Beach. The very mention of these two words often arouses feelings of titillation,
embarrassment, outrage or even a combination of the three. For the thousands of
people involved in the naturist movement worldwide, however, the idea of a nude
beach seems, well, natural. After all, we all come into this world wearing only
our birthday suits.
and topless beaches first became popular along the Mediterranean and Atlantic
coasts of France in the 1950s. Since then, several beaches from Crete to the Caribbean
have become "clothing optional." Click below for a list of some of the
best stretches of sand where beach lovers can shed their skivvies and perfect
that all-over tan.
Mize names best nude beaches - see below]
OTHER TRAVEL NEWS
REUTERS] -- While much of the travel industry is fighting through a
bad economy, naked recreation and travel is a $400 million industry worldwide,
up from $120 million in 1992, according to the American Association for Nude Recreation.
AANR, North America's oldest and largest nudist association, has seen its membership
rise by 75 percent in the last decade, to about 50,000. Thirty new nudist or clothing-optional
clubs have opened in the United States and Canada in the last two years, the association