American exceptionalism may have gotten us to the moon and back, but when it comes to actually mooning each other you know, on the beachwe're not exactly world-beaters. Europe, by contrast, is in a completely different league when it comes to shoreline skinny-dipping. Maybe it's their permissive attitude toward public nudity.
Please refresh the page and retry. You have to feel sorry for British naturists like myself. Personally I blame Sid James.
There is only one place in Europe where thousands of people gather every day to lounge around naked in the sunshine: Maspalomas Beach in Gran Canaria, Europe's unofficial nudist capital and the heart of the Gran Canaria naturist scene. The golden-sand beach is over six kilometres long and two kilometres wide, if you include the sand dunes. This means that there is plenty of room for everyone on the sand, nude or clothed.
Stripping down at a beach gives you that fresh, out-of-the-shower feeling. There is also a strong community of naturists to join, whose openness and friendliness come from the fact they have nothing to hide — not even tan lines. Many naturists say the reason for nude beach-going is simple — they just feel more like themselves without clothes getting in the way.
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This list of social nudity places in Europe is a list of places where social nudity is practiced for recreation in Europe. It includes free beaches or clothing-optional beaches or nude beaches and some resorts. Naturism is popular in Austria, with social nudity places typically indicated by FKK signs.
Check out our produced videos at: vimeo. This Neptune Festival video posted here is our first video from submitted material from outside our group. Depicted here is a yearly nude beach festival enactment dramatizing various scenes from greek mythology, with Neptune Poseidon as the main character.
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