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na·tur·ist

noun
1. A person who appreciates the beauty and benefits of nature.
2. A nudist.
 
Origin: 1675-85
 

nud·ist

Word Origin and History for Nudism
Origin: 1925-1930, adjective and noun, from French nudiste or formed in English from nude (adj.) + -ist also see nudism.

 

 

na·tur·ism | nud·ism

noun
1. The practice of going nude, especially in places that allow sexually mixed groups, in the belief that such practice benefits health.

 

Nude Beaches in Australia

Australia has thousands of kilometres of beaches. Many of these are often almost deserted and with a little courtesy and common sense you can swim and sunbathe nude. However, you do need to show respect for other beach users, and also take great care on unpatrolled beaches as the sea can be very dangerous at times.

Of course, it is more fun and much safer if you are with other people, and whilst this list is not complete it does cover most of the more popular beaches where nude bathing occurs on a regular basis. Some are designated as legal clothing optional beaches but on others nudity is unofficially condoned. You should always check locally to be aware of the current situation

Note: "Legal" or "Official" means the location is recognised as clothing optional. "Unofficial" means that the location is traditionally used by nudists but is not an officially recognised site. Chat with the locals at unofficial sites to get the current views.

Nude Beaches of South Australia
Maslin Beach (Legal)
Maslin Beach is a small coastal
Maslin Beach is a small coastal suburb in the south of Adelaide, South Australia. The small suburb is about 30 minutes. approximately 35 km (22 mi) from the City of Adelaide. Maslin Beach lies within the City of Onkaparinga local government area, and neighbours with the suburbs Moana, McLaren Vale and Port Willunga. In 1975, the southern half of the beach was declared Australia's first official nude beach. Maslin Beach offers a stunning coastal line approximately 3kms (1.9 mi) long. Beautiful scenery including rich, multi-coloured cliffs.

Maslin Beach is reached by Main South Road and is also serviced by Public Transport. If going by public transport I have found taking a train from Adelaide to Colonnades, Noarlunga Centre followed by bus to Maslin Beach main car park. There are 2 car parks, the main car park and a car park at the top of the cliffs. Midway between the beach and the top car is a shower and toilet area.

Annually until 2007, the community held the Maslin Beach Nude Olympics. Known worldwide, this fun filled event includes informal competitions such as the best bum competition, 3 legged races and more. This was a widely respected event within the community and worldwide. Footage of the days events was often filmed and quite often has enquiries from overseas television stations. I am unaware of why the event was finally cancelled but commonly thought that insuring the event became too costly. There was an effort to organise the event again for 2010 but sadly did not eventuate.

With new sponsorship, Maslin Beach Nude Olympics was held on the 20th of January, 2013. Approximately 300 people of all shapes and sizes turned up to enjoy a day in the sun and nude to compete. If anyone is interest, In 1997 a movie named "Maslin Beach" was released. It is about a couple dissatisfied with their relationship discover true love one afternoon on a nude beach.

With new sponsorship, Maslin Beach Nude Olympics was held on the 20th of January, 2013. Approximately 300 people of all shapes and sizes turned up to enjoy a day in the sun and nude to compete. If anyone is interest, In 1997 a movie named "Maslin Beach" was released. It is about a couple dissatisfied with their relationship discover true love one afternoon on a nude beach.

A Slice of Maslins - Scenic View
[2007] Nude Olympics Video
"Maslin Beach" Trailer
Pelican Point Beach
Beachport
Maslin Beach is a small coastal
About 220 km north east of Adelaide on the Sturt Highway at Barmera is Lake Bonney, an off shoot of the Murray River. On the western shores of Lake Bonney is Pelican Point, a legal clothing optional beach adjacent to the Pelican Point Nudist Resort. Camping on the foreshore in this area used to be permitted but sadly this is no longer allowed.

If you like lazing in the sun, canoeing, sailing, water skiing, or just getting away from life’s hassles, all without clothes of course, then Pelican Point is for you. You will have to rough it a little as there are no facilities provided at all. If you want comfort then best you stay in nearby Barmera and travel out to Pelican Point for day trips, or better still at the nudist resort right next door.

To get to Pelican Point turn off the Sturt Highway 4 km west of Barmera into Morgan Road then a short distance later turn east into Ireland Road which will take you in to the clothes optional beach. This is the only way into the beach.

The imaginatively-named Beachpor

The imaginatively-named Beachport Beach, midway between the towns of Beachport and Robe, about 350 kilometres south-east of Adelaide. It's a large beach, with huge sand dunes, an offshore reef that offers some protection from Southern Ocean waves, and the occasional treacherous current. To get to the part of it where nude bathing is legal, head to Sunland Holiday Village (which offers nudist camping, by the way) then take a walk over the dunes to a five hundred metre stretch of nude beach. Swimming there is reasonably safe and, so long as you stay out of the way of unprotected swimmers, there's some good fishing as well.

Murrippi Beach
Maslin Beach is a small coastal
To get to Murrippi Beach from Whyalla travel south west along the Lincoln Highway toward Cowell for about 1.8 km. Turn left at the Eight Mile Creek turn off into Cowleds Landing Road and continue on past the sign to Eight Mile Beach for approximately another 5 km, past Mt Young, and then watch for a road leading off to the left. Take this road to the car park and walk through to the beach.