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Nudist beaches in Melbourne

Strip off and put on a brave front at these clothing-optional beaches and venues in and around Melbourne

By Time Out editors

Feel the fresh salt water over every part of your body when you take a dip in the ocean at one of these nudist beaches in Melbourne. But when we talk about nudism (also known as naturism), there are also a few other activities that you can enjoy in your birthday suit. A piece of advice? Apply sunscreen everywhere.

If you feel like returning to the land of the clothed, check out our guides to Melbourne's best shopping and (clothed) beaches

Nudist beaches in Melbourne

1. Sunnyside North Beach

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Go natural at this Mornington Peninsula beach and have some fun in the sun sans bathers. Sunnyside North tends to be a pretty friendly and popular clothing-optional beach to try. Just make sure you’ve gone north enough so that you don’t get weird looks when you start stripping off.

Bells Beach Southside Nudist Beach Victoria
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2. Southside Nudist Beach

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This clothes-optional beach is located past Torquay on Victoria’s surf coast. It’s technically a surf beach, but we’re not too sure who’d be brave enough to attempt a surf in full naturalist mode, but hey, no judgement here! The nude section of the beach is marked, and is located about 500 metres to the left of the main stretch.

Point Impossible Nude Beach
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3. Point Impossible Nudist Beach

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Point Impossible is another clothing-optional beach that boasts some pretty white sand and some grass-covered dunes as well. You’ll find it after traversing a rough gravel road from the end of the bitumen on the Esplanade in Torquay. The beauty of this place is that most days (excluding the Christmas holiday period) you’ll share this stretch of sand with only a handful of other nudists.

Other nudist activities in Melbourne

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Japanese Bathhouse

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Clean away all your winter cobwebs the way the Japanese do – communally and stark naked. This traditional Japanese bath house requires you to take off your shoes at the door and then remove all clothes before you hop into the hot, communal bath (one for each gender) and relax. Afterwards you can sip on sake in the relaxation room or have a shiatsu treatment.

Metro East Nudist Leisure Club

Ready to bare all and make some new friends? This friendly community that has run for over 35 years hosts social and recreational nights where families (including children) and couples can enjoy a fun night of activities such as swimming, water aerobics, volleyball, table tennis or general use of the gym and sauna. It's a great place to meet new people and get fit at the same time, all whilst in the nuddy.


Nude Bowling

Enjoy bowling? Enjoy being naked? Thanks to Aussie Naturist you can do both at the same time! They have found a bowling alley in Melbourne willing to host nude bowling nights every so often. Register your interest and you could get a bare spare! 

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