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Naturist / Nudist Beaches in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland


Region Status Name Description
South East Abbot's Cliff - Folkestone - Kent Long easy walk, or short steep descent down into the Warren, an under-cliff, to a hidden beach overlooking the Channel to France
South East Birling Gap - Near Eastbourne - East Sussex NT car park and a staircase descends to a pebble beach under white cliffs
South East Blackgang - Isle of Wight Steep descent, almost scrambling - there's a rope to help - to a great hidden beach
South East Botany Bay - Margate - Kent Flat sand dunes at the quiet end of a spectacular sandy beach backed by low white cliffs. Easy access.
South East Official Brighton (Kemp Town) - East Sussex Official beach on Brighton's city seafront. Very popular. No shade or cover - very open. Lots of tourists. Pebble beach. Easy access.
South East Closed Browndown Point (Stokes Bay) - Hampshire MOD land overlooking the Solent. The MOD are actively asking naturists to leave. Nearby Meon recommended.
South East Calshot - Hampshire Quiet pebble beach on the west side of the Solent Estuary
South East Camber Sands - East Sussex Near Rye. Sand dunes at the far end of a small resort's sandy beach.
South East Church Norton near Chichester Quite. Pebble beach a short walk through a picturesque nature reserve from a remote Church
South East Eastney Beach - Portsmouth - Hampshire Busy shingle city beach at the end of the Portsmouth / Southsea seafront. As of 2016, the battle with developer's has been won for now.
South East Fairlight Glen - Hastings - East Sussex Great hidden sandy beach in a beautiful setting surrounded by a forest. Long 500 feet (150m) descent, the last part thanks to a locally maintained home-made staircase
South East Official Leysdown / Shell Ness - Isle of Sheppey - Kent A long drive to a flat shingle beach at the far end of the island. Easy access - free parking next to beach.
South East Long Rock Beach - Swalecliffe - Kent Short walk out to a beach on a small flat headland - a rare quiet / rural spot on the north Kent coast
South East Meon - near Lee on Solent, Hampshire Quiet. Shingle beach on the east side of the Solent, overlooking the estuary
South East Norman's Bay - near Bexhill - Sussex Very quite. Flat shingle beach on rare un-built-up part of the south coast
South East Rye Harbour Nature Reserve - Sussex Quite beach in from of Rye nature reserve
South East Closed Sandgate - Folkestone - Kent The promenade has been extended, so this area is now part of the main seafront. No longer used by naturists
South East Sandwich Bay - Kent An expensive car-park on a private estate, or a long but easy walk, to a quiet beach.
South East Warning Selsey (West Beach) - West Sussex This area has changed dramatically due to the seawall being breached to create tidal wetlands RSPB reserve.
South East Shoreham (Portslade) - West Sussex Secluded and tranquil pebble beach hidden in front of a working port behind a tall sea wall. Good access - near Hove centre. Many regular users.
South West Arthur's Beach - Falmouth - Cornwall 3 small coves at the bottom of a trail down from the cliff top path. Pebble beaches.
South West Official Budleigh Salterton - East Devon Western end of the main town beach. Well used. Pebble / shingle beach by cliffs.
South West Burton Bradstock - Dorset Picturesque sandy beach backed by low cliffs
South West Downderry - South East Cornwall Small coves with rocky outcrops, mix of pebbles and sand, at the bottom of a trail down from cliff top path.
South West Durdle Door - near Lulworth - Dorset Steep but safe path down, then 1/3 mile walk along a pebble beach backed by tall chalk cliffs
South West Fishing Cove - Godrevy Point - Cornwall Beautiful little cove on the north Cornwall coast near St Ives, down a fairly good trail from the cliff top coast path
South West Flexbury - Near Bude - North Cornwall Small sandy coves with access from Bude or Northcott Mouth
South West Haven Cliff - Seaton - East Devon Not as spectacular as other nearby beaches, but easy access along the seafront from the town centre
South West Hengistbury Head - Dorset Sandy beach below a low cliff on a headland south of Chichester Harbour
South West Pednevounder and Treen - West Cornwall Stunningly beautiful south facing beach near Lands End. Steep path down. Beach useable at mid / low tide only
South West Official Perranporth - North Cornwall Large sandy beach backed by sand dunes. Naturism is now allowed on the beach only, but not in the dunes.
South West Petitor - Torquay Small cove below high cliffs near Torquay town centre. Beach and path down from cliffs suffers from rock falls.
South West Porthkidney - near Hale - Cornwall Sandy beach on North Cornwall coast near Hayle. Backed by the St Ives branch rail line. Access via coast path. Naturists keep to the dunes.
South West Ringstead Bay - Dorset Secluded, pictureque, NT owned south facing beach in Purbeck, east of Weymouth. Level access from village, or NT car park on cliffs above.
