One of the spin-offs of the socially and sexually liberal s was a "free beach" movement that saw a proliferation of nude beaches around the world. The clothing-optional portion, marked at either end by picket fences, offers rental beach chairs and umbrellas, as well as lifeguards. Plage de Tahiti is known for its expensive beach clubs, but you can also lay out a towel and tan solo on the sand. Keep an eye open, celebrities are known to visit this beach. Of course this hedonistic isle has an official nude beach.
South Africa 's only official nude beach -- and perhaps the only legal clothing-not-obligatory strand on the entire African continent -- is located in the Mpenjati Nature Reserve south of Durban.
Best nude beaches in the world
The rest of the week, it's just a beach, although don't expect solitude at this well-known hangout. Anse de Grande Saline or Saline Beach is another self-catering beach. Here are 15 of the best nude beaches around the world: Known locally as Lady Jane Beach, it belongs to Australia's national parks, but no worries — nudity is perfectly legal here. But don't be put off — on the other side, the pebbly beach is sleepy, pristine and not overrun by tourists. CNN — Although still taboo in many places, casting aside your clothes at the shore has become a customary practice around the world in recent times.