For some people, stripping off on the beach is a way of expressing themselves and feeling free. For others, it’s about not getting tan lines.
But whatever your reason for getting in the buff on the beach, here’s a handy guide to daring to bare...
If you’re looking to soak up the sun it’s vital to make sure you are protected from the sun’s strong rays.
Slip, slap, slop and don’t forget those spots the sun might not normally see.
Remember to keep your eyes to yourself and don’t stare at your beach mates!
And definitely don’t take any photos or pull out your phone. Privacy is paramount and we've seen it all before.
If you do feel awkward, try to avoid cracking any risqué jokes – you don’t want your fellow beachgoers to feel uncomfortable.
Apply insect repellent to avoid becoming a tasty treat for bugs to feast on.
And last but not least, make sure the beach you are on is actually a nudist beach.
Thankfully, the three Victorian beaches ranked below are all officially clothing-optional.
3. Point Impossible – Torquay
A quiet beach, you might find yourself enjoying the sandy stretch with only a handful of other visitors.
On the eastern edge of the Great Ocean Road, it includes a one kilometre clothing-optional section.
Reached via a long gravel road which ends in a sizeable car park, this beach includes sand dunes.
One and a half hours south west of Melbourne, Point Impossible is just over 20km from Geelong.
2. Southside Beach - Torquay
This flat wide stretch of sand is south-west of the famous surfing spot Bell’s Beach.
It’s a beach made for the colder months as it’s sheltered from the cool wind, which is all important when you’re in your birthday suit.
Be mindful of the tides though, as only a narrow sandy strip of sand is left when its fully in.
An hour and half’s drive from Melbourne, Southside Beach can be reached via a steep walk from Bell’s Beach west car park or down steps with run from Point Addis Road.
1. Sunnyside North Beach – Mt. Eliza, Mornington Peninsula
Sunnyside North Beach is a friendly spot and particularly suitable for first time naturists.
Although it might be a little tricky to find, it’s still popular with both locals and tourists and the long beach is secluded so you can relax in privacy.
A mix of sand and pebbles, it’s a good idea to take shoes and, with few shops in the area, make sure to take water and any snacks for your day.
Visited by families, couples and solo visitors, its inviting blue waters are a beautiful way to cool off.
Just an hour’s drive south of Melbourne’s CBD, and 2.5km north of Mt. Eliza, take the Nepean Highway turn right into Sunnyside Road. Park up and stroll through the bush to the beach.
Just remember to leave your clothes on until you get there!