South West Saunton Sands - North Devon Enourmous, long, flat, wide sandy beach backed by dunes, near Ilfracomb
South West Slapton Sands - South Devon Near Dartmouth. Access via 1/3 mile walk along pebble beach backed by cliffs. Naturist camp site nearby.
South West Official Studland Beach - Dorset Official. Well known. Near Bournemouth. 1km section of sandy beach backed by dunes and NT pay carparks. Shallow sea protected by sandbar good for swimming
South West Swyre / Cogden Beach - Dorset NW of Weymouth. Fine shingle beach protected by shingle bank from the coast path. SW facing. No shade. 1km walk downhill from Swyre village, or 1km along beach from road access
South West The Strangles - North Cornwall NW facing rock bound cove with pebble beach below high cliffs. Moderate/Easy trail down from cliff top path
South West Vault Beach - Gorran Haven - Cornwall Pretty coarse sand beach backed by steep sloping hill. Easy path down.
South West Weston Mouth Beach - East Devon 1km flat walk, then steep downhill trail, to secluded beach
South West Wild Pear Beach - North Devon Steep walk down to delightful little cove on north facing Exmoor coast
Wales Cefn Sidan - Pembrey - Carmarthen Massive beach backed by pine forest, and dunes at the far end. Some council hostility to naturists.
Wales Kenfig Burrows - South Wales 2km walk through low dunes to sandy beach, south of Port Talbot steel plant
Wales Marros - South Wales East of Tenby. 2km walk to the cliff top, then a good but steep trail down to a secluded sandy south facing beach.
Wales Official Morfa Dyffryn - Gwynedd Enormous sand dune backed sandy beach. 1 mile long 'official' area. Great for swimming. Long history of naturist usage
Wales Newborough Warren - Malltraeth Bay - Anglesey Large sandy beach, backed by pine forest, about 2km walk from car park
Wales Rhossili Bay - Gower Peninsula - South Wales Near dunes at north end of large, wide, stunningly beautiful sandy beach backed by grass covered hills, with great sea views of Carmarthamshire coastline
Wales Whiteford Sands - Gower Peninsula - South Wales Large, hidden, quiet sandy beach backed by dunes and pine forest. Greate sea views.
North West Closed Formby Point - Lancashire Pretty NT beach north of Liverpool. No longer used by naturists due to Police/Owners/Council hostility.
North West Warning Sefton Sands - Ainsdale - Lancashire Pretty NT beach north of Liverpool. Police/Council hostility. Be very discreet.
North West Walney Island - Cumbria Remote sand dunes at north end of Walney Island, off SW corner of Cumbria.
Scotland Official Ardeer - North Ayrshire - Scotland Official. SE of Glasgow. Long beach. Gritty sand backed by concrete breakwater.
Scotland Official Cleat's Shore - Isle of Arran Official. Very remote. Very quiet.
Scotland Kinshaldy Beach - Fife SE of Dundee. Long sandy beach, backed by dunes and forest. Walk about 1km either south or north of the access point
North East Druridge Bay - Northumberland North of Newcastle. Sandy beach backed by dunes. Shallow sea.
North East Ross Back Sands - Northumberland Big sandy beach backed by dunes. Near Lindisfarne / Holy Island, between Edinburgh and Newcastle
East Coast Warning Fraisthorpe Sands - Yorkshire Sandy beach with low clay cliffs south of Bridlington. Continued Council hostility to naturists.
East Coast Warning North Cotes - Northcoates Point - Lincolnshire Near Grimsby. Access along the sea wall path from Horseshoe Point car park may be blocked
East Anglia Corton Sands - Suffolk North of Lowesoft. Not the prettiest beach. Its 'official' status has been withdrawn, but its still used.
East Anglia Official Holkham Bay - Norfolk Large, well known, sandy beach backed by dunes and forest, on north Norfolk coast. Access issues now resolved - naturism on beach only, not in the dunes.
East Anglia St. Osyth - Clacton-on-Sea - Essex Shingle. Not the prettiest beach, but very popular due to location. See trip reports.
East Anglia Winterton Dunes - Horsey - Norfolk Sandy beach / Sand dunes nature reserve, north of Great Yarmouth
Ireland Brittas Bay (Sallymount) - Wicklow Sandy beach beacked by dunes south of Dublin
Ireland Corballis - County Dublin Sandy beach north of Dublin
Ireland Curracloe - Wexford Long sandy beach backed by woods. North of Wexford
Ireland Inch Beach - Dingle Peninsular Long sandy beach backed by sand dunes.
Ireland Inchidonney - Clonakilty Bay - Cork Quiet coves, SW of Cork
Ireland Long Strand - Owenahincha - Cork Sand dune backed beach. SW of Cork
Ireland Whiterock - Dalkey - Wicklow
Spain (Costa Brava) Official Boadella Beach - Lloret de Mar - Costa Brava - Spain Official. Beautiful sandy cove. Beach Cafe. Easy walk from free parking.

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