The naked truth on nude beaches in Sardinia, Italy

Sardinia is a mecca for beach lovers, and with over 1849 kilometres of beautiful, pristine coastline, it’s no wonder naked vacationers return year after year. It’s easy to see why, with miles of glorious, sandy beaches and award-winning panoramas. It’s a place where endless turquoise waters meet rugged coastlines and where the world comes to play each summer.

Did you know?

It’s illegal to get naked on a Sardinian public beach.

That Sardinia hosts very few, secluded nude beaches (so few, in fact, I can’t find any resources on legal nude beaches in Sardinia) and if caught in the buff on a beach in Italy that the fine is hefty – very hefty!

Do you know the difference between a topless beach and a nude beach?

What is a topless beach?

A topless beach is a public beach where upper body clothing is optional for men and women. Most beaches in Italy are topless beaches.¹

A general rule of thumb is to look around and see what others are doing. If there are hundreds of people on the beach – dressed in their beach best, then you should stay dressed in your beach suit.

A little incident that happened…

I parked my pasty-white Canadian butt on the hot, white sand and noticed that every other woman was topless and thought – I’m in Italy, I’ll go topless too! Continue reading

12 beautiful beaches to wear your birthday suit in Sardinia, Italy

You searched for it; time and time again: nude, naked Sardinia, nudismo and nude Italy. I’ve done a little digging and found 12 wonderful beaches in Sardinia, Italy where you can proudly wear your birthday suit. Spiagge per e nudismo in Sardegna, Italia.

  • Arbus, Piscinas, CagliariSimplicity by Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life 2013
  • Capo Carbonara, Villasimius, Cagliari
  • Mari Pintau, Geremeas, Cagliari
  • Spiaggia di Prumare, Muravera, Costa Rei
  • Spiaggia di Is Arenas, Oristano
  • Spiaggia del Liscia, Palau, Olbia-Tempio
  • Tortoli, Lido di Orri, Ogliastra
  • Porto Ferro, Alghero
  • Cala Volpe, Porto Cervo, Olbia-Tempio
  • Liscia di Vacca, Olbia-Tempio
  • Piccolo Pevero, Arzachena, Olbia-Tempio
  • Capo Falcone, Stintino, Sassari

But before you strip down, be sure you know the laws of the land:

In 2006 the Italian Supreme Court passed a law stating that certain beaches could be designated as a nude beach. These beaches would in fact have to post signs for the weary traveler – stating the beach as a nudist beach.

Summer 2012 in Taormina, Sicily a man was fined €1200 for going nude on a public, overcrowded beach. There were other nudist on the same beach as this man but they ran away to hide the moment the police arrived. He was the only one who had the balls to sit on his patch of sand and make the police come to him!

Tortoli, Sardinia – 2 British tourists were subject to a stern warning from police for being naked on the beach.

***Disclaimer: I have never been to any of the above beaches. Please use caution and common sense before you shed your clothes.

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The naked truth on nude beaches in Sardinia, Italy