Adelaide Home to One of the World’s Top Skinny Dipping Spots

First we were the most liveable Australian city, then the most honest. Now, we’re home to one of the world’s best skinny dipping locations.

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To celebrate the start of Spring, the dating reviews website has released a map of the best skinny dipping spots in the world. They found that Maslin Beach in Adelaide is one of the best skinny dipping spots in the world. This location was ranked 3rd with a ‘Skinny Dipping Index Score’ of 72.75.

If you feel like having a skinny dip as the weather heats up (this Thursday is forecast for 29 degrees!) – some locations might be better than others for your next nudey swimming adventure.

To determine the best skinny dipping locations, MyDatingAdviser compared 100 nude swimming spots across the globe to determine the best locations to enjoy a skinny dip. They then ranked the top 25 skinny dipping locations, with the top swimming spot per country. 

In this study, the beach quality, safety, weather, and lodging were taken into account. This was across 7 key metrics of skinny dipping friendliness: (1) pollution (2) Blue Flag status, (3) weather (4) air temperature, (5) water temperature, (6) safety, and (7) hotel cost.

Using the data points, each location has been given a ‘Skinny DIpping Index Score’. This represents the quality of the skinny dipping experience that you could have at the location.

Top 25 Skinny Dipping Spots in the World:

  1. Lokrum Island, Dubrovnik, Croatia
    Index Score: 84.5
  2. Spiaggia della Lecciona, Tuscany, Italy
    Index Score: 79
  3. Maslin Beach, Adelaide, Australia
    Index Score: 72.75
  4. English Garden, Munich, Germany
    Index Score: 68.75
  5. Barreta Island, Faro, Portugal
    Index Score: 67.5
  6. Red Beach, Crete, Greece
    Index Score: 66.75
  7. Washougal River, Washington State, USA
    Index Score: 65
  8. Plage de Tahiti, St Tropez, France
    Index Score: 64.25
  9. Praia de Galheta, Santa Catarina, Brazil
    Index Score: 64
  10.  Pihlajasaari Beach, Helsinki, Finland
    Index Score: 62
  11.  Green Lake, Styria,  Austria
    Index Score: 61.25
  12. Vecaki Beach, Riga, Latvia
    Index Score: 61
  13. Bellevue Beach, Klampenborg, Denmark
    Index Score: 59.5
  14. Huk Beach, Oslo, Norway
    Index Score: 59.5
  15. Playa Levante, Formentera, Spain
    Index Score: 59.5
  16. Mpenjati Nature Reserve, Port Edward, South Africa
    Index Score: 59
  17. Viti Lake, Askja Caldera, Iceland
    Index Score: 54.75
  18. Banyan Tree Lijiang, Yunnan, China
    Index Score: 54
  19.  Little Palm Beach, Auckland, New Zealand
    Index Score: 53.25
  20. Arambol Beach, Goa India
    Index Score: 52.75
  21. Semuc Champey, Lanquín, Guatemala
    Index Score: 51.5
  22. UK – Lady Falls, Neath, United Kingdom
    Index Score: 51.5
  23. Wreck Beach, Vancouver, Canada
    Index: Score: 48.5
  24. Orient Bay, St. Martin, Caribbean
    Index Score: 47.7 
  25. Neve Midbar Beach, Dead Sea, Israel
    Index Score: 47.25

Here are some tips for having a fun time skinny dipping:

  1. Be respectful and have discretion. Try not to traumatize any small kids. We agree the human body is a beautiful thing but give people the opportunity not to look at you if they don’t want to.
  2. Don’t forget sunscreen and bug spray. You don’t want to get a sunburn in that spot that usually doesn’t see the light of day.
  3. Don’t skinny dip drunk. A little liquid courage could help you get naked. But if you are completely drunk, it isn’t safe to swim and could land you in a dangerous situation.
  4. Beware of leeches. With a bathing suit, they are one thing, and when you are stark naked it’s another.
  5. Make sure your friends are comfortable. If everyone is happy to strip down, then go for it.
  6. Keep your eyes on people’s faces. Interact as you normally would and keep physical contact to a minimum. 
  7. No photos. If only celebrities and politicians could learn this too.
  8. It’s not a big deal. Get over yourself and have fun. Remember that not even swimsuit models look like that in real life. So, relax and enjoy being naked.

To view the best skinny dipping spots in (nearly) every country in the world view:

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