" means "beach" in Finnish
Note: "Strand" means "beach" in German
- Friedrichsbad Roman bath, Baden-Baden (only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays, and holidays, including Valentine's Day; minimum age is 14) 
- Hotel Rosengarten, Freudenstadt Clothes-free hotel 
See also Macedonia (Republic) for the independent country north of Greece
Part of former Yugoslavia and formerly part of greater Serbia until 2006
See also Montenegro above
Part of former Czechoslovakia
Part of former Yugoslavia
Note: "Platja" means "beach" in Catalan
- Anon. "Resort Rules". Retrieved 2013-11-13.