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Want to feel the sun on your skin - in fact, all over your skin? You are not alone. According to the Sydney Morning Herald , there are apparently more than 20 beaches in NSW where it is OK to get your kit off, some with legal status, others where the law looks the other way, so to speak. So before we get to the list of best nude beaches in NSW, what is the correct nude beach etiquette? Make sure your level of clothing matches those around you, whether it is just topless, or full nudey rudey. Also, for your comfort, don't forget to put sunblock everywhere! And insect repellent is also smart. Not a good idea.
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. If you've never been to a nudist beach before, common sense and respect is all you need to try it out. Remember that you have full control of when you want to disrobe and when you want to leave. And be sure to check out our list of the best nude beaches for first-timers.
As recently as it was illegal to even wear a bikini on an Australian beach. Nowadays, the laws are slightly less stringent, but nonetheless still somewhat conservative so it's a good idea to know where, when and how it's OK to shed your swimwear and sunbathe nude. Read on to find the best nude beaches in Australia. Some beaches allow topless bathing but women may still be asked to cover their breasts — this doesn't apply to men who can bare their chest anywhere. It's technically not illegal to sunbathe topless but local councils each have their own take so it's generally up to the individual to decide whether they think it's acceptable or not. Or ask a lifeguard. If you want to get rid of those tan lines, the best way to stay within the law and out of the way of unwanted attention is to stretch out your towel on one of Australia's certified nudist beaches and bays.