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All The Naturist Beaches In The UKNaturist Beaches in the British Isles

This beach list covers the better known beaches in the British Isles where you
can swim and sunbathe without clothes.
The list is not definitive - naturism is practised at many other secluded spots.
Unless stated otherwise the beaches below are 'tolerated' and not 'official' -
therefore go
naked with discretion and at your own risk. For further guidance see our Beach
Etiquette page.
Please NoteNaturist use of these beaches depends upon toleration and goodwill.
Your behaviour and attitude may have an effect on their continuing availability.

Cornwall: North Coast
     Flexbury, North of Bude
     The Strangles, Cackington Haven
     Holywell Bay (Penhale Sands), near Perranporth
     Porthkidney, Carbis Bay, St. Ives
The Isles of Scilly:
Many small coves on the Scillies said to be suitable for naturism.
For example: Gugh - joined to St.Agnes island by a sandbar.
Cornwall: South Coast
     Pednevounder/Treen, Porthcurno near Lands End
     Berepper (Loe Bar), Gunwalloe Cove near Helston
     Rosemullion Head, Mawnan Smith, S.of Falmouth
     Vault Beach Gorran Haven, Mevagissey
     Polgaver near Par (Carlyon Bay) *OFFICIAL BEACH* - privately owned
Devon: North Coast
     Saunton Sands (Braunton Burrows) near Barnstaple
     Wild Pear Beach, Combe Martin
Devon: South Coast
     Bigbury Bay, W. of Bigbury-on-Sea
     East Prawle, S. of Kingsbridge
     Pilchards Cove Slapton Sands, south of Dartmouth
     Petitor, N. of Oddicombe Beach, Torquay
     Budleigh Salterton W. of town beach
     Weston Mouth Beach E. of Sidmouth
     Ringstead Bay, E. of Osmington Mills, Weymouth
     Durdle Door, W. of Lulworth
     Studlandnear Poole *OFFICIAL* (approved by National Trust )
     Taddiford Gap, Barton on Sea, E. of Bournemouth
South Coast and South-East
     Calshot south of Fawley, near Southhampton
     Portsmouth & Southsea (Eastney end)
     Selsey (West Beach), S. of Chichester
Isle Of Wight:
     Blackgang Chine, Niton, nr.Ventnor
     Culver Beach, Yaverland, nr. Sandown
     West Hove / Shoreham Harbour nr Portslade
     Brighton Black Rock Beach *OFFICIAL*
     Birling Gap, nr Eastbourne - now reported to be open and OK for naturist
use once again after a cliff fall. Don't sit under the cliffs though!
     Fairlight Glen near Hastings *OFFICIAL*
     Camber Sands - naturists said to use remoter parts
     Abbots Cliff, Folkestone
     Shakespeare Cliff, near Dover
     Sandwich Bay
     Swalecliffe Long Rock, Whitstable - reported EXPLICITLY non-nudist.March
     Leysdown East Beach, Isle of Sheppey *OFFICIAL*
East Coast
     St Osyth Clacton-on-Sea
     Corton Sands Lowestoft *OFFICIAL*
     Winterton Dunes / Horsey, N. of Great Yarmouth
     Waxham, N. of Horsey
     Holkham Bay E. of Wells-next-the-Sea
     Saltfleetby Dunes / Theddlethorpe, N. of Mablethorpe
     Northcotes, S. of Cleethorpes
     Easington N. of Spurn Head
     Fraisthorpe Sands South of Bridlington
     Cayton Bay (Johnny Flinton's), South of Scarborough
     CAUTION - there are some problems with beaches along the Yorkshire coast.
     Druridge Bay, S.of Amble
     Ross Back Sands, Belford, N. of Bamburgh
     Cheswick Black Rocks, Goswick, S. of Berwick
     Drigg Dunes, Ravenglass.
     Roanhead Dunes (Lousy Point), Barrow-in-Furness
     Formby Point
     Sefton Sands, Ainsdale - reports suggest Ainsdale NO LONGER SUITABLE FOR
Isle of Man:
     The Ayres, Point of Ayre
     Beach SW of The Lhen
     Orrisdale Head, nr Kirk Michael, N of Peel
Wales (Cymru)
Clwyd (Flint):
     Point of Ayr, near Talacre, NE of Rhyl.
     Newborough Warren/Malltraeth Bay, S of Aberffraw
     Porth Neigwl (Hells Mouth), Llanengan, Lleyn Peninsula
     Morfa Dyffryn, between Barmouth and Harlech Trip Report
     Tywyn, nr Aberdovey *reported non-naturist 4/98* perhaps Borth, S of Dyfi
Carmarthenshire :
     Tything Barn lagoons,West Williamston,Milford Haven *naturist holiday
     Swan Lake Bay west of Manorbier, Pembroke
     Cefn Sidan beach, Pembrey Country Park nr Llanelli ('Pembrey Forest')
West Glamorgan
     Gower Peninsular - Whitford Burrows
     Gower Peninsular - Rhossili Bay
     Gower Peninsular - Graves End, Pwlldu Bay
     Traeth, Southerndown, nr. St Brides Major.
Lothian and Borders
     Tyninghame, N. of Dunbar
     Gullane, nr. North Berwick
     Kinshaldy beach, Tentsmuir Forest
Western Isles
     Many coves, bays and beaches among the Western isles are deserted and could
be used by naturists.
     Ardalanish Bay, Mull
     Ardeer, Stevenston Point *OFFICIAL*
     Cleat's Shore, Lagg, Isle of Arran
Ireland ( Northern Ireland and Eire)
There are no official naturist beaches in Ireland.
County Sligo:
     Trawlua Strand, Mullaghmore, South of Roskeragh Point
     Yellow Strand, north of Sligo
County Mayo:
     Old Head, Clew Bay near Louisburg
     Bartraw ,Westport Bay
     Trawmore Sand, Achill Island.
     Kilkee Beach
County Kerry:
The Dingle Peninsula
     Inch (South of Clogher Head)
     Murreagh Strand
     Stradbally Strand, Brandon Bay
     Banna Strand, Ballyheige Bay
     Beal Strand nr Ballybunion
County Cork:
     Inchidonney,Clonakilty Bay
     Brittas Bay (southern part beyond headland)
     Corballis (off the main Dublin-Belfast road nr Donabate )
     Vico Road, nr Dalkey / Dun Laoghaire
With Thanks To The Original Writer !!