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This small, well established, family orientated, naturist campsite is run by and for its members. It is within ten miles of Brighton and the Sussex...

El Templo del Sol is a large, luxurious, terraced naturist site with a distinctly Arabesque feel and superb buildings in Moorish style. The owner has...

Reached along a reasonably long forest trail, this naturist site is in a tranquil location on the eastern banks of the Rätzsee. Although pitches to...

This is a very large naturist village with everything that you could need during your holiday without leaving the site. It has direct access to...

This is a relaxed, informal, spacious site alongside an extraordinarily long and beautiful beach. Riva Bella is open all year and is exclusively naturist from...

At the foot of Mont Ventoux, surrounded by beautiful scenery, de Bélézy is an excellent naturist site with many amenities and activities and the ambience...

Included in our guides:

2021, 2019

This naturist site is part of the Camping Adriatic group and has a most pleasant atmosphere. When we visited in high season there were lots...

According to history, the first naturist on Koversada was the famous adventurer Casanova. Today, Koversada is a first-class enclosed naturist camping holiday park with 170...

Ideally situated on the border of Lot-et-Garonne and Dordogne, Domain Laborde is a naturist site of outstanding quality, with sweeping views from many of the...

You are sure of a warm welcome by the Dutch owners of this very spacious, naturally laid out and well maintained naturist site. It is...

This naturist site is well located, occupying a small peninsula of some 15 hectares. This means that there is only a short walk to the...

Sérignan-Plage Nature benefits from the same 600 m. of white, sandy beach as its sister site next door, but being a naturist site, it actually...

This naturist site is situated alongside a 3 km. beach of fine sand and has been owned by the same family for 40 years. There...

La Genèse is a well equipped, naturist site close to the banks of the River Cèze on the northern edge of the Cévennes national park...

Spectacularly situated in the Cèze Gorges, this well equipped, spacious naturist site, tucked away within its wild and dramatic terrain offers a wide variety of...

Camping le Haut Chandelalar is a spacious, family run naturist campsite high in the Alpes Maritimes, east of Castelallane and only 1 km. from Brianconnet...

Located In Haute-Provence in the south of France, between the Mediterranean and the southern Alps, in the heart of the Parc du Verdon, you will...

Included in our guides:

2019

Situated almost on the Slovenian border, this could be said to be the first and last campsite in Croatia. Part of the Istraturist group, the...

Le Fiscalou is a naturist campsite in the Quercy region of the Midi-Pyrénées, close to the vineyards of Gaillac and the gorges of the Aveyron...

Camp Kazela is partly naturist and is situated close to Medulin, formerly a fishing port and now a busy tourist town. The site has around...

With naturism growing in popularity, particularly on the continent, more and more campsites are catering for nude recreation.

Alan Rogers has compiled details on over 100 naturist campsites in the UK and Europe, each of which offers a positive environment in which to enjoy nudist leisure.

What is naturism?

It’s all about the freedom of nature and the right to be yourself and enjoy your leisure time as you wish, without harming others or impinging on their right to enjoy themselves as they wish.

Naturist camping holidays are about going beyond appearances, physical differences and stereotypes. As such, the ethos on campsites for nudists promotes being yourself, feeling good and respecting others while enjoying the same high-quality facilities and activities offered on other campsites.

The benefits of naturism

British Naturism points out that the human body was not designed to be wrapped up in clothes. Nudity, they say, brings real benefits to mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. Body image issues can be addressed and aided and, with everyone on the same terms, it’s easy to relax and feel free.

Sunshine and fresh air on the skin can only be beneficial and conducive to a sense of wellbeing. And the act of removal of clothing is akin to peeling away layers of social conformity and all the associated worries and concerns that each person carries with them.

In short, naturism is about reconnecting with nature, as well as oneself. It allows freedom of expression and the freedom to be yourself, without the distraction of clothing and all the signals and statements clothes can bring. You are reduced to the real you and when in the company of others in the same state it is liberating and empowering.

Naturist campsites

Many of our listed sites are surrounded by woodland or contain privately owned beaches, making them ideal for visitors who are both new to, and experienced in, nudism. They’re the perfect setting in which to make friends with like-minded individuals and relax in a welcoming, amicable environment.

Today there are many more people that enjoy naturist campsites than one would at first think. Some are dedicated naturists who practise their way of life wherever they may and who in the UK may well belong to clubs of like-minded people. For others, especially those who have enjoyed sunbathing on one of the many designated naturist areas on European beaches and feel comfortable with it, the logical next step is to try a holiday in a naturist village or campsite.

This growing number of ‘holiday naturists’ clearly enjoy the relaxed atmosphere prevailing on naturist sites. If they are not members of British Naturism they can pick up a naturist card on the first site they visit.

The rules are simple: respect for the environment and for other visitors. You are encouraged to strip off but, in reality, it is up to you, except in and around the swimming pool where there is always a ‘no clothes’ rule. Clothes do tend to label people and without them, there is a relaxed informality and sense of equality often missing in today’s ‘designer society.’

We feature some 70 naturist campsites in our naturist guide and have been impressed by the friendly welcome and cultural aspects of their entertainment and range of activities – classical music beside the pool, walking trails to discover local wildlife or book-binding classes, for example. Most campsites make an effort to provide good entertainment and to make your holiday memorable; on the naturist sites in particular this is usually achieved quite elegantly without the frenzy that sometimes pervades more commercially-minded sites.