Clothing optional you know the types – it’s those carefree freedom loving souls who enjoy leaving it off. To borrow a line from 80’s model Brooke Shields who famously quipped “Nothing comes between me and my Calvins” well for this lot – it’s nothing at all. Especially when visiting some popular ‘clothing optional’ beaches in Tasmania. Indeed. Nudist beaches are fruitful on the Apple Isle. While our top 5 places list doesn’t include specific nudist beach designations (there are several in Tasmania which have received the moniker) here’s a look at some places worth making a big splash if you’re into some skinny dipping around Tasmania.
1-Bay of Fires
Any place that’s got fire in it sounds hot… and risky. The Bay of Fires in north eastern Tasmania has been pegged as “the hottest travel destination in the world” by Lonely Planet. Beachcombers like to walk the soft sandy beach which extends for miles. The ocean is impossibly clear and the cool waters would definitely be a great skinny dip swim spot.
A Naked Chef fantasy perhaps, but at Bakers Beach in Narawntapu National Park beach lovers can’t get enough of the isolated paradise here. This is the place where sea, sand, sun and surprising wildlife converge. Spot Forester kangaroos hopping around, Bennett’s wallabies hiding in the scrub, and stay clear of the Tasmanian devils, which are all residents of this national park.
3-King Island coastline
It’s time to feel royal. In the middle of Bass Strait between Victoria and Tasmania’s rugged northwest coast lies a rocky wind-battered paradise isle rightfully known as King Island. Discover why this span of sand has been declared home to some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches. Hint: crystal clear waters.
We love the powder-white sand and turquoise sea at Lavinia Beach. You’d think you were in the tropics there. Surfers love making hang tens when the famous Martha Lavinia wave swells. Skinny dippers on the other hand will love the tropical-inspired look.
4-Mary Ann Bay Beach
Any beach that harkens memories of Gilligan’s Island with its fun cast of characters that included one sweet girl named Mary Ann gets a thumb’s up. While bashful, innocent Mary Ann sure wouldn’t think to swim in her birthday suit, skinny dippers might like to dip into Mary Ann Bay Beach.
The isolated, unpatrolled beach is located in the southeast, off Gellibrand Point and is sheltered by high grassy bluffs. Be warned: it can get crowded when yachters anchor.
5-Trousers Point Beach
Dare to bare it all when you arrive at this rugged coastal beach in Strzelecki National Park. The rocky granite headland that appears to drop into the sea is a popular hiking spot and remote Trousers Point Beach is the park’s most popular.
Clear sapphire waters and mountains emits a castaway vibe. You could definitely find your courage here to derobe. Strzelecki National Park is located on Flinders Island in the Bass Strait.