The world’s best nude beaches, according to you

Throughout this summer of social distancing, we’ve looked for a little joy through our annual selections for the world’s best gay beaches and the world’s best nude beaches, where you can enjoy, but not taste, the candy.

Now it’s time for GayCities readers to weigh in on their top nude choices.

We hope you’ve enjoyed all of this year’s selections as much as we have.

The long weekend is here, summer’s not quite up yet, so there’s plenty of time to enjoy the view from a sensible–and carefully masked–six feet away.

Check out your picks for the World’s Best Nude Beaches…

Praia de Bela Vista, Portugal
“Beach 19 or Praia de Bela Vista…the most popular gay nude beach and one of Europe’s largest. Located at the south end of Costa da Caparica,” says GayCities reader Luis Javier Santiago Ramos. 

Swanbourne Beach, Perth, Australia 

An anonymous GayCities reader recommended Swanbourne Beach in Perth, Western Australia, noting, “Notoriously hot summers. Swanbourne Beach is popular. The clean white sand the beautiful Indian Ocean beckons.”

Praia da Galheta, Florianopolis, Brazil
“Praia da Galheta, which is an extension of the LGBTQ beach of Praia Mole just outside of Florianopolis, Brazil,” says GayCities reader Andy Resende, who noted he’s had a lot of fun there. 
Pirate’s Cove, Avila Beach, California, United States
“Pirates Cove, Avila Beach California has been almost as popular as Blacks is in San Diego,” wrote GayCities reader Steve Johnson, “Straight and gay sides are always packed with a lot of fun.”
Zipolite, Oaxaca, Mexico 
“Zipolite in the state of Oaxaca Mexico is the best clothing-optional beach that I have ever been to,” wrote JimmyBoy James, “And I have visited a lot of them.”
Las Salinas Beach, Ibiza, Spain
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An anonymous GayCities reader wrote in about Ibiza’s Las Salinas Beach and noted it as “a most paradisaical gay nudist beach with a bar, restaurant, and dunes behind. Heaven.”

Playa Chihuahua, Punta del Este, Uruguay
Not widely known yet to those north of the equator, Punta del Este is one of South America’s hottest gay seafronts, and La Chihuahua Beach is where the gays congregate. “Here one will find gay and nude sunbathers, many from the other Río de la Plata sister nation, and Uruguay’s neighbor, Argentina,” says GayCities member GSM CMDA.
Officially known as Lady Bay but widely called Lady Jane, this adorable beach is situated on the other side of Port Jackson Harbor from Sydney’s other gay naturist area, Obelisk Beach.
Don’t let the name fool you, Dead Man’s Beach is a gay male nude stretch of the pebbly seaside in the very gay enclave of Sitges. Go southwest along the railroad tracks away from Terramar Hotel. Woodsy cruising goes down on the other side of the tracks, or so we’ve heard. 
Did we miss your favorite nude beach? Let us know in the comments section below…there’s still time to lose the suit & catch few rays (and waves).