American exceptionalism may have gotten us to the moon and back, but when it comes to actually mooning each other you know, on the beachwe're not exactly world-beaters. Europe, by contrast, is in a completely different league when it comes to shoreline skinny-dipping. Maybe it's their permissive attitude toward public nudity.
French naturist beaches are some of the finest in the world. Whether on the Mediterranean or Atlantic coasts there are some wonderful French nudist beaches. From the ever-popular Cap-d-Agde to St Tropez made famous by the beautiful Brigitte Bardot there are some stunning and very friendly beaches for the naturist to enjoy in France.
The beaches in Montalivet are perfect for long walks and sunsets The beaches at and along the coast from Montalivet are amongst the very finest nudist beaches in Europe. They are backed by high sand dunes, are wide and sandy, well patrolled for safety and stretch for miles.
Here the sixties have never died. Its name means: island of the rising sun. One is even more special than the others. Living right under the sun, by the sea, naked, was understood as the real medicine to heal body and soul.
By Mary Anne Evans. Want to go naked on a beach? Or are you a naturist and want the whole experience of shopping, swimming, and dining without your clothes on?
Being a naturist represents a joy that comparatively few people will ever experience. The nude beaches in France here will surely provide you with some excellent choices. And we mean anything too, from shopping to partying and even a spot of banking — anything goes!
Cap d'Agde was planned by architect Jean Le Couteur as part of one of the largest state-run development schemes in French history. It is now one of the largest leisure ports on the French Mediterranean. Public transport taxi or bus is available between Agde and Cap d'Agde.
Riot police were called in to break up a brawl on a French nudist beach after a group of fully clothed teens turned up and stared at ;naked sunbathers, it was reported. The bizarre incident took place on Friday at La Teste-de-Buch, in Arcachon, when the group of about ten youths entered the nude zone and strolled among the naked beach-goers. Angry words were exchanged between the men and the sunbathers, which soon escalated into a physical fight, according to local media reports. Reports said the fight between the clothed group and the naked bathers saw punches thrown, sand flung in people's eyes, and insults hurled.
Saudi King Salman is spending his summer vacation at a villa on the French Riviera—and the locals are not happy about it. While denizens of the small seaside town of Vallauris are glad for the boost to their economy, the residents are protesting the closure of the municipal beach—and its nude-bathing zone—to accommodate the privacy and security needs of the Saudi king and his 1,person traveling party. Related: The Best Beaches in France.