17 nude beaches to get a full-body tan this summer

Things are gonna get sweaty this summer and the best way to keep it cool is to dip into the warm salt water wearing next to nothing.

Based on some of your picks and a few of our own faves, we've cobbled together a list of 17 fabulous nude beaches where you and your kind will feel totally comfortable.

Have a favorite that didn't make the cut? Tell us in the comment section below.

Bondi Beach (North Side)

Hang near the North Bondi Surf Club and check out the outdoor workout area. On the north end, find a grassy spot and coin-operated barbecues. Beware: booze is banned.

Bondi Beach (North Side)

World-class people watching
Bondi Road Sydney

Haulover Beach

Between the Intercoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, find pristine white sand, open air surf, shaded picnic areas, sand dunes, concession stands, and all the hotties.

Haulover Beach

Go au natural at a spectacular beach
10800 Collins Miami

Hanlan's Point

Clothing optional since 2002, butt before you strip down make sure you are in the designated area and be sure to dip those toes in to test the water temp before diving in.

Hanlan's Point

Gay nude beach off the beaten path
Toronto Island Toronto

Little Beach (Makena State Park)

At 650 feet long, this is one of the most admired Hawaiian nudist beaches. Popular since the 60’s, this tranquil hotspot is popular with locals and tourists. Sunsets are incredible.

Little Beach (Makena State Park)

Maui's nude beach is gay-popular.
Makena Alanui Road Kihei

Wreck Beach

The hot little landscape is actually the second biggest clothing optional beach in North America, with over 100,000 visitors each year.

Wreck Beach

Officially clothing-optional
N.W. Marine Dr. Vancouver

Lady Jane Beach

Officially known as Lady Bay but widely called Lady Jane, this lovely little beach lies on the other side of Port Jackson Harbor from Sydney’s other gay naturist area, Obelisk Beach.

Lady Jane Beach

Gay nude beach
Watsons Bay Sydney

Sandy Bay

Pass the main beach and find peaceful smaller coves and numerous spots in the dunes or directly on the rocks to enjoy the sun without worrying about tan lines.

Sandy Bay

Western Cape's clothing-optional beach
Fisherman's Bend Hout Bay

Praia do Leblon

At this beach oasis, find thin white sand, blue water and waves. Rent beach chairs and an umbrella at reasonable prices to spend countless hours toasting both cheeks.

Praia do Leblon

The beach for families
Rio de Janeiro

Black's Beach

You haven't lived until you've soaked in the sun and waves the way nature intended. The trek for beach access can be challenging if you're afraid of heights. Consider it exercise.

Black's Beach

Clothing-optional beach-going group
Torrey Pines Scenic Drive San Diego

Beach 19/Stop 19

Just north of Fonte da Telha beach, south of Lisbon in Portugal, find this wild beach with no buildings or developments in sight.

Beach 19/Stop 19

Nude beach? Gay beach!
Costa da Caparica Lisbon

The Pines Beach

Plan a day trip to Fire Island's Cherry Grove and between the Grove and the Pines find this shores of this clothing-optional beach. Come as you are!

The Pines Beach

Best beach to sip a cocktail on
Bay Walk Fire Island

Gunnison Beach (Sandy Hook)

If you want to see nude bodies, visit Sandy Hook in Jersey. Find hotties from New York, Jersey, Philly and DC.

Gunnison Beach (Sandy Hook)

The nude beach, East Coast style
254 State Route 36 Highlands

Obelisk Beach

On the north side of Sydney’s harbor, all you really need at Obelisk Beach is a bottle of sunscreen and a jug of water. Nude sunbathing encouraged.

Obelisk Beach

More than just sand and sun
Chowder Bay Road Sydney

Playa De Las Balmins

Sitges has twenty-two beaches across the coast and Playa De Las Balmins is situated just to the west of Port d’Aiguadolç. The first two coves are the most popular with the boys.

Playa De Las Balmins

One of the gay beaches
Sitges

Baker Beach

Baker Beach is infamously the original home to Burning Man. When the fog rolls out over the bay and the temperatures rise, go to the north end to strip down and sprawl out.

Baker Beach

Nude beach
Gibson Rd. San Francisco

Sitges

Playa del Muerto aka Cala del Home Mort Beach is "Dead Man’s Beach," a gay male nude stretch of pebbly seaside in the very gay enclave of Sitges.

Sydney

Little Congwong Beach at La Perouse is a bigger, nicer beach on Botany Bay. While not official nude, local authorities are aware that people go nude here and don’t mind. Take a risk.

By Chris Bull